Pot Roast | Basics with Babish

  • Published: 14 February 2019
  • On this episode of Basics, I'm going to show you how to make two different kinds of pot roast: a classic Yankee roast that's as American as apple pie, plus a modern take on the classic French pot roast.

    Ingredients & Shopping List
    + For the Basic Pot Roast:
    9 carrots, peeled (5 chopped for mirepoix, 4 chopped into larger pieces for roast)
    1 small yellow onion, peeled and roughly chopped
    5 ribs celery, washed and chopped
    1 eye round beef roast
    Kosher salt
    Black pepper
    1 Tbsp tomato paste
    3 cloves garlic
    2 bay leaves
    2 sprigs of rosemary
    2 sprigs thyme
    2 cartons beef broth, divided
    Dry red wine
    4 russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
    Special equipment: dutch oven or braising pot

    + For the Fancy-Ass Pot Roast:
    1 rib celery, chopped
    2 sprigs parsley, plus an additional 1/2 cup chopped parsley
    2 cloves garlic
    2 sprigs thyme
    3 bay leaves
    1 small yellow onion, halved
    2 whole cloves
    1 leek, sliced (just the white part)
    1/2 tsp whole peppercorns
    Kosher salt
    Black pepper
    4 boneless short ribs
    2 marrow bones, about 4-5 inches in length
    Water or beef broth for braising
    6 cornichons, finely chopped
    1/4 cup finely minced chives
    2 Tbsp dijon mustard
    Dash of white wine vinegar
    1 lb red potatoes, halved
    4 carrots, peeled, quartered, and cut into 4-inch segments
    1 bunch asparagus, halved
    Flaky sea salt
    Special equipment: dutch oven or braising pot, mesh sieve

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Comments • 1 652

  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish   7 months back

    What's the sexiest place you ever made pot roast?

  • Mk Productions
    Mk Productions  3 days back

    My son loves helping make and eat this pot roast!

    • 2chrono2
      2chrono2  5 days back

      Bone marrow is like.... Nature's butter.

      • 1973Washu
        1973Washu  6 days back

        fat = flavor . I would rather have a small amount of fatty meat than a larger amount of lean meat.

        • tdr124
          tdr124  1 weeks back

          Pot roas is easy mode. Do proper oven roast!

          • Vayos ReaperoftheVoid
            Vayos ReaperoftheVoid  2 weeks back

            "shoving some cloves into halves of onions."
            Youtube: and demonetized.

            • Chely Margarita
              Chely Margarita  3 weeks back

              “Fancy ass pot roast” love it 😂

              • mxysptlk23
                mxysptlk23  3 weeks back

                In France they have the metric system so they call it, “Royal with potatoes”

              • Scupacium
                Scupacium  3 weeks back

                say "VEGETABLES"

                • Hector Tio Salamanca
                  Hector Tio Salamanca  3 weeks back

                  Does Babish have his restaurant? All these stoves and stuff around it means business.

                  • Brian Francis
                    Brian Francis  3 weeks back

                    That's not realistic pot roast. Real yankee pot roast is done in the slow cooker. You're a California boy trying to put your gay twist on it.

                    • Nova White
                      Nova White  3 weeks back

                      I like to make a gravy with the liquid from my red wine pot roast and parmesan cheese. I usually leave out potatoes because I make mashed potatoes on the side,sometimes with fontina cheese,cream cheese and chives. It is comfort food for sure.

                      • utoobguy30
                        utoobguy30  3 weeks back

                        or you can be lazy like i am and use a pressure cooker lol

                        • Karl Striepe
                          Karl Striepe  4 weeks back

                          The second, "fancy-ass" pot roast seems really Asian-inspired. I wonder the history.

                          • R3dM3g
                            R3dM3g  4 weeks back

                            Onion nipples, so french

                            • Azureey Kola
                              Azureey Kola  4 weeks back

                              Ooh bay leaves! The one that freaked people out on Chipotle upon seeing their food with a _"leaf"_ lol

                              • Michael Kouznetsov
                                Michael Kouznetsov  4 weeks back

                                Why would you start with beef broth when you're yielding beef broth? This is not how you make pot roast. 🤦🏼‍♂️

                                • NikovK
                                  NikovK  4 weeks back

                                  Tomato pa... WHAT ARE YOU DOING MAN?!

                                  • Evan Wilkinson
                                    Evan Wilkinson  1 months back

                                    cinnamon stick.

                                    • sepps1981
                                      sepps1981  1 months back

                                      The bg music got me wanting to listen to the actual OJays song it’s based on

                                      • Jacob Hanna
                                        Jacob Hanna  1 months back

                                        Think a classic mirepoix is half onion, a quarter carrot, and a quarter celery.

                                        • Angel Herrera
                                          Angel Herrera  1 months back

                                          It was agonizing waiting for the beef broth.

