Traditional Yankee Pot Roast

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours


14 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
Here's a traditional main dish that's tested and true. It's been a favorite with my family for many years. —Vera Burke, West Pittston, Pennsylvania
Traditional Yankee Pot Roast Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 large onions, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into eighths


  1. In a Dutch oven, brown roast on all sides over medium-high heat in oil. Remove roast and set aside.
  2. Add the onions, carrots, celery, tomatoes, water, salt, thyme and pepper to the pan. Bring to a boil. Return roast to pan. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours.
  3. Add potatoes. Cover; cook 30-40 minutes longer or until meat and vegetables are tender.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 287 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 332mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein.

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