Basic Pot Roast

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by LaLa Lola

This is a Marcelle Bienvenu recipe from the New Orleans Times-Picayune. It makes a wonderful gravy that could be thickened with cornstarch or flour if desired.

Top Review by LuuvBunny

This was just what I was looking for.A simple recipe that gives the roast great texture and flavour.I did not have any beef broth so I used water and it was perfect.This is a keeper,thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. Salt& pepper roast.
  3. Heat ovenproof Dutch oven over high flame about 3 minutes.
  4. Add olive oil.
  5. Brown roast well, about 4 minutes on each side.
  6. Remove roast.
  7. Add chopped onions, stir, scraping up brown bits from bottom of pot.
  8. Add beef broth and stir.
  9. Return roast to pot.
  10. Add parsley& bay leaves.
  11. Cover.
  12. Put in 325° oven for 30 minutes.
  13. Reduce heat to 300° and cook for 1 ½ hour until fork tender.

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