Savor the Weekend: Saturday Afternoon Oven Pot Roast Perfection

    3 hours 40 minutes

    super easy

    8 servings

    Picture our Saturday afternoon oven pot roast: tender, succulent meat slow-cooked to perfection, infused with rich flavors that make every bite a moment to relish. As the aroma fills your kitchen, anticipation builds for a culinary delight that promises to be the highlight of your Saturday. Savor the weekend with this delicious pot roast, a symphony of taste that transforms ordinary afternoons into extraordinary.

    Shown with: Rosemary Potatoes

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    1 boneless beef chuck roast (2-1/2 pounds)
    salt and pepper to taste
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 tablespoon butter
    4 cups sliced sweet onion
    1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
    4 garlic cloves, minced
    1 teaspoon dried thyme
    0.50 teaspoon celery seed
    0.50 cup dry red wine
    1 carton (32 ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth
    1 packet of Lipton onion soup & dip mix
    6 medium carrots, cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces
    0.50 pound medium fresh mushrooms, quartered

    Nutritional Information

    17g Fat
    32g Protein
    7g Sugars
    359 Calories
    18g Carbs



    Preheat oven to 325°. Season roast with salt and pepper.
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    In a Dutch oven, heat oil and butter over medium-high heat; brown roast on all sides (about 3 minutes each side). Remove from pot. Add onion to the same pot; cook and stir over medium heat until tender, 8-10 minutes. Add tomato paste, garlic, thyme and celery seed; cook and stir 1 minute longer.
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    Add wine, stirring to loosen browned bits from pot; stir in broth and packet of Lipton onion soup & dip mix. Return roast to pot. Arrange carrots and mushrooms around roast; bring to a boil. Bake, covered, until meat is fork-tender, 2-1/2- 3 hours. If desired, skim fat and thicken cooking juices for gravy.
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    Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates. If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.

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