No Time 2 Cook Recipe of the Week: Country Pot Roast

In the South, there are a few dishes that are guaranteed each week, and a pot roast is one of them – just ask my children! The key to cooking a tender pot roast is long and slow. My Country Pot Roast uses a nice selection of seasonings from your pantry for an outstanding flavor. This recipe also incorporates a method for browning that doesn’t leave grease splatters all over your stove.

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  • 2-3 lb. chuck roast
  • 12 small red potatoes
  • 1 white onion
  • 4 cloves whole garlic
  • Baby carrots
  • Olive oil
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Granulated garlic
  • Granulated onion
  • Ground thyme
  • Dried oregano
  • Dried rosemary
  • 1 c. beef bouillon or red wine
  • 1 bay leaf


Rub roast on both sides with olive oil and Worcestershire sauce and season with spices.

Move roast to a dutch oven or roasting pan and place in oven close to broiler. Brown for 8-10 minutes on one side, then turn over and brown the other side for the same amount of time.

While roast is browning, prep the vegetables. Cut potatoes in half, peel garlic and quarter onions. Place potatoes and baby carrots in a large bowl and toss with salt, pepper, granulated garlic and onion, and rosemary.

When roast is browned on both sides, turn off broiler and set oven at 225 degrees. Arrange potatoes and carrots around the roast and place quartered onion and whole garlic cloves in center. Pour beef broth or red wine around the roast and vegetables and slip the bay leaf in side of roaster into the broth.

Cover and return to the oven. Cook for 3-4 hours. Internal roast temperature should reach at least 145 degrees.

Serve pan juices over roast and vegetables.

In 2005, Karen Kurr began selling her Cajun and southern dishes at local farmers markets. Today, her frozen meals are still made from scratch in Oxford, Mississippi, and sold in 200 Kroger stores, independent retailers and online. Karen’s passion is simple: to help bring families back to the dinner table. Her products make dinner easier when you are short on time. Karen continues to share family recipes with loyal customers on, the NoTime2Cook website and on social media.

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