Pot Roast with Bacon and Vegetables featuring a hearty braise is perfect comfort food. Fresh herbs and flavorful liquids, combined with long, slow cooking, transform inexpensive cuts of beef and humble vegetables into a rich and filling one-pot dinner. Although it may not be quick, it couldn't be easier.

Everyday Food, October 2011


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Recipe Summary

30 mins
4 hrs 45 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium-high, stirring occasionally, until fat is rendered and bacon is crisp. With a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain; set aside.

  • Pat beef dry, season with salt and pepper, and add beef to pot. Increase heat to high and cook, turning with tongs, until browned on all sides. Transfer beef to a plate; pour off fat from pot.

  • Reduce heat to medium and add butter and yellow onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent, 6 minutes.

  • Add garlic and rosemary; cook until mixture is fragrant, 3 minutes. Add wine and 1/2 cup water and cook, stirring and scraping up browned bits with a wooden spoon, about 1 minute.

  • Add tomatoes and juice and season with salt and pepper. Return beef to pot along with any juices and bring to a simmer over high. Cover, transfer to oven, and cook until beef is almost tender, about 3 hours.

  • Remove pot from oven and place potatoes, carrots, celery, pearl onions, and reserved bacon around roast. Cook until vegetables and beef are tender, about 1 hour. Remove beef from pot and let rest 15 minutes, then slice against the grain; arrange on a platter with vegetables and drizzle with braising liquid.

Cook's Notes

Soak pearl onions in warm water for 10 minutes to make them easier to peel.


Reviews (4)

37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
This, by far, is the best pot roast I've ever made. The recipe came with my Martha Stewart 8 QT Dutch Oven and it was truly amazing! My husband said it was the best pot roast he ever had - that put an absolutely smile on my face! Easy, delicious and wow - the flavor just pops! This is a keeper!!
Rating: Unrated
It was great and so easy
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Delicous! Worth the work. I wouldn't add or omit anything.
Rating: 5 stars
This was delicious!! although I omitted the pearl onions, everyone loved it and I will definetly make again.