Big Weather's big recipe: Homemade pot roast

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Friday, October 30, 2020
Big Weather's big recipe: Pot roast
This week, Don brings us a homestyle classic that's sure to fill you up.

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. (WTVD) -- Every morning, around 7:30, I get to hang out with the folks on G105.

Danny Meyers, their newest host, is quite a chef, so I asked him for a recipe and he sent me this: Homemade pot roast. I cooked it up and it was delish. Let's get to it...


1 chuck roast, 3-4 pounds

Salt and ground black pepper

5 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 large white or yellow onion (or two medium)

5 cloves of garlic, smashed

1 pound carrots (about 4 medium), cut roughly into 1 1/2-inch pieces

1 cup low sodium beef broth (more if you need it to cover roast)

2 cups medium-bodied red wine

1 tablespoon brown sugar

5 to 6 sprigs fresh thyme (or tsp dried thyme)


1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees

2. Season roast with salt and pepper.

3. Heat oil in large oven-safe pot or Dutch oven over high heat.

4. Add the meat slowly and brown well on all sides, about 10 minutes total.

5. Remove and set aside on a plate.

6. Lower heat to medium and sauté onions, garlic, and carrots for 5 minutes.

7. Add the wine slowly and let it reduce for 2-3 minutes.

8. Add the broth, brown sugar, thyme, 1 tsp additional salt and 1 tsp black pepper.

9. Add the roast back to the pot. Cover pot and transfer to oven.

10. Bake for 3 hours, turning the meat over twice during that time.

11. Cook until the meat is fork-tender.

12. Remove the meat and let sauce sit for 5 minutes, then skim off the fat. You can then thicken the sauce with Wondra flour (I didn't have any so I used corn starch and water in the video).

There you go! I made some mashed potatoes to have with it. Yum!

Plus, Danny says you can use a hand blender to puree some of the carrots and onions if you'd like smaller chunks and it will also thicken the sauce. Enjoy!