Yankee Pot Roast

April 14, 2022

This delicious tasting Yankee Pot Roast is made with love, organic root vegetables, such as rainbow carrots, potatoes, herbs, and spices. The Yankee Pot Roast is flavorful and slow-cooked to tender perfection in a crockpot, Dutch Oven, oven,  or stovetop. 

Yankee Pot Roast is one of my favorite comfort meals. I like to make it for weeknight suppers or when we have guests. You can’t beat the ease of making this recipe or cleaning up. You add everything to the Crockpot and just let it cook to perfection.


yankee pot roastOne of the things I love about a flavorful pot roast is you can always repurpose it into other recipes if you have leftovers. You can use it for sandwiches, sliders, stew, and or beef and veggie soup. It’s one of the incredibly versatile meals.

The Equipment needed is minimal. You have all you need if you have a cutting board, paring knife, sharp kitchen knife, Crockpot, Slow Cooker, Dutch Oven, or even an Instapot. You can serve it right out of the cooking vessel or on a fancy platter.


Suggested Equipment For The Yankee Pot Roast

  • Cutting board

  • Paring knife

  • Sharp kitchen knife

  • Crockpot, Slowcooker, Instapot, or Dutch Oven

  • Serving platter (optional)



Yankee Pot RoastThe nice thing about this tender and juicy Yankee Pot Roast is it requires minimal ingredients. You probably already have them in the refrigerator or pantry. You need a roast, potatoes, carrots, and a few spices. Of course, you can do a gravy which can be homemade, or a gravy packet can be used.


Ingredients For Yankee Pot Roast

  • Beef Chuck Roast

  • Kosher Salt

  • Ground black pepper

  • Oil

  • Yellow Onion (Optional)

  • Bay leaves

  • Red wine (Table wine)

  • Beef low sodium broth or beef stock

  • Worcestershire sauce

  • Red potatoes or gold potatoes

  • Organic baby carrots, rainbow carrots, or whole carrots

  • Gravy packet (Optional)

  • Fresh Parsley


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Yankee Pot Roast

Tips for Making The Yankee Pot Roast

  1. Boneless chuck roast is my pick for a pot roast. It has outstanding marbling, making the roast tender and juicy when braised. Cut from the shoulder just above the short rib, it is a more challenging cut of meat but much more affordable.

  2. Be sure to season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper on both sides. You can add other seasonings, but it is unnecessary and lets the chuck roast flavor shine through.

  3. Sear both sides of the roast before placing it in the crockpot or slow cooker. Careful not to over-brown the roast. Just enough to add a light crust. 

  4. If changing the cooking appliance, adjust the time and temp setting. Otherwise, your roast will be over or underdone—for example, Crockpot vs., Instapot.

  5. Add the veggies halfway into the cooking process, and they will not be overly soft unless you like them that way.


Hints For the Roast

  1. Use fresh parsley instead of dried. The dried is tasteless and doesn’t look very pretty. You can find it at any market almost for about $1.25.

  2. The wine doesn’t have to be expensive, but it does need to be a wine you enjoy, or it will ruin the flavor. Cooking wine is a no-go.

  3. Be sure to use oil to suit the smoke point of searing your roast. That is a crucial step. So don’t use olive oil as it does not meet the smoke point of searing.

  4. Feel free to add other ingredients such as celery, parsnips, and fresh local garlic.

  5. Always taste and reseason to your or your family’s standards for the best results before serving.



Yankee pot roast

Yankee Pot Roast

Yankee Pot Roast

This delicious Yankee Pot Roast is made with love, organic root vegetables, such as rainbow carrots, potatoes, herbs, and spices. The Yankee Pot Roast is flavorful and slow-cooked to tender perfection
5 from 23 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 People
Calories 719 kcal


  • Cutting Board
  • Paring knife
  • Sharp kitchen knife
  • Crockpot
  • Serving platter


Chuck Roast

  • 5 Pound Chuck Roast
  • Kosher Salt Coarse
  • Black pepper Coarse
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil

Crockpot Ingredients

  • cups Beef broth low sodium
  • ½ cup Wine red table wine
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce or to taste
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 large yellow onion optional
  • 1-12- ounce package Baby carrots I use organic Rainbow carrots
  • 10 small Red Potatoes or larger halved
  • 3 Tablespoons Parsley chopped


  • Gather all the equipment and prep all of the ingredients before getting started.
  • Meanwhile, season your chuck roast thoroughly. Then preheat a cast-iron skillet or metal skillet to medium-high heat. Add the correct smoke point oil before adding the seasoned roast. Sear on both sides until you have a light crust. This seals in the juices.
  • Place seared roast in a Crockpot. Add wine, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, and bay leaves. Turn the crockpot on high heat. Cook for about 3 hours before adding yellow onion, potatoes, and carrots. Let the Yankee Pot Roast continue to cook for another 2 hours. Adjust times if using a low cooking setting. Check seasonings before serving.
  • Serve with either Homemade gravy or a favorite brand. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.


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Calories: 719kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 60gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 196mgSodium: 580mgPotassium: 2025mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 670IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 85mgIron: 8mg
Keyword Beef Roast, Chuck Roast, Crockpot, Pot roast
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  • Reply
    April 25, 2022 at 12:32 am

    This pot roast was easy to prepare, and it turned out delicious. This dish is one of those comforting recipes you want to make every week.

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    April 24, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    This Yankee Pot Roast was a great comfort meal for days when our weather drops, which, unfortunately, in Canada is about every other day. I loved the small veggies, and they make this fun and easy to eat for little fingers!

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    Amy Liu Dong
    April 24, 2022 at 10:44 am

    This is my kind of pot roast to have. Everything on it is perfectly blended. Plus, it was delicious. The juiciness of the meat was superb. Loved it!

  • Reply
    April 23, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    Mmm, this was incredibly delicious! I’ve never had Yankee pot roast before this recipe, but I need to make this for the family more often now that I have. The slow cooker was perfect for this too. Sunday night dinner is set now! 😀

  • Reply
    April 22, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    This was so flavorful and satisfying! It made my whole house smell so good and my family ate it right up. Definitely making this again!

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