10 Perfect Pot Roast Recipes You'll Want To Make Now

Beer-Braised Pot Roast
Photo: Photo: Hector Sanchez

When you need a comforting and delicious meal, pot roast is a Southern classic that's always a good idea. Pot roast is a versatile meal that's perfect to serve for family dinner and is also special enough to serve when company is coming. Plus, many pot roast recipes allow you to cook vegetables at the same time so you can serve a hearty meal in just one dish. Whether you want to prepare your pot roast in the oven, slow cooker, or Instant Pot, you can't go wrong with any of these delicious pot roast recipes that are packed with flavor.

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Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast

Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Maggie Ruggiero

Recipe: Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast

This flavor-packed recipe can be made in either a multicooker or a slow cooker. Serve over rice, egg noodles, or mashed potatoes for a hearty dinner your family is sure to love.

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Classic Beef Pot Roast

Classic Beef Pot Roast
Jennifer Causey; Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Stylist: Claire Spollen

Recipe: Classic Beef Pot Roast

Browning the roast on all sides before baking is key to achieving the best flavor. This no-frills recipe is guaranteed to bring back memories of Sunday supper at Mama's house.

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Zesty Pot Roast

Zesty Pot Roast
Photo: Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Zesty Pot Roast

Our Zesty Pot Roast is mostly hands-free, which leaves you more time with family. Using a Dutch oven allows you to brown, bake, and serve the roast all in one pan to make cleanup a breeze.

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Four-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

Four-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Pot Roast
Melina Hammer

Recipe: Four-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

Freeze pot roasts and braised pork shoulders in their cooking liquid—it preserves the juicy flavor and tender texture while guarding against freezer burn. Portion cooled meat into zip-top freezer bags, add cooking liquid, and freeze up to 1 month.

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Amy Grant's Pot Roast

Amy Grant Pot Roast
Southern Living

Recipe: Amy Grant's Pot Roast

After working to perfect her recipe, Amy Grant says the secret to the best pot roast is to make sure you allow it to cook all day and don't rush it.

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Julie Yoste's Mississippi Roast

Julie Yoste's Mississippi Roast
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Julie Yoste's Mississippi Roast

You'll need just five ingredients to make Julie Yoste's famous Mississippi Roast. If you have any leftovers, try them on a sandwich.

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Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

Slow-Cooker Pot Roast
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Recipe: Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

A classic and comforting supper doesn't have to be complicated or involve spending all day in the kitchen. Using your slow cooker will allow you to cook the mains and sides all at once with little effort on your part.

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Beer-Braised Pot Roast

Beer-Braised Pot Roast
Photo: Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Beer-Braised Pot Roast

This is no ordinary pot roast. First, it's rubbed with coffee. Then it simmers in dark stout beer and beef stock, yielding a deeply delicious gravy. Small carrots with tops and pearl onions elevate it further. Pile the veggies on top of the beef after all other ingredients are in your cooker, so they'll cook perfectly and keep a vibrant color.

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Beef-and-Orzo Soup

Beef-and-Orzo Soup Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Beef-and-Orzo Soup

Pick up a baguette at the market, so you can sop up every drop of this hearty soup. Whip up a fresh spinach salad to serve alongside.

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Company Pot Roast with Creamy Mushroom Grits

Company Pot Roast with Creamy Mushroom Grits
Photo: Greg Dupree

Recipe: Company Pot Roast with Creamy Mushroom Grits

Bacon, garlic, and red wine imbue humble chuck roast with robust character and rich beef-bourguignon flavor as the meat transforms in the slow cooker. Serve sliced or in chunks over Creamy Mushroom Grits.

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