This all-American Garlic Lover's Pot Roast recipe is courtesy of Emeril Lagasse. Pair it with Emeril's creamy Mashed Potatoes for a complete meal.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Using the tip of a sharp paring knife, make 20 small evenly spaced slits about 1 1/2 inches deep all over the pot roast. Using your fingers, insert the garlic cloves as deep into the slits as possible. Season with salt and pepper.

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  • In a Dutch-oven, heat oil over high heat. Carefully add meat and sear on all sides until very well browned, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Add onion, carrots, celery, and 2/3 cup water. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low; cook until roast is very tender, 3 to 3 1/2 hours, turning 2 to 3 times. Add more water or wine, if desired, as needed so that there is always a little liquid in bottom of Dutch-oven. If done in the oven, the temperature should be 300 degrees, and the roast should cook for 3 to 3 1/2 hours until tender.

  • Transfer meat to a cutting board and let stand 10 minutes. Slice meat and serve drizzled with pan juices.

Reviews (21)

76 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 40
  • 2 star values: 14
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2018
I have cooked it both on the stove and in the oven. When it's cold out, it's nice to cook in the oven. Every time I have made this everyone loves it. Smells so good! I use red wine no water.
Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2015
Super delish and easy to make. It does have quite a powerful garlic taste which surprised me - but it's yummy! I also added mushrooms as another review suggested.
Rating: Unrated
01/28/2011
The best pot roast I've ever made. As a stay-at-home momwithtwo little girls, I love the fast prep and easy cooking, and it is absolutely delicious! I use cabernet and let the water come from the veggies... Comes out perfect every time!
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Rating: Unrated
10/25/2010
Made this tonight but with regular mash potatoes. Used Cab instead of water and kept adding along the way. Also added a couple tablespoons of brown sugar. Turned out great. The way it makes your kitchen smell is amazing. Love all things slow cooked.
Rating: Unrated
07/22/2010
wow...that's a pretty unhealthy mashed potatoes. I use 2% milk half and half instead of the cream. for every large russet potato, I use 1 tsp of vegetable spread. That way, if you want to add some cheese to it, it's not over the top in calories and fat. I add whatever leftover cheese I have on hand - quarter cup for every 1 large russet potato.. I boil the potatoes in chicken stock, or simply add half a stock cube into my water. really adds flavour!
Rating: Unrated
04/15/2010
I have made this several times and every time my husband always wants me to make it again. This is the only pot roast he likes now. Perfect every time!
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Rating: Unrated
01/03/2010
Oh! I also add mushrooms, about one pound shortly before serving. Delish!!!
Rating: Unrated
03/15/2009
This was a wondreful and easy recipe. The directions mention 20 cloves of garlic and the ingredients list 10 cloves of garlic. I used 12 and it was perfect. Also, I used wine instrad of water and doubled the volume.
Rating: Unrated
03/09/2009
We loved it. We did it in a slow cooker and came out great.
Rating: Unrated
02/21/2009
This is a great, easy,and tasty roast, my family loved it.
Rating: Unrated
02/18/2009
I don't believe you need to completely cover the roast in the crock pot. Let us know how it turns out, though, because that's my preferred method of doing roasts!
Rating: Unrated
02/17/2009
I made the pot roast w/mashed potatoes for dinner tonight and my family commented that it was not only delicous but very June Cleaver like. I corrected them, not June but Emeril
Rating: Unrated
02/17/2009
On the show, I believe Emeril said to set the oven to 350 degrees
Rating: Unrated
02/16/2009
This is very much the way my mother made pot roast for Sunday dinner. She always did it on the stove. I remember, as a child, peeling and cutting up carrots. According to the dhow today, it can be done either way.
Rating: Unrated
02/16/2009
I finished mine in the oven and it's now resting waiting to be eaten. I did turn mine, only because it looked like the top was drying out while the bottom was soaking in the liquid. I'll let you know how it turns out!
Rating: Unrated
02/16/2009
Why doesn't the recipe mention moving it to the oven? I missed the part of the show that mentioned that and have been cooking this according to the recipe on the stove top for 1 1/2 hrs. Moving to the oven now for the rest of the time...hope it turns out alright....SO DOES MY HUSBAND!...LOL!!
Rating: Unrated
02/16/2009
To bnsrvnt - I saw this on her show today. Emeril said 350.... Good Luck!
Rating: Unrated
02/16/2009
If cooked in the oven does it still need to be turned? Also, if I add cubed potatoes should I add more liquid?
Rating: Unrated
02/16/2009
What temperature would you set the oven too?
Rating: Unrated
02/16/2009
Converting this recipe to a slow cooker is easy. Follow the directions but place the roast in the slow cooker. Add enough liquid to COVER the roast. You can try a combination of broth and water; more flavor! Cover and cook for 8-10 hours on low. No need to turn the roast as it is covered in water. Follow #3. Place juices in saucepan and reduce to concentrate flavor. Enjoy!
Rating: Unrated
02/16/2009
Does anyone know how to convert this to a slow cooker version?