Caraway Pot Roast Recipe
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Caraway Pot Roast Recipe

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• Served with colorful carrots and smooth sour cream gravy, Caraway Pot Roast is so tender and flavorful that no one would guess it’s an “economical” main dish. Violet Beard of Marshall, Illinois shared the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2-3/4 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2-3/4 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into large chunks
  • 1 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Nutritional Facts

6 ounce-weight: 396 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 121mg cholesterol, 309mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 35g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, brown roast in oil on all sides over medium-high heat; drain. In a large bowl, combine the onions, carrots, cider, caraway seeds, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; pour over roast. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove roast and vegetables; keep warm. Strain pan juices into a 2-cup measuring cup. Skim fat; add enough water to measure 2 cups. Return to Dutch oven. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; gradually stir into pan juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in the sour cream and remaining salt and pepper. Serve with roast and vegetables. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Caraway Pot Roast in Taste of Home February/March 2006, p18

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Krunal1 User ID: 6827277 135778
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"We like this recipe"

gingerheart User ID: 6866527 62458
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2012

"OMG the best pot roast ever!!"

expatneelie User ID: 4065491 67823
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2009

" Looks delicious, thanks "

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