Old Fashioned Chuck Roast w/Potatoes, Carrots and Onions

I remember it vividly!

It’s “chuck roast,” Mom corrected me, on the day I blurted out “pot roast.”  Must've been because she didn't want the cattle on our farm to be offended... 😉

This is surely, a classic old fashioned dish.  In fact, when Bill and I married and lived in Louisville, it seemed like I served this for Sunday dinner after church about every Sunday I could.  Place it all in the Dutch oven and let the oven do all the work, roasting nice and slow while we were at church.

Nothing like walking in the door to this aroma, well cooked seasoned roast, potatoes, carrots and onions, couldn’t get it on the dinner table fast enough!

Ready for roasting

I loved it, it was easy to make, but it was overkill, the boys eventually got tired of eating it so often, and ball games, etc. got in the way!  It was a long while before I made it again, and then another length of time to yesterday, Sunday, when I cooked it...

It was a cold (14°) day with 5-inches of new snow on the ground,  perfect weather for beef roast and vegetables for our dinner.

This is still one of my absolute favorite meals.  It’s a well marbled chuck roast that winds up being fall-apart-tender and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.  It’s not a meat to rush, it has to be roasted for a long period of time. 


This slow cooked roast is an easy and delicious way to put dinner on the table on a Sunday for your family or when you have company.  

Just remember to pass the horseradish, it's a necessity. Bill says this is the only meat he likes with horseradish!

It will not be years before I make this dinner again, it’s till one of my favorites, and here’s what Mom used to do with the leftover meat ~ these days, Bill carries on with it; he makes a delectable beef salad sandwich!


Old Fashioned Chuck Roast w/Potatoes, Carrots and Onions

Old Fashioned Chuck Roast w/Potatoes, Carrots and Onions

Yield: 6
prep time: 30 Mcook time: 4 hourtotal time: 4 H & 30 M
Just like Mom used to make, it's delicious meat and veggies, perfect for a winter day!


  • 3-5 pounds chuck roast, trimmed of excess fat
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and sliced into chunks
  • 1½ pounds baby potatoes
  • 3 large onions, halved
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Farmers Prepared Old Fashioned Horseradish


How to cook Old Fashioned Chuck Roast w/Potatoes, Carrots and Onions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Place meat and vegetables in Dutch oven, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook until done and meat is fork tender, about 3 to 4 hours.
  4. Transfer meat to a platter and slice, surround it with the vegetables.
  5. Serve with horseradish on the side.
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DUTA said...

Wow! The pictures are worth a thousand words: beef, potatoes, carrots,and onions saying to each other like in the famous song - Let's get together, yeh, yeh, yeh - and make a highly delicious roast.
I love horseradish!!

Pam said...

Hi Duta! Thanks! I love horseradish too! Meat and veggies, woo hoo!

David said...

Pam, Chuck or pot roast is one of our favorite and 'go to' meals, especially in cold or cool weather! We serve this entree 4 - 6 times every year, partially because its easy, but also because its always enjoyable. We do serve beef gravy with ours though and we add 3 - 5 celery stalks to the roasting pan. I love the roasted carrots, the potatoes (with butter and gravy) and the meat...in that order! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

natalia20041989 said...

Oh yum, that is a perfect meal for me!

Pam said...

Thanks, natalia, glad you like it!

Anne in the kitchen said...

It is a great meal and such comforting food!

Mae Travels said...

I think that's close to my mother's recipe too. Maybe back in the day everyone made that pot roast! Yes, your weather is just like ours, probably the same storm system.

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Pam said...

Thanks, Anne! Yes it is!

Pam said...

That's good, Dave! I usually make gravy too, great with it. No celery though. Bill loves the roasted carrots too, I like the meat best! Have a good week!

Buttercup said...

I haven't had a pot roast in ages, but it was a standard for my mother. I'm still without an oven, but this is a perfect winter crockpot meal -- or several meals.

Angie's Recipes said...

It looks hearty, flavoursome and must have tasted amazingly delicious. Definitely a winner!

Kasia J. said...

Delicious :)

Pam said...

Thanks, Mae! Spring isn't far away, hopefully!

Pam said...

I know what you mean, BC! It was ages since we last had one. Crockpot would be great!

Pam said...

Thanks, Angie! It's good for cold days! Take care

Pam said...

Thanks, Kasia!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I grew up on dinners like this at home too! I haven't made one either in such a long time but I can smell it now :)

Pam said...

Thanks, Susan! It's an oldie but goodie! Take care!

Cakelaw said...

Yummo - this is one of my favourite kinds of dinner. It would be especially welcome with all the cold and snow outside.

Pam said...

Right on, Cakelaw! Perfect for the weather and we've got a lot more nasty weather coming our way Thursday! Thanks!

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness said...

Yum! I am with you, this is one of my favorite meals too! This looks delicious!!!

Pam said...

Thanks, Dawn! Have a good rest of the week!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

This is basically my go-to pot roast recipe, too. Simple, comforting and delicious! I also add some ketchup, bay leaves and 3 cloves on top of the chuck.

Pam said...

Oh, never thought of ketchup. Sounds good and will try your way next time. Thanks, Liz. Take care

Juliana said...

Pam, this is such a nice roast, I am loving it with the carrot and potatoes...such a comforting dish, I would love to dip some bread into it...
Thanks for the recipe...have a great rest of the week!

Pam said...

Thanks, Juliana! Glad you like it. Take care

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

This is absolute comfort food for a cold day! We get a quarter cow each year and I love to make a pot/chuck roast or two like this. We love it!

Pam said...

Hi Amy! Great! It makes a delicious meal. Have a good weekend!

Melinda said...

Well, ok now I'm hungry.
Thanks Pam! Ha!

M : )

Pam said...

Ha! Thanks, Melinda! Have a good week!

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina said...

This is my husband's dream dish/recipe Pam! He'll be thrilled to know that you shared it. Hope you're staying warm with this wonderful comfort food, Pam!

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