Deliciously Tender Beef Roast Recipe for Dinner Tonight

Hey there my fellow foodies, Gary here and today I’ve got a recipe that’s going to make your taste buds sing! This southern-style beef roast recipe is one of those dishes that just screams comfort food. It’s the kind of dish that fills your home with an intoxicating aroma and has everyone waiting anxiously for it to come out of the oven.

Best of all, this recipe is incredibly easy to make. You’ll be able to spend more time enjoying the company of loved ones while dinner is cooking away. And trust me, they’ll be thanking you for this classic masterpiece.

The rich flavors in this beef pot roast will transport you down south with every bite. Russet potatoes, onions and a delectable array of spices – garlic powder, pepper, salt, basil and parsley – are slow cooked to perfection along with the tender beef chuck roast. This is classic soul food at its’ finest!

So, it’s time to grab your apron and preheat your oven because we’re about to dive into one mouth-watering southern-style beef roast recipe that’ll have you coming back for seconds and thirds!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Southern Style Beef Roast
Southern Style Beef Roast

Listen up y’all, because I’m about to tell you why you are going to love this Southern-Style Beef Roast recipe. First of all, who doesn’t love a classic comfort food that reminds us of our grandma’s kitchen? This beef roast is slow-cooked to tender perfection with ingredients like garlic powder, basil, and parsley that will make your mouth water before the first bite.

Now let’s talk about the star of the show – the beef chuck roast. This cut of beef is perfect for slow-cooking because it gets tender longer and releases all of its juicy flavors into the rest of the ingredients. Trust me when I say that the aroma will make your home feel like a Southern soul food restaurant ready to delight your family and friends.

But wait, there’s more! This recipe can be prepared in a slow cooker or baked in the oven with potatoes, onions, and carrots that will absorb all of the flavors while getting soft and irresistible to taste. Once you try this pot roast recipe, you’ll know why it has become a classic dish in the South.

Oh, and did I mention that you can easily make substitutions and variations to suit your taste? You can add Cajun seasoning for some spice, ranch dressing for creaminess, or even pepperoncini for an extra zing. The possibilities are endless!

So gather your friends and family around the table and treat them to an easy Mississippi pot roast recipe that they’ll love. With its rich flavors and tender texture, this Southern-style beef roast is perfect for any occasion, from a weeknight dinner to a holiday feast. Get ready to lick your fingers clean!

Ingredient List

“Ain’t nothing like a hearty Southern-style roast for dinner”

Here’s what you’ll need to get started with the Southern Style Beef Roast Recipe:


  • Beef roast (1 – 3 lbs) – I recommend boneless chuck roast for this recipe.


  • Russet potatoes (3-4 medium-sized), cut into large cubes
  • Onions (2 medium-sized), chopped
  • Carrots (2-3 medium-sized), peeled and cut into large chunks


  • Kosher salt (1 tablespoon)
  • Garlic powder (1 teaspoon)
  • Black pepper (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Basil (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Parsley leaves, chopped (1 tablespoon)

Cooking Oil:

  • Olive oil (2 tablespoons)

Optional seasonings:

  • Cajun seasoning
  • Ranch dressing mix

Note: You can also add pepperoncini to the pot if you want to give it a tangy flavor.

Whether you’re preparing a classic comfort food or trying out something new, these ingredients will help you achieve the perfect southern-style beef roast.

The Recipe How-To

“You can almost smell the savory aroma”

Now for the moment of truth, it’s time to get cooking! This slow-cooked beef roast is a family-friendly favorite that’s sure to warm your soul.


  • 3-4 pound beef chuck roast
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 medium-sized russet potatoes, peeled & chopped
  • 5-6 pepperoncini
  • 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning mix


  1. First, you will need to place your beef chuck roast in the slow cooker. Rub it with some kosher salt, garlic powder and black pepper to add some flavor.

  2. Then, heat up some olive oil in a skillet over high heat. Sear the roast for a few minutes on each side until browned.

  3. Next, place your browned roast on top of the onions in the slow cooker.

  4. Add in some chopped russet potatoes, pepperoncini and ranch seasoning mix.

    Tip: For variations in flavor, you can also add cajun seasoning or any herbs to suit your taste.

  5. Cook on low heat for around 8 hours or until the roast is meltingly tender.

  6. Serve hot with buttered cornbread or oven baked dishes like mushroom gravy or cranberry salad on the side.

    Note: You can also make this recipe in a Dutch oven if you don’t have a slow cooker available.

