Learn how to make the easiest classic dutch oven chuck pot roast recipe baked in an oven for a Sunday pot roast meal.
Fall-apart tender and perfect with vegetables such as carrots and potatoes and smothered in gravy, this easy dinner is a meal your family will love.
Dutch Oven Chuck Roast with Vegetables
There is nothing quite as classic as a roast in the oven when it comes to a Sunday pot roast dinner. Sunday meals are meant for gathering around the table and enjoying the comfort of a homecooked meal.
Our whole family most often enjoys this oven-baked chuck roast recipe on Sundays. In the mornings, all I have to do is wake up, sear the beef chuck roast, cut the root vegetables, mix the sauce and then place everything in the oven.
While we are at church, the oven does all the work roasting our delicious dinner to perfection in a cast iron dutch oven.
There is nothing like opening the front door and being welcomed by the tantalizing aroma of a hearty chuck roast filling the whole house, letting you know dinner is ready.
I believe that every home cook needs to have a hearty, heartwarming best pot roast recipe served with gravy, carrots, and potatoes!
Pot Roast with Onion Soup Mix Recipe (homemade)
Many old fashioned pot roast recipes with onion soup mix and cream of mushroom soup call for using a package of dry onion soup mix.
In our home, we try to use natural whole food ingredients and avoid many fillers found in processed foods.
So, with a few essential pantry ingredients, I will share my favorite way to make this recipe from scratch.
Add a few cans of organic cream of mushroom soup, and this recipe will make its own gravy from those pan juices and drippings!
This is sure to be a favorite comforting meal with a tender pot roast with so much flavor.
Why You will Love this Recipe
- Quick and Easy: Simple ingredients that can quickly be mixed together, poured over the seared roast, and then placed in the oven to bake. With a one-pot meal, this makes for an easy clean-up as well!
- Simple Ingredients: this healthy chuck roast gets all the great flavor from herbs and spices – no need for red wine, balsamic vinegar, or worcestershire sauce.
- Pantry Ingredients: Just a few pantry staples are required to make this great recipe, and more than likely, you already have them on hand!
- Healthy: While it may be easy to reach for that package of onion soup mix from the grocery store, I believe in using healthy organic ingredients without any added fillers, so I make my own homemade dry onion soup mix.
- One Pot Meal: Using a large pot such as a dutch oven, this perfect pot roast is loaded with tender veggies, so it’s a complete meal in one. While sides are unnecessary, we love this meal served with homemade dinner rolls.
- Versatile Recipe: Keep the recipe simple with potatoes and carrots, or you can choose to add other vegetables along with sliced onions. It’s completely up to what your family loves!
- Family Favorite: Homecooked, hearty, and filling, this oven baked chuck roast recipe is sure to be a family favorite in your home.
Kitchen Essentials you May Need
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- Dutch Oven: at home in the oven, on the stove top, grill, or over a campfire, this dutch oven is large and built for decades of cooking.
- Mixing Bowl: my favorite stoneware bowl for that antique home feels like grandma would have used it.
- Cutting Board: a kitchen essential for chopping vegetables, these are made of beautiful mango wood.
- Paring Knife: my favorite little paring knife.
- Serving Platter: I love collecting antique platters to serve food at the dinner table. It just makes meals feel a little more special.
Ingredients for Oven Baked Chuck Roast Recipe
The best Sunday pot roast recipe with potatoes and carrots starts with these simple ingredients.
While you do not have to use all organic ingredients in this easy recipe, I believe organic is the best in flavor and nutrition. Here is what you will need:
- Boneless Chuck Roast: use a 3-5 lb chuck roast with rich marbling.
- Fat: Coconut oil or lard are my top options for searing a chuck roast. Avoid using oils with a low smoke point, such as olive oil.
- Organic Cream of Mushroom: this delicious add-in makes a wonderful creamy gravy for this tender dutch oven pot roast.
