Braised Beef Pot Roast with Red Wine and Mushrooms

  • Author: Michelle @ Blackberry Babe
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 210
  • Total Time: 220


Fork tender beef pot roast with red wine, mushrooms, and root vegetables. Braised in the oven, but there’s an option for the crock pot or slow cooker!


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 3 lb boneless beef roast (I used an arm roast)
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and diced into 1-1.5” pieces
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 lb mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 small shallot, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tsp thyme, dried
  • 1 sprig rosemary, dried or fresh
  • 1 tbsp butter


  1. Preheat oven to 275F degrees.
  2. In a dutch oven or heavy bottomed pot, add olive oil and heat on medium-high heat (turn your oven fan on, there will be smoke!)
  3. Heavily season each side of the beef with salt and pepper.
  4. Add beef to heated oil. Sear for 7 minutes on each side, until well browned and crust is formed.
  5. Remove beef from pot and rest on plate.
  6. To pot, add carrots and reduce to medium heat. Stir for about 3 minutes, until the sides are a bit browned in color. Then add onions, mushrooms, garlic cloves and shallot. Saute for another 3-5 minutes, until onions are just barely softened.
  7. Return beef to pot, arrange veggies around the beef.*
  8. Pour wine, beef broth, spices and pat of butter over beef and veggies.
  9. Cover pot with lid, leave just slightly ajar to allow for some venting.
  10. Place pot in oven, roast for about 3 hours.
  11. Optional: Place dutch oven on stove top (without beef) and turn burner to high. Allow liquid to boil for 7-10 minutes to thicken. Use this to top the beef instead of gravy.


  • *At this point, you can add seared beef and veggies to the slow cooker. Pour liquid and spices over it, cover, and roast for 6-8 hours on low heat.
  • Beef is done when it shreds fairly easily with a fork, but it shouldn’t “fall apart” or be mushy in texture.


  • Serving Size: 5