Soul Food Satisfaction Guaranteed

This southern-style beef roast recipe is all about classic comfort food. It’s the kind of meal that reminds us of our childhood and what home cooking is truly all about. This recipe is easy to follow and even easier to enjoy, snapping you back to a simpler, happier time. By using the ingredients that you know and love, alongside some slow cooking time you are guaranteed soul food satisfaction every time.

Substitutions and Variations

“A dish that’s sure to bring the family to the table”

Listen up foodies! This Southern Style Beef Roast Recipe is so versatile that you can easily swap out a few ingredients or add in a couple of different spices to make it your own unique creation.

Firstly, if you don’t have russet potatoes on hand, try substituting with red potatoes or even sweet potatoes for a delicious twist. Don’t like onions? Leave them out or swap them with shallots for a milder flavor. You can even add in some fresh sliced carrots to the mix for an extra pop of color and flavor.

As for the seasoning, if you prefer your dish to be less peppery, reduce the amount of black pepper by half or skip it altogether. To elevate the herb flavors, add some rosemary or thyme to the mix along with the parsley and basil. If you’re feeling a little bit adventurous, try adding cajun seasoning or garlic powder for a unique and spicy kick.

If you’re looking for something new and exciting to add to this pot roast recipe, there are plenty of variations to try out. One of my favorites is to replace the ranch dressing with some soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce for added umami flavor. For those who prefer a slow cooked roast inside the oven baked in a dutch oven, simply brown the meat over high heat first before placing it in the oven with all the other ingredients.

You can also go all out Southern-style by serving this classic comfort food with creamy mushroom gravy on top alongside a side of spicy pepperoncini and tangy cranberry salad. Trust me when I say that this slow cooked beef roast will become your soul food favorite after trying these variations!

Serving and Pairing

“The ultimate comfort food”

Listen up, y’all. When it comes to serving this southern-style beef roast, there are a few things you simply can’t go without. First off, you gotta serve it hot and fresh out of the oven or crock pot – when that steam starts rising up, it’s like a bat signal straight to my stomach.

Now, don’t go just serving this beef roast on its own like some kind of amateur. No, no, we need some sides to complete the experience. In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with some classic soul food dishes like collard greens, cornbread, and mac and cheese. But if you’re looking for something a little lighter to balance out the meaty goodness of this dish, try serving it with some roasted vegetables or a crisp green salad topped off with a tangy vinaigrette.

And what about drinks? You’ll definitely want something strong and flavorful to stand up to the bold flavors of this southern-style beef roast. Pour yourself a big glass of sweet tea or an ice-cold beer – trust me on this one.

Finally, when it comes to leftovers (if there are any), don’t let them go to waste! This recipe is perfect for meal-prepping at the beginning of the week and enjoying for lunches or dinners throughout the rest of your busy week. You can even use any leftover meat in sandwiches or salads for a quick and easy meal on-the-go.

So there you have it – my tips and recommendations for serving and pairing this classic comfort food dish. Trust me, your taste buds won’t be disappointed.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Moist, tender and full of flavor”

Now, let me tell you about how to properly make-ahead, store, and reheat this flavorful southern-style beef roast. This is great for those days where you just ain’t got the time to be cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

Making this dish ahead of time is easy peasy! Once you have allowed the roast to cool down, use a sharp knife to cut it into slices or chunks. Then, transfer these pieces into an airtight storage container and pour over any leftover juices or gravy. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To reheat, simply transfer the stored beef roast onto a microwave-safe plate and heat in the microwave for a few minutes until hot. But be warned my friend, microwaving meat can sometimes leave it tough and chewy.

If you want to retain that tender flavor, then I suggest reheating your savory beef roast in a slow cooker or oven. Simply add some broth, water or more gravy on top of your stored meat and slowly heat it up in the oven at 350°F for about 20 mins or until it’s warmed through.

My next recommendation would be to serve it up fresh from the oven or slow cooker with some cooked vegetables or mashed potatoes for extra heartiness. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, whip up some soul food sides such as cranberry salad or mushroom gravy. Trust me on this one y’all – your taste buds will thank me later!

Tips for Perfect Results

“This roast is worth the wait”

Let’s talk about how to make sure that your Southern Style Beef Roast comes out perfectly every time. After all, nobody wants a dried-out or tough cut of beef, especially when it comes to comforting, soulful dishes like pot roast.

First and foremost, I recommend using a boneless chuck roast for this recipe. This cut of beef is well-marbled and has the perfect fat-to-meat ratio for slow cooking, which will help preserve the tenderness and juiciness of the meat throughout the cooking process.

