Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs
I watched him making this pot roast a couple of weeks ago and the end result looked amazing I just had to try it. This is total comfort food.
- 1 (3 -4 lb) beef chuck roast, trimmed fat (3-4 pounds)
- kosher salt
- black pepper, freshly ground
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 1 cup water
- 2 yellow onions, halved
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 bunch baby carrots
- 2 celery ribs, sliced
- 1 cup button mushroom (stems removed and sliced in half)
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 4 sprigs fresh thyme
- 2 bay leaves
- Season all sides of the beef with a fair amount of salt and pepper.
- In a large Dutch oven or other heavy pot that has a tight cover; heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over moderately high heat.
- Brown the meat on all sides, taking the time to get a nice crust on the outside.
- Pour in the tomatoes and the water.
- Scatter the vegetables and herbs around the pot roast, season with salt and pepper; and drizzle with the remaining tablespoon of oil.
- Cover the pot and reduce the heat to low.
- Braise for about 3 hours, basting every 30 minutes with the pan juices, until the beef is fork tender.
- Slice the pot roast and arrange on platter surrounded by the vegetables.
- Serve with the pot juices.
I am a big Tyler's Ultimate fan. This pot roast recipe never fails and I cook it on the stove and in a slow cooker. My family loves it and I make some changes to suit our tastes. I use thyme but no or very little rosemary. We love rosemary with pork but not so much with beef and a red sauce. I add some potatoes because we love them in pot roast and feel free to add red wine if you like the flavor. If I have mushrooms I add them but it's great without, also. Enjoy, we do!
I made a similar Pot Roast a few years ago after seeing Tyler make it on Ultimate and my family LOVED it. My DH took leftovers to work the next day and after several of is co-workers sampled it, I earned the reputation of being an awsome cook, which I have been trying to live up to ever since :-D Seems in the episode I saw, Tyler added a cup of red wine, but now, I can't find that version. Everything else in this version seems the same. IMHO, not everyone has to feel that something is the best for it to be the untimate to someone, and there is no reason to be any more critical of something that is called "ultimate" than there would if it says "this is my family's favorite!" Thank you for posting this recipe!
i have to be a bit more critical anytime the claim is made that something is the best or the ultimate. I was ready to love this but ended up disappointed. I followed the recipe exactly and used quality ingredients. The tomato flavor was overpowering. I didn't get enough of the other flavors, especially that of the roast itself. Nobody complained about the meal but the leftovers sat in the fridge and spoiled. It did make for a hearty meal and was easy enough to prepare. Thanks for the posting.