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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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Feb. 22, 2015 6:11 pm
Don't know what I did wrong, but my roast was tough. Flavor was great, but so disappointed in the overall product. Love Chef John's recipes, but this one failed for me. :(
Feb. 10, 2015 3:47 pm
Can anyone tell me this: I added NO liquid, as per instructions, and the meat came out SWIMMING in liquid anyway! So basically, it boiled - right? What happened?? I did everything according to the recipe! It WAS still very good, but I feel as though it wasn't 'right.'
Jan. 17, 2015 7:33 am
Chef John, I wish I could draw as well as you:) Love your recipes and can't wait to try this.
Oct. 27, 2014 9:57 am
To get the recipe, click on SIMPLE BEEF POT ROAST, and you will get the print version.
Oct. 27, 2014 8:59 am
I want a print out w/ picture of the recipe but I don't see a print button.
Oct. 26, 2014 6:25 pm
This Chef always cracks me up and his food is just yummy. So easy and mellow and his little mistakes are just great. Wonderful to discover him on here.
Oct. 26, 2014 1:59 pm
That looks so good. I can't wait to make it. Now that I got a new oven after hurricane Sandy wiped out my stove and other stuff I can finally make stuff like that.
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....
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