Diva Tasting- Dutch Oven Pot Roast


  • 4 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1 (5 Pound) Beef Chuck Roast
  • 1 Lg. Red Onion, Chopped
  • 6 Cloves Garlic, Crushed
  • 4 Stalks Celery, Chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon Dried Basil
  • 1 Pkg Dry French Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 Pkg Dry Italian Dressing Mix
  • 1/2 Cup Worcestershire
  • Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • 2 Bags Of Fingerling Potatoes
  • 4 Parsnips, Peeled And Cut Into Chunks
  • 8 Carrots, Peeled And Cut Into Chunks


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Place the roast in the pot, and quickly brown on all sides.
  2. Fill the pot with enough water to cover the roast. Add the onion, garlic, celery, basil, Worcestershire, Dry soup and dressing mix, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 hours and 15 minutes, adding water if needed to keep the roast covered. Add potatoes and parsnips; simmer for an additional 15 minutes. Add carrots; simmer for 30 minutes, or until roast can be pulled apart with a fork. Taste, and adjust salt and pepper if needed before serving. Serves 6-8.
  3. Serve with garden salad and crusty bread.

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