Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

My basic pot roast recipe, prepared in a large electric skillet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in skillet and brown roast on all sides.
  2. Add all ingredients, except the carrots and potatoes.
  3. Bring to a boil in the skillet, cover and simmer on low (200 degrees) for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Check after 1 hour and add more liquid if needed.
  4. Add carrots and potatoes, continue simmering for 30 minutes more.
  5. Remove meat and vegetables. Discard garlic cloves and bay leaves.
  6. Thicken liquid with cornstarch and cold water to make gravy.
Most Helpful

This was good! I added celery and put 4 holes to stuff garlic in the roast.

seal angel May 30, 2014

The roast was perfect and very tasty! We had a lot of left-overs (on purpose) and the next night we made a very hearty stew with the left over meat and veggies! I will definitely make this again!

peggyrjames March 04, 2014

Ahh, comfort food at it's very best! I love that this recipe is very basic and simple, and the flavors are so wonderful. My only change was actually an addition-I added a 6oz pkg of whole button mushrooms. Eating a plate of this is like cuddling up on the couch in a cozy blanket on a cold fall/winter day. Just awesome! Thanks for sharing Half Hearted Chef, made for Bargain Basement tag game and will definately make this again.

DeeVaFoodie September 29, 2011