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Pot Roast

Photo: Oxmoor House
Hands-on time 24 mins
Total time 3 hrs, 24 mins
Yield Serves 12 (serving size: 3 ounces beef, 1/12 of vegetables, and 1 1/2 teaspoons horseradish cream)
Serve over egg noodles, as a sandwich, or simply on its own–this pot roast is perfection!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 pounds boneless sirloin tip roast, trimmed and tied
  • 2 1/2 cups thinly sliced onion
  • 6 small carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 231
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 11.7 g
  • satfat 3.9 g
  • monofat 6 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 24.3 g
  • carbohydrate 6.2 g
  • fiber 1.4 g
  • cholesterol 68 mg
  • iron 1.9 mg
  • sodium 333 mg
  • calcium 55 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 325°.

  2. Heat an ovenproof 6-quart Dutch oven over medium heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add roast to pan. Cook 10 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Remove from heat. Add onion, carrot, garlic, and rosemary to pan. Sprinkle roast and vegetables with salt and pepper. Add 1/2 cup water to pan. Cover and bake at 325° for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until meat is fork-tender, turning roast halfway through cooking time.

  3. While roast bakes, combine sour cream and horseradish in a small bowl.

  4. Skim fat from drippings. Break roast into large chunks with 2 forks. Serve roast with vegetables, pan drippings, and horseradish cream. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

Cook's Notes

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