Old-fashioned Pot Roast and Gravy

This tender, juicy pot roast and homemade gravy recipe is just like the one grandma use to make. Add noodles for an easy dinner idea that's sure to earn praises from your family.

Old-fashioned Pot Roast and Gravy
Servings: 4 Prep 10 mins Cook 2 hrs 45 mins


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 piece bottom-round pot roast (about 3 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large onion, peeled and cut into 8 pieces
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 pound broad egg noodles, cooked following package directions
  • Prepared red cabbage (optional)

Make It

1. Heat oil in a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Season roast with salt and pepper. Add roast and onion to pot and brown meat on all sides, about 15 minutes total.

2. Add 1-1/2 cups of the beef broth and the tomato sauce. Bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, for 2 hours, 30 minutes, turning every 1/2 hour.

3. Remove roast from pot and allow to rest 10 minutes in a warm place. Reserve cooking liquid. Whisk together the remaining 1/2 cup of the broth and the flour. Add to the liquid in the pot and bring to a simmer. Simmer for a few minutes until thickened. Strain and reserve.

4. Slice pot roast and serve with gravy, cooked egg noodles and prepared red cabbage.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 595, Fat, total (g): 27, chol. (mg): 153, sat. fat (g): 9, carb. (g): 42, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 44, sodium (mg): 687, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.