When it comes to seasoning your roast, don’t be afraid to be generous with the salt and pepper. The key is to season not only the top and bottom of the roast, but also the sides, so that every bite is flavorful. And while the recipe calls for garlic powder, you can also use fresh minced garlic for an even more aromatic flavor.

Another tip is to sear your roast before slow-cooking it in order to create a crust on the outside that will help seal in the juices. You can do this in a Dutch oven or on a stovetop griddle, depending on your preference. Just make sure that you use high heat oil like olive oil or vegetable oil.

To ensure that your potatoes cook evenly and stay tender, cut them into chunks instead of thin slices. Adding carrots and onions will also add depth of flavor to your dish while adding beautiful colors.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to experiment with different variations and substitutions of ingredients. Try adding Cajun seasoning or ranch dressing mix for new flavors. You can also substitute sweet potatoes or turnips for the russet potatoes for another twist on this classic comfort food dish.

Follow these tips and explore variations within this recipe that suits your taste buds and preference- Here’s to creating melt-in-your-mouth Southern Style Beef Roast every time!


Now, before you try cooking this Southern Style Beef Roast recipe, I want to address some of the frequently asked questions that you might have. These FAQs will give you a better understanding and enable you to make the most delicious beef roast meal that you’ll ever taste. So, without further ado, let’s dive into it!

What makes the most tender roast beef?

One of the most tender cuts of beef roast available is the Chateaubriand. Obtained from the loin area of the cow, this cut is positioned behind the rib section and in front of the sirloin section, located just below the backbone.

Why is Mississippi roast so good?

When it comes to hearty and flavorful pot roasts, Mississippi Pot Roast is definitely a front-runner. This recipe combines the rich dressing and gravy mixes to make a melt-in-your-mouth dish that is sure to satisfy. The pepperoncini peppers add a tangy and slightly spicy twist to the tender meat and resulting gravy.

Does beef roast get more tender the longer it cooks?

Chuck roast can become incredibly tender if it is cooked for a long period of time, as the fibers in the meat break down and become more pliable. A great way to ensure the perfect texture is to cook the beef chuck roast for several hours, allowing it to become tender enough to fall apart with just a touch. In my recipe, I recommend a cooking time of 6 hours and 20 minutes to achieve the best results. The result is a deliciously soft and juicy cut of beef that pairs perfectly with tenderized vegetables cooked in the same pot.

What is the best beef roast for flavor and tenderness?

If you are looking for a delicious, lean, and succulent beef roast that is easy to carve, then the tenderloin roast would be your perfect choice. Its fine texture and tenderness make it a crowd favorite.

Bottom Line

this article, I must say that you won’t be disappointed by trying out this southern style beef roast recipe. It’s a classic comfort food that brings together the flavors of the south for the perfect hearty meal. With the right combination of ingredients, including beef chuck roast, russet potatoes, onions, and all the seasonings that make it flavorful, you’ll have a delicious meal to share with your loved ones.

Whether you choose to make it in a dutch oven or slow cooker, this recipe is easy to prepare and perfect for any occasion. Plus, with the option to add your own variations and substitutions, you have room to make it fit your personal taste.

So why not give it a try? As someone who is passionate about cooking and soul food, I can vouch for this recipe as one of my favorites. Not only will it satisfy your appetite and provide you with the ultimate comfort meal, but it’s also a dish sure to impress your family and friends.

In conclusion, I highly recommend this southern-style beef roast recipe for anyone looking for a soul satisfying meal that tastes as good as it looks!

Southern Style Beef Roast

Southern Style Beef Roast Recipe

The most amazing, mouth watering crock pot beef roast ever!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Southern American
Calories 640.2 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 onions
  • 5 -6 russet potatoes
  • 1 beef roast


  • Cut potatoes and onions in to 4 pieces, making each piece one quarter of the potato/onion.
  • Cut beef roast in to two inch square pieces.
  • Mix parsley, basil, salt, pepper and garlic powder together.
  • Put the vegetables in the crock pot first, then beef roast.
  • Pour seasonings over roast and vegetables.
  • Don't add water, it will make it's own liquid.
  • Cook on low in crock pot.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 438gCalories: 640.2kcalCarbohydrates: 53.5gProtein: 77.6gFat: 13.8gSaturated Fat: 5.5gCholesterol: 217.1mgSodium: 2004.1mgFiber: 7.1gSugar: 4.5g
Keyword Easy, Healthy, Inexpensive, Meat, One-Dish Meal, Onions, Potato, Roast Beef, Vegetable, Weeknight
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