sunday pot roast

Sunday Pot Roast

What is it about eating Pot Roast on a Sunday afternoon that is so comforting?  It’s one of those foods that makes life good!  Don’t get me wrong, I love Pot Roast any day of the week, but there’s just something about eating on Sunday, especially when you get to share it with others.

This is a Classic Pot Roast, but I made it without the carrots and potatoes for a change of pace.  A roast doesn’t always have to have those vegetables, although I will be posting one that includes them.

sunday pot roast

What is the Best Type of Roast to Use?

Many people ask what type of roast is the best one to use for a Pot Roast.  In my opinion, it is the chuck roast.  It has a little bit of fat in it, which gives it a lot of flavor.  It also is the most tender of the roasts that you can buy.  You can use any type that you choose to make this recipe.  However, I suggest using a chuck roast. It is one of the secrets to making a great pot roast.

sunday pot roast

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Is that a cast iron skillet she’s using to cook a roast, you ask?  Well, yes it is.  I am a huge fan of cast iron skillets, especially when you cook a roast in the oven.  It gives food a great flavor and it holds heat well, which helps to cook the meat evenly. This is another secret to making a great pot roast.

Purchasing a Cast Iron Skillet

If you have never cooked with a cast iron skillet, I highly recommend it.  This one in particular is a deep skillet that is large enough to hold the roast and any vegetables I cook with it.  If you are interested in purchasing one make sure it is a seasoned skillet.

They must be seasoned before you can use them and it is just easier to buy one already seasoned.  Click this link to buy a cast iron skillet like mine.  Once you use it you will love it!

It is not required to have a cast iron skillet to make this recipe.  You can use any type of roasting pan.


Sunday Pot Roast

sunday pot roast

This is a Classic Sunday Pot Roast that is tender and full of flavor.  You will want to make this recipe over and over.

  • Author: Sheryl Anderson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 1/2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 pounds Chuck Roast
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Wash the roast and place in the bottom of the pan.  Pour 1/2 cup of water in the bottom.  Coat the top of the roast with garlic salt, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.  Place the bay leaves on top of the roast.  Add the onions top and the sides.

Cover with an oven safe lid or aluminum foil and place in oven for 2 1/2 hours.

When it is finished cooking, take out of oven, leave it covered and let it rest for about 5 minutes.

Serve warm.


Chuck Roast is the best to use for this recipe, but you can use any type

You can add carrots and potatoes to this roast, just make sure you season them too.  The cooking time will be the same

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