                                          • Alex Guadalupe
                                            Alex Guadalupe  1 months back

                                            Hey Babish, just make sure as my boy Damonte would say "Don't get lost in the sauce"

                                            • Alexander Hackett
                                              Alexander Hackett  1 months back

                                              "Large chunky vegetable" - accurate description of me crashing out on the sofa after work

                                            • Dr. UpSideDown
                                              Dr. UpSideDown  1 months back

                                              Pho is 1$ a bowl in Vietnam
                                              Also pho is not French it Vietnamese

                                              • Dr. UpSideDown
                                                Dr. UpSideDown  1 months back

                                                Thanks man

                                              • Iovnfdvbsd
                                                Iovnfdvbsd  1 months back

                                                "Pot au feu" is a french dish that influenced the creation of the classic vietnamese dish "pho"

                                            • Soviet Doggo
                                              Soviet Doggo  1 months back

                                              What if I used bull testicles?

                                              • BizeDex
                                                BizeDex  1 months back

                                                Love the show but the intro sounds like someone throwing drums down the stairs to the tune of a wild west saloon piano played by a coked up train engineer.

                                                • Forever Undying
                                                  Forever Undying  1 months back

                                                  "What ingredients do you need for your pot roast?"


                                                  • JL Sagely
                                                    JL Sagely  1 months back

                                                    The cloves and onion boobs are hot...

                                                    • Linh McMullen
                                                      Linh McMullen  1 months back

                                                      Is it possible to make this recipe in a slow cooker instead of oven?

                                                      • sir perfectionest
                                                        sir perfectionest  1 months back

                                                        this fugin song got stuck in my head for way to long

                                                        • Valerie Lynnx
                                                          Valerie Lynnx  1 months back

                                                          Such a turn on lol.... I need a house hubby that can cook

                                                          • Gabi Ochoa
                                                            Gabi Ochoa  2 months back

                                                            Un estofado de toda la vida!

                                                            • Jessifero
                                                              Jessifero  2 months back

                                                              3:10 Give the onion nips.

                                                              Got it.

                                                              • david cater
                                                                david cater  2 months back

                                                                It’s bad practice to leave cleaning supplies out while cooking.

                                                                • SnottyToe69
                                                                  SnottyToe69  2 months back

                                                                  if you dont have the money to make this then there is an alternative. simply think about the ingredients and instructions while boiling a piece of bologna and gently fanning it with a beef flavored ramen noodle packet.

                                                                  • Mike Berkman
                                                                    Mike Berkman  1 months back

                                                                    OK Satan, calm down with the new torture methods will ya?

                                                                • Amanda Moss
                                                                  Amanda Moss  2 months back

                                                                  BRO. I made this Friday night. Didn't add the potatoes but followed the recipe and MY GRACIOUS. I didn't know an eye of round could be so tender. So, thank you.

                                                                  • Chromatic Luna
                                                                    Chromatic Luna  2 months back

                                                                    No one:

                                                                    Absolutely No one:

                                                                    Babish - *"..Beware of flying onions.."*

                                                                    • Nancho Party
                                                                      Nancho Party  2 months back

                                                                      I hate pot roast, cuz my mom always makes it fall-apart "tender" and everything's mushy and bland. I want to make this.

                                                                      • Thicc Nibba
                                                                        Thicc Nibba  2 months back

                                                                        When Babish was seasoning the meat.....

                                                                        “Give your meat a good old rub...”

                                                                        “Yeahhh boyyyyy”

                                                                        • Sleepy Tea
                                                                          Sleepy Tea  2 months back

                                                                          Man I never knew what chives looked like until I looked out in my yard and saw them eeeverywhere I didn’t know my yard was a personal garden ha ha

                                                                          • Rissa
                                                                            Rissa  2 months back

                                                                            dude. how do you do color balance? a lot of your food ends up looking neon-colored, it's hard to watch

                                                                            • Clairressa Goad
                                                                              Clairressa Goad  2 months back


                                                                              • T SexyRexy
                                                                                T SexyRexy  2 months back

                                                                                A roast for which to pot...

                                                                                • misy4ru3
                                                                                  misy4ru3  2 months back

                                                                                  I'm confusing about what's the point to season your meat first if you are going to simmer it like 3 hours?

                                                                                  • Grant Gary
                                                                                    Grant Gary  2 months back

                                                                                    F-flavor? Why else do you would you season food?

                                                                                • Charlie Morgan
                                                                                  Charlie Morgan  2 months back

                                                                                  When should I add optional mushrooms on the Yankee pot roast?

                                                                                  • T SexyRexy
                                                                                    T SexyRexy  2 months back

                                                                                    Same time as the potatoes and carrots.

                                                                                • Cleansed_In_Pestilence _
                                                                                  Cleansed_In_Pestilence _  2 months back

                                                                                  "fancy ass pot roast" caught me off guard, thanks for the chuckle babish.

                                                                                  • J. Gant
                                                                                    J. Gant  2 months back

                                                                                    I grew up strongly disliking pot roast- the vegetables and meat were always mush, and the meat cuts were always far too fatty. I'm looking forward to making this- especially with a lean cut.