Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr 
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours 10 Mins
Serves 4

Revamp classic pot roast with parsnip and sweet potatoes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°.

Step 2

Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil; swirl. Sprinkle beef with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook 10 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove from pan. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes. Add tomato paste and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add beef and broth; bring to a boil. Cover and bake at 325° for 2 hours.

Step 3

Combine remaining 1 tablespoon oil, parsnip, carrot, sweet potato, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper on a foil-lined jelly-roll pan; toss to coat. Place pan on bottom rack in oven; bake at 325° for 50 minutes, stirring once.

Step 4

Cut beef across grain into slices. Return Dutch oven to medium-high heat; cook sauce 5 minutes. Place 1/2 cup vegetables in each of 4 shallow bowls; top with 3 ounces beef and 1/4 cup sauce.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

winter supper

June 16, 2016
Great in the winter for dinner.  I usually add about another cup of broth, since I felt like it dried out a bit when I used as written.  Also, I cut the veges smaller so they cook faster.  I found at the 50 minutes, and sizes called for were still a little undercooked.

NancySF's Review

July 16, 2014
The simplicity of the recipe and excellence of the veggies have made this our go-to winter recipe. We also make up a big bowl of the veggies periodically to bring to a friend who is in a retirement home, where she complains that they don't serve enough root vegetables.

MeghanF's Review

January 15, 2014
I wouldn't change anything about this recipe. Whole family, including my 10 month old, loved it. All of the bits were soft enough for her to pick up & chew.

lesliefo's Review

January 14, 2014
Definitely a solid recipe & tastier than similar premade roast beef dinner from grocery deli, but nothing special. I increased the sauce ingredients and veges but still would have liked about double of each in proportion to meat.