Perfect Pot Roast With Vegetables and Gravy
500 mins (prep 20, cooking 480)
11 ingredients
6-8 servings
I have always loved comfort food and a well prepared pot roast tops the list. There are more recipes for pot roast than there are pots too cook them. Many of those recipes, however, produce dry, pasty-looking meat and vegetables that just don't quite make it. I've taken the best from lots of different techniques and come up with what I think is a recipe you'll enjoy time and again. Quite a few different cuts of beef are "suitable" for pot roast: bottom round, rump and front cut brisket to name a few. A blade cut chuck roast is far and away the best choice, however. It's fattier than the others and during the long, slow cooking process called braising, the chuck produces the most mouth watering end result. Be sure to brown the roast and vegetables before braising. This improves the flavor and also enhances the appearance as the high heat used during browning carmelizes the sugars in the meat. The quantity of each of the ingredients can be varied a little to suit your individual taste. Accordingly, the timing suggested is only a guide and you should test for doneness as you begin to approach the end of the cooking time. This recipe calls for cooking in a crock pot. You can also use a large heavy Dutch oven and cook in the oven.

Categories:  low-calorie , low-carb , low-in... ,
Share on Newzsocial



Serving Size (258.13 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 387.45 Calories from Fat 186.3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20.7g 191.08%
Saturated Fat 7.86g 235.71%
Trans Fat 0.85g %
Cholesterol 161.79mg 323.58%
Sodium 587.78mg 146.94%
Total Carbohydrate 3.39g 6.78%
Dietary Fiber 0.56 g 13.43%
Sugars 0.36 g %
Protein 47.37g 568.39%
Vitamin A 902.54IU% Vitamin C 0.49mg%
Calcium 44.66mg% Iron 5.12mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh ground black pepper, boiling potatoes