15+ Fall Apart Tender Pot Roast Recipes

The ULTIMATE Collection of Pot Roast Recipes from the Classic Pot Roast to new family favorites you never knew you needed, more than 15, taste tested family favorite recipes.

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Pot Roast Recipes of all flavors, from classic Sunday Pot Roast (some people like to call this Yankee Pot Roast) to fun new favorites you didn’t even know you needed in your rotation, like Pepperoni Pizza Pot Roast and Philly Cheesesteak Pot Roast, you never need to feel bored with that chuck roast again.


Pot roast isn’t just one kind of meat. Traditionally, people use tougher cuts because of how fork tender  braising makes it. What makes the best pot roast is a matter of taste, but we prefer to use a boneless chuck roast.

  • Beef chuck: this is the shoulder, and it makes for a good roast because of how hearty and flavorful it is. Look for good marbling in your chuck roast, the more marbling, the more tender the roast will be. If you end up with larger pieces of very lean meat connected with giant chunks of fat you risk a tough roast.
  • Brisket: this is a notoriously tough cut of meat, and slow cooking it breaks it down in it, releasing its natural flavor and making it fall-apart tender.
  • Round: round is slightly softer than the other cuts we’ve mentioned, and it’s very lean. You have to be a little careful with round roasts, because they can easily dry out. Unless you have dietary restrictions we don’t recommend this cut for the best flavor.
  • Rump roast: juicy and flavorful, rump roasts can be used with dry rubs or marinated before slow cooking. This is among the fattiest cuts of beef you can buy, so if there are large chunks of fat be sure to trim the excess pieces before cooking or the fat will end up in your gravy.

For more tips and tricks about cooking Pot Roast refer to the Classic Pot Roast recipe which has in depth cooking, slow cooker and Instant Pot directions you can use across the rest of these recipes.


Ultimate Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Ultimate Slow Cooker Pot Roast that leaves you with tender meat, vegetables and a built in gravy to enjoy them all with in just 15 minutes of prep! Perfect weeknight dinner!
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Slow Cooker Pot Roast Beef Stroganoff

Slow Cooker Pot Roast Beef Stroganoff is the ultimate comfort food with tender chuck roast, creamy sour cream mushroom sauce and egg noodles.
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Dr. Pepper Pot Roast

Dr. Pepper Pot Roast is a delicious hearty one pot meal! Sweet and spicy "pop" roast and potatoes braised with Dr. Pepper, potatoes, chipotle, and cherries.
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Classic Pot Roast

Classic Pot Roast is comfort food at it's best, made with slow roasted potatoes and carrots in the oven - ready in 3 hours!
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Philly Cheesesteak Pot Roast

Philly Cheesesteak Pot Roast has tender beef, onions and peppers with buttery yukon potatoes and rich gravy topped with melted cheese sauce.
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Cuban Mojo Pot Roast

Cuban Mojo Pot Roast is a fresh take on a hearty dinner. Chuck roast slow cooked in a zesty garlicky citrus sauce until tender with potatoes and carrots.
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Slow Cooker Caribbean Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Caribbean Pot Roast is full of tropical spices, citrus, sweet potatoes and root vegetables. Perfectly tender chuck roast with a bold gravy!
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Moroccan Chickpea Pot Roast

Easy Moroccan Chickpea Pot Roast is full of exotic flavor! A delicious tender beef roast braised with warm spices, chickpeas, carrots, and Turkish apricots.
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Red Wine Pot Roast

Red Wine Pot Roast made from chuck roast seasoned with herbs, spices and red wine cooked until it is fork-tender.
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Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast with a rich balsamic glaze and tender fall apart beef, you'll LOVE this whole meat in one pot!
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Sweet and Tangy Pot Roast

Sweet and Tangy Pot Roast made in the slow cooker is a cross between sweet and sour flavors with bbq sauce over super tender beef.
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Indian Butter Pot Roast

Indian Butter Pot Roast is your new favorite one pot dinner! Tender chuck roast, peas, and chickpeas in a creamy buttery curry tomato sauce.
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Mexican Pot Roast

Mexican Pot Roast is super-tender chuck roast seasoned with easy spices, the ultimate comfort food. Leftovers are perfect for tacos, nachos or burritos.
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Beer Braised Pot Roast

Beer Braised Pot Roast is a savory one-pot meal complete with carrots and potatoes seasoned with onions, garlic and a bottle of beer.
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Pepperoni Pizza Pot Roast

Pepperoni Pizza Pot Roast is the ultimate comfort food combo! Pepperoni, tender beef, and veggies slow cooked in Italian marinara for a new family favorite!
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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

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Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

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    1. I’m not familiar with the restrictions so I would recommend checking the ingredients to see if they’re compliant.