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 • 1 623

  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish   6 months back

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

    • Ghostface [ ]
      Ghostface [ ]  3 weeks back

      Mr. Wolftastic FBI OPEN UP!!

    • Ghostface [ ]
      Ghostface [ ]  3 weeks back

      In a german sex dungeon

    • Bison Funyuns
      Bison Funyuns  3 weeks back

      Tony Designs

      I smell incest vibes. And I don’t mind

    • Nyan Cat
      Nyan Cat  3 weeks back

      By the way you ate the roast wrong. You are supposed to cut up the roast and put it back in the liquid and then get a ladle out get a big bowl of it and some pieces of meat.

    • Nyan Cat
      Nyan Cat  3 weeks back


  • Evan Wilkinson
    Evan Wilkinson  7 hours back

    cinnamon stick.

    • sepps1981
      sepps1981  4 days back

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

      • Jacob Hanna
        Jacob Hanna  5 days back

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

        • Angel Herrera
          Angel Herrera  5 days back

          It was agonizing waiting for the beef broth.

          • Alex Guadalupe
            Alex Guadalupe  5 days back

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

            • Alexander Hackett
              Alexander Hackett  6 days back

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

              • Dr. UpSideDown
                Dr. UpSideDown  6 days back

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

                • Dr. UpSideDown
                  Dr. UpSideDown  4 days back

                  Thanks man

                • Iovnfdvbsd
                  Iovnfdvbsd  5 days back

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

              • Soviet Doggo
                Soviet Doggo  1 weeks back

                What if I used bull testicles?

                • BizeDex
                  BizeDex  1 weeks 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 weeks back

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


                    • JL Sagely
                      JL Sagely  1 weeks back

                      The cloves and onion boobs are hot...

                      • Linnie T
                        Linnie T  2 weeks back

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

                        • sir perfectionest
                          sir perfectionest  2 weeks back

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

                          • Valerie Lynnx
                            Valerie Lynnx  2 weeks back

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

                            • Gabi Ochoa
                              Gabi Ochoa  2 weeks back

                              Un estofado de toda la vida!

                              • Jessifero
                                Jessifero  3 weeks back

                                3:10 Give the onion nips.

                                Got it.

                                • david cater
                                  david cater  3 weeks back

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

                                  • SnottyToe69
                                    SnottyToe69  3 weeks 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 weeks back

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

                                  • Amanda Moss
                                    Amanda Moss  3 weeks 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  3 weeks back

                                      No one:

                                      Absolutely No one:

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

                                      • Nancho Party
                                        Nancho Party  4 weeks 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  4 weeks back

                                          When Babish was seasoning the meat.....

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

                                          “Yeahhh boyyyyy”

                                          • Sleepy Tea
                                            Sleepy Tea  4 weeks 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  1 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  1 months back


                                                • T SexyRexy
                                                  T SexyRexy  1 months back

                                                  A roast for which to pot...

                                                  • misy4ru3
                                                    misy4ru3  1 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  1 months back

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

                                                  • Charlie Morgan
                                                    Charlie Morgan  1 months back

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

                                                    • T SexyRexy
                                                      T SexyRexy  1 months back

                                                      Same time as the potatoes and carrots.

                                                  • Cleansed_In_Pestilence _
                                                    Cleansed_In_Pestilence _  1 months back

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

                                                    • J. Gant
                                                      J. Gant  1 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.

                                                      • wayback playback
                                                        wayback playback  1 months back

                                                        I make my pot roast with 3 simple ingredients: a glass "baking dish," some pot, and direct flame.

                                                        • aaron anstett
                                                          aaron anstett  1 months back

                                                          Pot roasts are my favorite

                                                          • KhanDaPwner
                                                            KhanDaPwner  1 months back

                                                            "be careful of flying onions"

                                                            • Rach S. CatMom
                                                              Rach S. CatMom  1 months back

                                                              It's July, 89 degrees and I'm drooling while watching this

                                                              • Sheila Torio
                                                                Sheila Torio  2 months back

                                                                Like,👍🏽. What about crock pot pot roast?

                                                                • Bio1993Hsapien
                                                                  Bio1993Hsapien  2 months back

                                                                  How do you keep the meat from drying out/getting cold while cooking the second veggie part?

                                                                  • sneakyskunk1
                                                                    sneakyskunk1  2 months back

                                                                    well....he says basic....basic for someone who knows what they are doing.....eh, time to microwave a burrito.....

                                                                    • Champagne Champagne
                                                                      Champagne Champagne  2 months back

                                                                      Mmm. I just burnt the bottom of the pot so it wasn't fawn but when I scrapped it up and put beef broth in it, it tasted good with the seasonings I put with it.

                                                                      • Anon X
                                                                        Anon X  2 months back

                                                                        Do a vegan season!

                                                                        • Bryan Merrick
                                                                          Bryan Merrick  2 months back

                                                                          Omg the fancy pot roast came out soo good....

                                                                          • Nicole Elkhoury
                                                                            Nicole Elkhoury  2 months back

                                                                            0:15 aw his smile is so cute

                                                                            • Daniel Eubanks
                                                                              Daniel Eubanks  2 months back

                                                                              Krusty Krab Pizza

                                                                              • IDK IJS
                                                                                IDK IJS  2 months back

                                                                                I'm irritated how well put together this guy is... lol

                                                                                • mariano molina
                                                                                  mariano molina  2 months back

                                                                                  My mouth watered threw out the whole platting scene

                                                                                  • The Miss Katana
                                                                                    The Miss Katana  2 months back

                                                                                    Came for Babish, stayed for the pot roast, enjoyed myself thoroughly via the background music.

                                                                                    • lil meatwad TV
                                                                                      lil meatwad TV  3 months back

                                                                                      I'm surprised no one talks about the fucken flying onions

                                                                                      • Richard Jimenez
                                                                                        Richard Jimenez  3 months back

                                                                                        The broth came out amazing, but the eye of round roast came out too chewy as I feared. Roast needs to be fatty to come out right. I’ll definitely substitute another cut of meat next time.