Pot Roast is always a good idea, everyone enjoys it (even the kiddos), its super filling, and it makes killer leftovers! These are also 3 good reasons why you should make it if you are doing the Whole30 Challenge. I love a good, hearty dinner when doing the Whole30 because, well, FOOOOD. Give me all the food.
One of my favorite celebrity chefs, Ree Drummond, obviously makes a mean pot roast. This is her recipe with a few tweaks of my own to make it whole30 approved. I added a little arrowroot starch to my pot roast before I browned it and it made the sauce just a tid bit thicker, which I love. However, doing this step of the recipe is not necessary. It is still delicious without that addition.
- 3-5 lb. chuck roast
- 1/4 cup arrrowroot flour
- kosher salt, to taste
- black pepper, to taste
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, peeled and cut into fourths
- 2 large carrots, cut into 2 inch pieces
- 3 stalks of celery, cut into 2 inch pieces
- 8 small yukon gold potatoes
- 4 cloves garlic
- 6 springs thyme
- 2-3 cups beef broth
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
- Season all sides of the roast generously with salt and pepper. Now, evenly coat the roast with 1/4 cup of arrowroot flour.
- Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil over medium-high heat in a large dutch oven.
- When oil is hot, but not smoking, sear all sides of the roast (about 4 minutes for the front and back, and 2 minutes on the sides) until browned. Set aside on a plate.
- Reduce heat to low and using about 1 cup of beef broth, deglaze the pan, scraping the bottom with whisk to get all of the brown bits.
- Place roast back into the pot and now pour beef broth until it covers the meat halfway.
- Now add toss in the potatoes, celery, garlic, carrots, and thyme.
- Cover and place in the oven. Put the lid on, then roast for 3 hours for a 3-pound roast. For a 4 to 5-pound roast, 4 hours. The roast is ready when it's fall-apart tender.
- You can also cook this in a crockpot. After browning your meat, place all ingredients in the crockpot and cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 8 hours.