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Roast beef is a classic. This roast beef is prepared in the oven with potatoes, carrots and other spices for a family favorite meal.

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Oven-braised beef roast is one of my family’s favorite meals and one of the simplest to prepare. It makes for a delicious dinner that you’ll hope doesn’t all get eaten so you have left-overs to use in sandwiches, stews, and soups. It makes for a perfect Sunday dinner that tastes like you’ve been slaving away all day in the kitchen when really, your Dutch oven does all of the work for you.

I like to include a few vegetables with my oven-braised beef roast for an incredibly flavorful one pot dinner. Simple preparation, simple hearty meal, and simple cleanup! I don’t know about you, but I can’t ask for much more than that!

Here’s how I make my it.

Oven-Braised Beef Roast

Dinner 2 hrs 15 mins

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Servings 6
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone
Roast is classic. This roast beef is prepared in the oven with potatoes, carrots and other spices for a family favorite meal.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (2-pound) chuck roast
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 small potatoes scrubbed and quartered
  • 3 large carrots scrubbed and sliced into 3″ slices
  • 3 stalks celery scrubbed and sliced into 3″ slices
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 3 cups water


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Heat olive oil in Dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Add chuck roast and brown on both sides of meat, about 3-5 minutes per side.
  • Reduce temperature to low and add all remaining ingredients.
  • Cover Dutch oven and place in 350 degree oven.
  • Cook for approximately 2 hours until meat is fork-tender.
  • Allow meat to rest about 3-5 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 654mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5206IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Happy New Year, Robyn! What a perfect comfort dish for this cold weather! I love dishes that can be stretched over days and used in sandwiches, salads, etc.

  2. This looks like the perfect comfort dish to serve on a snowy, cold day. I love roast beef dinners- reminds me of childhood! 🙂

  3. We always have so many roasts and I am always looking for new ways to cook them! Thanks for this. Looks so tasty!

  4. Happy New Year Robyn! I tried roast in the slow cooker a few weeks ago and it was good but this looks to be even better – thanks for sharing

  5. I know your recipe is fantastic… but I am so distracted by your beautiful photography! What a gorgeous plate to put everything on… and the beautiful bright orange carrots… but fantastic girl!!!


  6. Happy New Year Robyn! I do love a good pot roast – just makes the entire house smell soooo good, not to mention there’s usually leftovers for another meal or two, stretching the grocery budget!

  7. Um, Robyn, your site is my hub’s favorite. He’s loving all your savory stuff-another one for us try! Love this comfort dish and I love that it’s so simple to prepare.