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Old Fashioned Pot Roast

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For the Pot Roast:

3-pound boneless beef chuck roast
2 tablespoon of olive oil
2 sliced yellow onions
4 diced cloves of garlic
2 cups of sliced cremini mushrooms
2 tablespoons of flour
6 cups of beef stock
10 sprigs of fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
6 sliced carrots
3 sliced stalks of celery
2 peeled and sliced parsnips
Kosher salt and pepper to taste

For the Mashed Potatoes:

2 pounds of baby Yukon potatoes, skin on
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of sour cream
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
2 ounces of shredded Parmesan cheese
Kosher salt and pepper to taste



Pot Roast:

  1. Season the chuck roast on all sides with salt and pepper and set aside.
  2. Pour the olive oil in a hot large dutch oven pot on high heat and sear the beef on all sides until it is golden brown and set aside.
  3. Add the onions, garlic and mushrooms to the pot and caramelize on high heat, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle the flour onto the vegetables in mix together.
  5. Next, add the beef back to the pot on top of the onions, garlic and mushrooms along with the beef stock, thyme, bay leaves and salt and pepper and simmer over low heat for 2 ½ hours.
  6. Add the carrots, celery and parsnips to the dutch oven pot and simmer for 1 more hour before serving.


  1. Boil the Yukon potatoes in a large pot of boiling salted water until they are cooked through, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  2. Strain the potatoes and return them back to the pot and using a hand masher mash them together along with the olive oil, sour cream, butter, cheese, salt and pepper until combined.
  3. To Serve: Slice or shred apart the beef and serve alongside the simmered vegetables and mashed potatoes.

Optional: Use the gravy from the pot roast for the mashed potatoes.



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Old Fashioned Pot Roast

Old Fashioned Pot Roast

Chef Billy Parisi

By Chef Billy Parisi

Chef Billy Parisi is a culinary school grad who spent 15 years in the restaurant industry as a line cook, sous chef and executive chef. Now he develops, photographs and films simple and delicious recipes that will make everyone feel like a chef in their own kitchen.

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