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Dutch Oven Pot Roast with Mushroom Gravy

Dutch Oven Pot Roast is the ultimate comfort food meal! As this tender pot roast cooks, it makes its own gravy. Sunday supper perfection! 
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs 20 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 35 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 594 kcal



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 3 pound chuck roast
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup rough chopped crimini mushrooms
  • 1 cup rough chopped onions
  • 1 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 10.5 ounce can condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a dutch oven heat olive oil over medium heat. Season both sides of roast with kosher salt, fresh cracked pepper, and granulated garlic. Massage the spices into the meat. Sear the meat on all sides, about 15 minutes total. Remove and set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons of pan drippings.
  • Add mushrooms and onions to the pan drippings in the dutch oven and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add beef broth and soup. Stir to combine. Return roast to dutch oven. Cover. Roast in oven for 3 hours. Remove, roast, cover and set aside.
  • Let the gravy sit for 5-10 minutes and then, using a spoon, skim the fat from the top layer. I say gently because you want to make sure not to go past the top layer or you will end up throwing away some of the gravy. (Note: You can also use paper towels, just gently place the corner of the paper towel into the top layer and the towel will soak it up)
  • Slice the roast, and lay on a platter. Spoon gravy over the roast. Serve.


Use low sodium beef broth and low sodium cream of mushroom soup so you can control the salt content. Once a dish is too salty you can't really fix it easily, but you can always add more salt if you need to. 
After searing the chuck roast, you should have about 2 tablespoons of pan drippings leftover. If you have more than that discard. If you have less add a little olive oil to the pot to make up the difference. 
Nutrition information is for estimation purposes only.


Calories: 594kcalCarbohydrates: 5.4gProtein: 77.4gFat: 27.2gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 231mgSodium: 998mgFiber: 1.3gSugar: 1.6g
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Keywords: beef, chuck roast, comfort food, cream of mushroom soup, crimini mushrooms, Food, garlic, home cooking, Mushrooms, onions, pot roast, Recipe, roasted garlic