- Organic Beef Bone Broth – can substitute beef stock
- Dried Chopped Onion
- Onion Granules
- Garlic Granules
- Celery Powder
- Celtic Salt
- Black Pepper
- Organic Potatoes: we love Yukon gold potatoes or small red potatoes for this recipe. Since I use organic potatoes, I do not peel them. They bake up perfectly tender and are so delicious.
- Organic Carrots: I love using baby carrots to save time as I don’t have to spend time chopping them.
How to Cook a Roast in the Oven with Vegetables
If this is your first time making this recipe, you can find the full recipe at the bottom of the page. There you will find a printable card with step-by-step instructions for making this classic dutch oven pot roast.
Step 1: Season Roast
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Season both sides of the roast with salt and black pepper.
Step 2: Sear Chuck Roast
Heat coconut oil or lard over medium high heat, and place meat in a large dutch oven. Using tongs to rotate the roast, sear each side of the roast until golden brown in the hot oil.
Remove the dutch oven from the top of the stove. You will notice that there will be browned bits from where the roast has seared at the bottom of the pan. Leave them in the dutch oven as this is just added flavor.
Step 3: Chop Vegetables
On a cutting board, chop and dice potatoes and carrots. Place potatoes and other vegetables around the chuck roast in the dutch oven in multiple layers.
Step 4: Make Homemade Onion Mix
In a medium bowl, use a wooden spoon to mix together 2 cans of organic cream of mushroom soup, 2 cups organic beef bone broth, 1/4 cup dried chopped onions, 1 teaspoon onion granules, 1 teaspoon garlic granules, 1/2 teaspoon celery powder, 1 teaspoon celtic salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1 teaspoon parsley.
Pour the homemade onion soup mix over top of chuck roast and vegetables. Place lid on dutch oven and place in the preheated oven.
Step 5: Bake the Chuck Roast
Depending on the size of your roast, bake it in the oven for 3-5 hours at 300 degrees F. Roast is ready when it is fall apart tender.
Step 6: Serve
Transfer roast, potatoes, and carrots from the oven to a serving platter. Drizzle the gravy drippings over the top of the roast and vegetables.
Tips For Making the Best Oven Baked Chuck Roast Recipe
Same Size Vegetables: Try to cut all vegetables relatively the same size. I often choose baby carrots since they are already cut and generally the same size.
For the potatoes, I use baby Golden Yukons and quarter them. Since the vegetables are added at the beginning of cooking time, you want them to cook up tender but not mushy.
Add Other Vegetables: while our family prefers carrots and potatoes, you can use other vegetables such as parsnips, turnips, celery, yellow onions, green beans, or sweet potatoes for a hearty meal.
Sear the Roast: the secret to the most tender, delicious Sunday pot roast is to seal in the juices by searing the roast on all sides.
This helps to develop the rich flavor you can not get any other way.
What is the Best Meat for Pot Roast
When selecting the best cut of meat for a juicy pot roast, the tougher the cut, the better the pot roast. Tough cuts of meat have the toughest connective tissue. The tissue breaks down when cooked at a low temperature, resulting in tender beef bites.
Options such as chuck roast, shoulder steak, boneless beef chuck roast, chuck shoulder roast, beef chuck arm, rump roast, or bottom round roast will all work for making a delicious oven-baked roast.
But, for the best dutch oven pot roast recipe, use the boneless chuck roast. It is generally one of the inexpensive cuts of beef and has exceptional marbling. Once baked in the oven, it is a juicy and tender roast.
How Long To Cook Chuck Roast in Oven
The exact cook time will be different every time because every roast is different. After searing the roast to lock in all the flavor, a chuck roast should be baked for 3 hours for a 3-pound roast. If using a 4 to 5-pound roast, plan on 4 hours at a minimum.
Check the chuck roast with a fork; it needs extra time to cook if it is tough. Place the dutch oven cast iron lid back on the dutch oven and let it keep on cooking; the roast is ready when it is fall-apart fork tender.
How to Store Leftover Pot Roast
Once the oven baked chuck roast has cooled to room temperature, transfer the roast from the dutch oven to an airtight container. Be sure to keep the juices from the roast, as this helps to keep the roast moist.
