Perfect Pot Roast in a Bag

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READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
Recipe by k.a.adams

After 27 years of "trying" I was finally able to make the Pot Roast that my entire family LOVED. From the fork tender beef, to the golden brown potatoes and gravy, this recipe needed to get written down!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1814.36 g beef shoulder (it must be this cut!)
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 236.59 ml beef stock
  • 118.29 ml flour
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 large carrots (cut into 2 in pieces)
  • 4 large russet potatoes (peeled and quartered)
  • 29.58 ml olive oil
  • 1 oven cooking bag


  1. Turn oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Shake salt and pepper into the flour. Put flour on paper plate and then place meat on the plate - turning to cover all sides with the flour. In a pan hot with about 2Tbl olive oil, brown meat well on all sides. This should take about 10 minutes.
  3. Prepare roasting bag by shaking 1 TBL flour in bag, set bag in 2 in deep oven safe pan.
  4. Place a few onion slices in bottom of bag, followed by the browned roast. Place remaining onion slices on top of roast. Pour the beef stock over the Roast and seal the bag. Cook on middle rack of oven for 2 hours.
  5. After 2 hours, Remove all but 1/2 C of roast juices from pan (I used to make gravy) Place sliced carrots around roast, place potatoes on top of carrots, reseal bag and cook an additional 2 hours.

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