Electric Skillet Pot Roast

If I asked you to think of a classic Sunday night meal from your childhood, what would come to mind? For many of us, pot roast is likely the answer. It’s not only a staple for family meals and perhaps holiday gatherings, but everyone knows it is filling and delicious.

Still, what about those summer days when the last thing you want to do is heat the oven for a roast? That’s where this electric skillet pot roast recipe comes in!

Sliced pot roast on a serving dish with carrots and potatoes.

With just a few minor differences, you can bake your roast right in an electric skillet. You’ll not only save energy by merely heating the skillet, but you also won’t overheat your house with the oven.

Pot roast with veg on serving platter.

With minimal effort and only a couple hours of cooking time, you should have a perfectly tasty pot roast right from your electric skillet. The seasoned carrots, potatoes, celery, and onion will cook right beside the roast for great flavor and perfect tenderness.

Electric skillets do a great job by cooking evenly throughout the pan and regulating the temperature consistently, which makes them a perfect choice for summer baking. Even beyond keeping the heat down, this could be a great option if your oven is already full of casseroles for family gatherings!

Pot roast with veg on serving platter.

We hope you enjoy this electric skillet pot roast recipe! Have you prepared a pot roast in an electric skillet before, perhaps with this recipe? Please let us know what you think in the comments, and if you liked it, we’d love it if you’d share the recipe with your friends and family!

Sliced pot roast on a serving dish with carrots and potatoes.

Electric Skillet Pot Roast

Joss D
If I asked you to think of a classic Sunday night meal from your childhood, what would come to mind? For many of us, pot roast is likely the answer. It’s not only a staple for family meals and perhaps holiday gatherings, but everyone knows it is filling and delicious.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 45 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 304 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Dry Rub:

  • 4 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • ½ teaspoon thymeground
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons black pepperfreshly ground
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Roast:

  • 1 (3 ½ to 4 lb) chuck roast
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 onionsliced thinly
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup mini carrots
  • 2 celery stalkssliced
  • 3 potatoespeeled and cubed

Instructions
 

  • Make a dry rub by combining the salt, paprika, thyme, garlic powder and peppers. Rub it all over the roast.
  • Add oil to electric skillet and heat to 400°F. Brown the roast on all sides.
  • Add the onion to the skillet and cook until softened (approx. 5 minutes).
  • Add beef broth, Worcestershire and bay leaves to the skillet. Cover the skillet. Bring to a boil. Then reduce the temperature to 200°F (or 250°F if that is as low as your skillet goes) and simmer for 2 ½ to 3 hours. Keep an eye on the water level, adding more if it runs low!
  • Add the carrots, celery and potatoes to the skillet in the last 1 to 1½ hours of cooking so that they are tender but not mushy.
  • Discard bay leaves and serve.

Equipment

Electric Skillet

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 304kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 24gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 1693mgPotassium: 874mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 2540IUVitamin C: 11.4mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 5.7mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or dipping sauce.

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