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Whole30 Pot Roast Recipe

Making a Whole30 pot roast is perfect for a winter afternoon. Cooked low and slow in the oven, this meal is healthy and filling and the vegetables can cook in the same pot.
Course dinner
Cuisine American, British
Keyword Beef, pot roast
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
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Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 571kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter use ghee for Whole30
  • 4 1/2 pound boneless beef chuck roast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 large sweet onion chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup dry red wine use balsamic vinegar for whole30
  • 3 cups beef broth low sodium
  • 1 pound potatoes peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces Yukon Gold
  • 4 large carrots peeled and cut on the diagonal into 2-inch pieces
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 dried bay leaves


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. In a Dutch oven or an oven-safe pot, add olive oil and butter over medium-high heat.
    olive oil and melted butter in a white cast iron pot
  • While the butter is melting in the pot, season the beef all over with the salt and pepper.
    overhead view of raw beef chuck in a white plate
  • Place it in the Dutch oven and sear all the sides of it for about 15 minutes. Set aside.
    overhead view of beef chuck
  • In the same Dutch oven, add the onions and garlic and cook for about 2-3 minutes or until onions are translucent. Don’t forget to stir occasionally.
    sautéed onions and garlic in a Dutch oven pot
  • Add the wine and bring to a simmer. Using a wooden spoon, scrap up the brown bits on the bottom of the pot. Let the wine simmer until it reduces to half. Add the beef stock and bring to boil.
    overhead view of wine and beef stock in a Dutch oven pot
  • Return the beef to the pot and add potatoes, carrots, rosemary, thyme and bay leaves. Cover the pot with a lid and bring to the oven. Roast for about 4 hours or until the beef is super tender.
    Overhead view of Pot Roast in a Dutch oven pot
  • Discard the rosemary, thyme springs and bay leaves from the pot and place the veggies on a platter.
  • Using 2 forks, shred the beef or pull it into chunks.
  • Place the beef on the same platter you add the veggies, pour a little bit of the cooking liquid on top of the beef and serve warm. Enjoy!
    overhead view of pot roast in a white plate


  • This recipe was adapted from the site: andiemitchell.com 
  • Searing the meat adds a ton of flavour to the pot roast. Don't skip this quick and easy step. 
  • Feel free to use any type of potatoes if you do not have Yukon golds. You can even cut up russet potatoes.
  • Cover the pot with tin foil if your pot doesn’t have a lid.
  • To store: Store leftover pot roast for up to 4 days in the fridge. 
  • To reheat: You can reheat the pot roast in the microwave, stovetop, or oven. 
  • To freeze: The vegetables don't freeze well but you can freeze the meat for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1/6 | Calories: 571kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 68g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 205mg | Sodium: 543mg | Potassium: 630mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g