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Video: Simple Beef Pot Roast

See how to make the world’s easiest pot roast.

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This pot roast recipe and technique could not be easier. In this video, you’ll learn how to make a simple beef pot roast. This is an easy pot roast recipe made with aromatic vegetables that break down and combine with meat juices to make their own sauce! Just brown the chuck roast and put it in a pot with some sautéed veggies, then find something fun to do until its ready! (This video also features some of Chef John’s impressive stick-figure drawings.) Check out Chef John’s recipe for Simple Beef Pot Roast. You'll see, there’s no complicated gravy recipe here—the sauce is formed by the natural juices from the meat and veggies combined with just a bit of butter. See more Chef John videos >>

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Skinny Chef 
May 20, 2014 1:08 pm
Thanks Chef John! Love the light changing comment but your drawings are awesome!! Have tried several of your recipes simple and so good. Keep on cooking and sharing your tips with the rest of us.
Apr. 8, 2014 8:15 am
Love this site already! I am new to this site and can tell I am going to use these recipes all the time. I'm beginning to feel like a real cook. Family loves it, thanks Chef John
Dec. 18, 2013 3:11 pm
Oh....and by the way, I added a few mushrooms and a splash of red wine....
Dec. 18, 2013 3:09 pm
I couldn't believe how delicious this Potroast was. The horseradish mashed potatoes made this meal....I am serving it for Christmas!'s that good! Thanks Chef John! You're my hero!
Apr. 5, 2013 9:23 pm
Oh Chef John you are too funny. I laughed and laughed at this video. LOVE this guy!!!
Mar. 29, 2013 4:15 pm
Wonderfully simple...kudos to Chef John, again!!!!!!
Mar. 12, 2013 1:14 pm
For the ingred. for Chef John's on the high lighted words in the paragraph under his drawings.
Love Baking 
Mar. 12, 2013 8:34 am
Here is an idea for easy beef pot roast. Simple. I cover my baking pan with foil. I take my roast and season with lemon pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder on both sides. If you want to do it ahead of time and put in refrigerator for the next day you can. It soaks in the seasoning. Than before I put in oven in a 350 degree oven I take one onion and slice in half. Take the one half and cut in half again place on top of meat. Take half green bell pepper and slice in half. Take that half and slice again in 3. Place on top of meat. Cover in foil and make sure it is sealed around and cook. After 3 hrs check and it will be very tender. Serve with mash potatoes and gravy and a vegetable. Its very simple, favorable, and easy. FYI make sure you leave the meat at room temp to warm so it will not be tough cause placing meats in hot oven right away or grilling stinks the meat and makes it tough.
Love Baking 
Mar. 12, 2013 8:25 am
I would not trust any plastics out there that say BPA safe. The only plastic I trust has been the one for years everyone avoids due to being expensive Tupperware Brand. You know the one that has it imprinted. Plus has a live time warranty as long as damage is not done intentional. When I use ZIPLOCK either bags or containers I put foil in container over lapping. Than pour food and fold over and place lid and freeze. I love Tupperware and have lots of it. I buy the ZIPLOCK to send with leftovers for friends cause the real Tupperware Brand rarely makes it back home LOL. Not sure if I am keeping the toxins out that way, but is an idea.
Mar. 12, 2013 7:12 am
ZIPLOCK sponsored with Rachael Ray....... Is this product PBA FREE (or whatever the initials of this toxin are) And precautions about microwaving..... and putting hot ingredients in ziplock?
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