Savory Pot Roast With Pan Gravy (Oven or Crock Pot)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs 45 mins

Very tender and flavorful meat dish, makes a wonderful gravy. A longtime family favorite. From my father.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dust beef with combination of seasonings and flour.
  2. Heat oil in heavy oven-proof pan; brown meat, then remove.
  3. Brown onions and garlic lightly in pan. Replace meat; add remaining ingredients.
  4. Cover, bake in 350°F oven until meat is tender, about 2 1/2 hours.
  5. (Note: May use a crock pot instead of the oven. Cook on low 10-12 hours, -or- on high 5-6 hours).
  6. Discard bouquet. Serve with pan gravy.
  7. Makes 10 servings (who are they kidding?).
Most Helpful

If I could give this more than 5 stars, I most certainly would! Fabulous recipe! I used the oven method, but only used 1 large onion as well as tying in fresh thyme into the herb bundle. The aroma was almost unbearable. Delicious! :)

Lori Mama June 13, 2009

AMAZING!!! I made it in the oven and it turned out sooooo goood. I don't usually like onions much but they were delicious in the gravy. This is a recipe I will make over and over.. =)

Catlady13 May 26, 2008

So much better than the mushroom soup/dry onion soup pot roast that I've been making for years. This recipe seems healthier and has become our new favorite. I would give it 10 stars if I could.

KathyRose in RI March 08, 2010