(Last Updated On: October 10, 2022)
Pot roast is one of those dinners that the whole family loves, and your family is going to love this tender pot roast recipe. So simple to make and tastes delicious.
For this recipe, I cut the pot roast in half because it was just me and my husband for dinner. For only two people, we had plenty of leftovers for the next day. I usually make the whole roast if the kids are coming over for dinner, or if my husband and I want roast beef sandwiches for a few days.
- About 3 pounds of Beef round top round roast
- 1/2 teaspoon Lawry’s seasoned salt
- 1 raw onion
- 1/2 teaspoon of table salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
- enough water to cover the pot roast
- 4 raw potatoes
- 1 small bag of raw carrots, or two 14.5 ounce cans of pre-cooked carrots
- 2 cans of green beans
This Beef Round Top Round Roast USDA Prime was bought at Costco. It is a medium-sized pot roast at 3.10 pounds, and the price was $6.49 a pound.
Step-By-Step Instructions With Photos
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Put the pot roast in the roasting pan and cover it with water.
Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of Lawry’s seasoned salt, 1/2 teaspoon of regular table salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper over the roast and in the water too.
I always put one raw onion, cut in slices, in the roasting pan and over the top of the pot roast. But when I started to make this recipe, I realized I didn’t have an onion. So let’s pretend like I do have an onion. If you don’t have an onion either, the pot roast will taste fine without it.
When the oven reaches 325 degrees, put the pot roast and onions in the oven for about 2 hours.
While the pot roast is in the oven, wash and cut 4 potatoes in half. Depending on how many people will be eating dinner with you will determine how many potatoes you will need. I figure one potato per person.
After the pot roast has been baking in the oven for a couple of hours, remove it from the oven and lay the potatoes in the roasting pan.
Add the raw carrots at this time too. Lay the raw carrots all around in the roasting pan next to all of the potatoes.
Cook the potatoes, carrots, and the pot roast for about 1 more hour.
About 20 minutes before the pot roast and potatoes and carrots are done, add the 2 cans of green beans. Putting the green beans in the roasting pan too early will make the green beans turn into mush from being cooked too long with the pot roast. Also, if you are using 2 cans of pre-cooked carrots, add them at the same time you add the green beans.
Try our delicious homemade ice cream for dessert.
Pot Roast in Oven
- Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
- Put the pot roast in the roasting pan.
- Add enough water to cover the pot roast.
- Toss the slices of raw onion in the roasting pan and over the top of the roast.
- Sprinkle the Lawry's seasoned salt, regular table salt, and pepper over the roast and in the water.
- Put the roasting pan in the oven for about 2 hours.
- After 2 hours, add the potatoes and the small bag of carrots to the roasting pan. Bake about 1 more hour.
- About 20 minutes before the pot roast, potatoes and carrots are done, add the cans of green beans.
- You can use whatever pot roast meat you like the best.
- Depending on how many people will be eating dinner with you will determine how many potatoes you will need. Figure about one potato per person.
- If you are using 2 cans of pre-cooked carrots, add them at the same time you add the green beans.
A wife, a mother to a son and a daughter, and a grandmother to three granddaughters. Flo loves sharing recipes passed down from her own mother, her mother-in-law, and her grandmother as well as new recipes created with her daughter, Tamara Ray.
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