When stored correctly in an airtight container, oven baked chuck roast will keep fresh for five days in the refrigerator.
How To Reheat Oven Baked Chuck Roast
When you have leftovers, it is guaranteed that you will want to warm them the next day. This oven-baked chuck roast recipe is easy to reheat when using an oven or microwave.
The flavorful gravy will have thickened after being refrigerated, but once warmed, it will thin.
- Oven: To fully warm the chuck roast without drying it out, slice the roast and place it in a baking dish. Then, pour the leftover gravy over the meat, adding extra beef broth if needed. Place roast uncovered in a 250-degree oven. Roast for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until the meat registers 120 degrees.
- Microwave: Transfer chuck roast to a microwave safe dish. Add some gravy over the top and cover the dish with a microwave-safe lid or paper towel. Microwave for 2-3 minutes, stir, then continue to microwave for 30-second intervals until warm.
What to Serve with Pot Roast
To offset the hearty elements in this classic pot roast recipe that many consider a complete meal, here are a few ideas for some irresistible sides.
- Roasted Cauliflower Casserole: An easy-to-make side dish, this loaded cauliflower has cauliflower, heavy cream, cheese, sour cream, and bacon.
- Skillet Sweet Potatoes: crispy, fried, golden brown cast iron skillet roasted sweet potatoes seasoned with delicious herbs.
- Sourdough Dinner Rolls: Grace the dinner table with these sweet homemade rolls made from scratch. Long fermented with no commercial yeast, these rolls with a slight sourdough tang is the perfect addition to any home-cooked meal.
Printable Recipe Card for Oven Baked Chuck Roast
There’s no easier, great way to feed a family than a classic pot roast. It’s inexpensive, home-cooked comfort food that is easy to make.
After a long day or a slow weekend, there is nothing like sitting down around the table to enjoy this flavorful Sunday pot roast dinner!
- 3-5 pound boneless chuck roast
- 2 tablespoons fat (coconut oil or lard)
- golden yukon potatoes
- baby carrots
- 2 cans of organic cream of mushroom soup
- 2 cups organic beef bone broth
- 1/4 cup dried chopped onions
- 1 teaspoon onion granules
- 1 teaspoon garlic granules
- 1/2 teaspoon celery powder
- 1 teaspoon celtic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Season both sides of the roast with salt and pepper.
- Heat coconut oil or lard over medium-high heat in the dutch oven. Using tongs to rotate the roast, sear chuck roast on all sides until golden brown. Remove the dutch oven from the stovetop.
- On a cutting board, chop and dice potatoes. Use thicker carrots, so they cook up tender but not mushy. Place vegetables around the chuck roast in the dutch oven.
- In a medium bowl, use a wooden spoon to mix two cans of organic cream of mushroom soup, 2 cups organic beef bone broth, 1/4 cup dried chopped onions, one teaspoon onion granules, one teaspoon garlic granules, 1/2 teaspoon celery powder, one teaspoon Celtic salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and one teaspoon parsley. Pour over top of chuck roast and vegetables—place lid on dutch oven and place in the preheated oven.
- Depending on the size of your roast, bake it in the oven for 3-5 hours at 300 degrees F. Roast is ready when it is fall-apart tender.
- Transfer roast, potatoes, and carrots from the oven to a serving platter. Drizzle the gravy drippings over the top of the roast and vegetables.
TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST OVEN BAKED CHUCK ROAST RECIPE
- Same Size Vegetables: Try to cut all vegetables relatively the same size. I often choose baby carrots since they are already cut. For the potatoes, I use baby Golden Yukons and quarter them. Since the vegetables are added at the beginning of cooking time, you want them to cook up tender but not mushy.
- Add Other Vegetables: while our family prefers carrots and potatoes, you can use other hearty vegetables such parsnips, turnips, celery, or sweet potatoes.
- Sear the Roast: the secret to the most tender pot roast is to seal in the juices by searing the roast on all sides. This helps to develop the rich flavor that you just can not get any other way.