Favorite Pot Roast Recipes

Pot roasts are perfect for cool weather meals, and preparation is so easy. 

Not all cuts of beef are good for long, slow braising. Budget-friendly chuck roasts are the most flavorful and best suited to slow cooking. They are fattier, but the meat becomes tender, juicy, and delicious. Other good choices include short ribs, rump roast, beef brisket, and bottom round.

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    Slow Cooker Pot Roast With Bacon and Beer
    Slow Cooker Pot Roast With Bacon and Beer. Diana Rattray

    This flavorful chuck roast is the perfect cut of beef for long slow cooking. The roast is cooked with bacon, beer, and vegetables.

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    Perfect Pot Roast
    Perfect Pot Roast. Diana Rattray

    This pot roast takes all day to cook, but preparation takes just minutes. Set the slow cooker and forget it!

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    Basic Pot Roast With Vegetables for the Slow Cooker
    Basic Pot Roast With Vegetables. Diana Rattray

     A simple gravy is the perfect finishing touch for this easy pot roast with vegetables.

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    Slow Cooker Pot Roast With Potatoes
    Slow Cooker Pot Roast With Potatoes. Diana Rattray

     This is a perfect choice for an everyday family meal, and it's special enough for a Sunday dinner.

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    Savory Pot Roast with Onions
    Savory Pot Roast with Onions. Diana Rattray

     this slow cooked pot roast is flavored with ketchup, wine, a bit of mustard, and other seasonings.

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    Pot Roast With Garlic and Thyme
    Pot Roast With Garlic and Thyme. Diana Rattray

    his easy braised oven pot roast is flavored with red wine, garlic, and thyme. This all-in-one meal makes a great family dinner for any night of the week.

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    Fast and Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast
    Fast and Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast. Diana Rattray

    Bacon, beer, mushrooms, and a spicy grill seasoning blend help to give this delicious pot roast extra flavor.

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    Harvest Pot Roast
    Harvest Pot Roast. Diana Rattray

    A delicious seasoned pot roast is slow cooked until tender, then baked beans are added to the pot. A flavorful combination of beef and beans, this is a great budget meal the family will love.

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    Shredded Beef for Sandwiches
    Shredded Beef for Sandwiches. Diana Rattray

     I've received many positive comments about Myron's great recipe. The beef comes out super tender, perfect for sandwiches. Or serve the beef with potatoes or noodles.

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    Home Style Pot Roast With Gravy
    Home Style Pot Roast. Diana Rattray

    This is an old-fashioned beef pot roast with vegetables and gravy. Feel free to add other vegetables to this pot roast, such as small white onions, parsnips, or sweet potato chunks.

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    Pot Roast
    Pot Roast. William Mahar / Getty Images
    This beef is slowly braised with mushrooms and red wine, along with other vegetables, for a tender and delicious pot roast special enough for a Sunday dinner.
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    Pot Roast and Pinto Beans
    Pot Roast and Pintos. Diana Rattray

    This easy pot roast is cooked with barbecue sauce and canned pinto beans. It's a snap to prepare, and it's super easy on the budget. Serve this delicious pot roast with hot baked cornbread and fresh vegetables or a salad for a perfect family meal.

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    Pot Roast With Red Wine and Mushrooms
    Pot Roast With Red Wine and Mushrooms. Diana Rattray
    Serve this delicious pot roast with mashed potatoes or rice and your favorite vegetables or a tossed green salad.
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    pot roast with vegetables
    Pot Roast. Spencer Jones/Getty Images

    This easy pot roast is made with a rump roast, garlic and seasonings, and potatoes. Add carrots and pearl onions to this dish.

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    Pot Roast With Wine and Tomatoes
    Pot Roast With Wine and Tomatoes. Diana Rattray

    Serve this flavorful pot roast with potatoes and a tossed salad for a delicious family dinner. Use a chuck roast, bottom round, or beef brisket in the recipe.

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    Slow Cooker Pot Roast With Tomatoes
    Slow Cooker Pot Roast With Tomatoes. Diana Rattray

    French onion soup and tomatoes flavor this tender, juicy pot roast. Serve the pot roast with potatoes and a tossed salad for a hearty weekday meal.