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Porcini Mushroom Pot Roast

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Porcini Mushroom Pot Roast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Calories 241kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 1-5 Pound Boneless Beef Chuck Roast
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Onions Chopped
  • 6 Garlic Chopped
  • 1 Cup Red Wine
  • 1 3/4 Cups Low Sodium Beef Broth
  • 1/2 Ounce Dried Porcini Mushrooms
  • 1 Large Sprig Fresh Rosemary


  • Preheat the oven to 350F.  Lay the roast on triple layers of paper towels, and dab off any excess moisture. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.  Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil to a shimmer, in a heavy, 6-quart pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, and add the beef and cook until browned on all sides, about 12 minutes.  (Don't rush this step.) Transfer the beef to a plate and set aside.
  • Reduce the heat to medium.  Add the onions to the same pan and saute until tender, scraping up the brown bits on the bottom of the pot, about 5 minutes.  Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute.  Add the wine and boil for 1 minute.  Stir in the broth and mushrooms.  Return the beef to the pan and bring the liquids to a boil.  Cover the pot and transfer to the oven.  Braise until the beef is fork-tender, about 3 hours, turning the beef over halfway through.
  • Transfer the beef to a cutting board.  Tent with foil and let stand for 15 minutes.  Meanwhile, spoon any excess fat off the top of the pan juices.  Using a stick blender, puree sauce until smooth.  In a medium, heavy saucepan, combine the sauce and rosemary sprig.  Bring to a boil, then season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Cut the beef across the grain into 1/2-inch-thick slices.  Arrange the sliced beef on a platter.  Spoon some of the sauce over and serve, passing the remaining sauce in a gravy boat.


Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 543mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.9mg