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Bohemian Pot Roast Recipe
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Bohemian Pot Roast Recipe

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This isn't really an ethnic dish...we named it "Bohemian" because my husband is of Bohemian extraction—and he loves this pot roast! I love it, too, because it's so easy to prepare and serve. You can put this "meal in one dish" together to cook, then practically forget about it until dinnertime. Coleslaw is a great accompaniment.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 2-1/4 hours
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 2-1/4 hours
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 boneless beef chuck pot roast (2 to 3 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 2 bay leaves
  • GRAVY:
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine flour and pepper. Add beef; turn to coat. In a Dutch oven, brown roast over medium heat in oil on all sides. Drain.
  2. Stir in the water, tomatoes, caraway seeds, onion soup mix and bay leaves. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 2-3 hours or until roast is tender.
  3. Remove roast to a serving platter; keep warm. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
  4. Discard bay leaves. For gravy, combine water and flour until smooth. Add to the cooking liquid; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Slice roast and serve with gravy. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Bohemian Pot Roast in Reminisce March/April 1993, p51

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

"I have made this for years and has been a favorite of our family sine I made it first."

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"I have been making this recipe for years and it is a winner every time. It is perfect for kids coming home from college but you aren't exactly what time they will arrive. The same for company. Just make mashed potatoes, a vegetable and side salad and you are all set!"

Reviewed Aug. 15, 2012

"IThis is my new go to pot roast. My family and friends absolutely adore it. The gravy is to die for. I definitely increase the amount of gravy I get with this winner!!!"

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"WOW The caraway seed really make this recipe! This is a 5 star dinner, for sure. I made it with baked potatoes and coleslaw."

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2008

"This is the easiest and best pot roast ever! I have been making this for years now, and it's always a hit!

I have given this recipe to many brides at their showers, for a dish that will certainly please their new husbands!!"

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