Swiss Pot Roast Recipe
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Swiss Pot Roast Recipe

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My family loves the taste of this tender roast. I love the fact that it's so easy to prepare—it even makes its own gravy. The house smells wonderful when this hearty main dish is cooking, so I'm apt to hear the question, 'How long until dinner?'—Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 8 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 8 medium carrots, cut into chunks
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 479 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 472mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 5g fiber), 38g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, brown roast on all sides in oil; drain. Add the potatoes, carrots and onion. In a large bowl, combine the flour, water, tomato sauce, bouillon, salt and pepper until smooth. Pour over the roast and vegetables.
  2. Cover and bake at 325° for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until the meat is tender. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Swiss Pot Roast in Taste of Home December/January 2002, p13

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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germanycook User ID: 6411056 120302
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"This tasted just like my Mom used to make - proper home cooking! It was such a good recipe. I added 1 Tbsp more flour and some Worcestershire sauce and the gravy was the perfect consistency. Really enjoyed this!"

2princesses2love User ID: 652335 83381
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2012

"This was really bland. Not enough flavor for us."

Hjones1102 User ID: 6533222 120301
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

"This is an excellent recipe. I made a couple adjustments. I used 14 oz tomato sauce, added 1 tsp of Worcestershire sauce, and a couple extra tbs of flour. I placed vegetables on bottom and then placed meat on top and added sauce mixture. We loved it."

kel dehnert User ID: 4315865 97988
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

"This has been my son's favorite pot roast for over a decade. It turns out great everything and the gravy is unbelievable. We serve it with the roast sliced thin over open face biscuits with the gravy on top."

PTuttle User ID: 3628184 76141
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011

"This turned out to be the best pot roast I've ever made. I love the way it made its own gravy. Thanks to the reviewer who suggested adding herbs de provence. I added about a teaspoonful instead of a couple of pinches and the gravy was very tasty."

SWillard User ID: 5742051 83380
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"My husband and I are living in France this year, and I have become accustomed to using Herbes de Provence in many recipes. Two pinches of those and a dash or two of a Gravy Master type flavoring really added some zip to this recipe."

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 40112
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"excellent alternative blend of a good old pot roast and swiss steak"

Aquarelle User ID: 985301 52810
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2007

"The meat turned out nice and tender, and the veggies were nicely cooked, but this needs way more seasoning to jazz it up."

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