Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

From "America's Test Kitchen" this recipe is easy and fairly inexpensive. Delicious too!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 lbs 7 bone pot roast
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper
  • water


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to 300 degrees.
  2. Thoroughly pat roast dry with paper towels and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat oil in large heavy-bottomed Dutch oven over medium-high heat until shimmering but not smoking.
  4. Brown roast thoroughly on all sides, reducing heat if oil begins to smoke, 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Add enough water to come halfway up sides of roast (no more and no less).
  6. Place a large piece of heavy foil over pot and cover with lid.
  7. Cook turning roast ever 30 minutes, until fully tender and meat fork or sharp knife easily slips in and out of meat, 2/12 to 3/12 hours.
  8. Let roast rest 10 minutes or so before serving.