Shake up your dinner with this easy recipe for shredded pot roast! Tender, juicy comfort food that will have everyone asking for seconds. Pot roast is the ultimate comfort food supper.
This is another one of those recipes that takes something you think you already know how to make pretty well — in this case, pot roast — and shakes it up just enough to make it the best version of pot roast you have ever made.
All the usual players are here in this recipe — the beef roast, the carrots, the onions, etc. Aren’t they pretty, all ready to be cooked up in your oven?
The one thing that this version doesn’t have is potatoes, because I find that potatoes get too mushy in pot roast. But since we need to have some potato action with pot roast, I highly recommend serving a heaping spoonful of mashed potatoes on the side. Trust me, everything tastes better with mashed potatoes on the side.
But that’s not the game-changer here. The two things that put this pot roast over the top for me are first, that you cook it with just enough of your favorite fresh herbs to infuse it with a gorgeous, herby flavor. About one hour into cooking this this my kitchen smells like…I don’t know how to describe it. Maybe I can bottle and sell this aroma – Eau du Pot Roast With Herbs — it’s crazy.
Shake up your dinner with this easy recipe for shredded pot roast! Tender, juicy comfort food that will have everyone asking for seconds. The second thing is the shredding. The meat comes out of the pot so tender that it almost falls apart anyway, but I take it to the next step and shred it, and then dunk the shredded meat back into the pot roast juices until it is thoroughly soaked through with the herb-infused liquid. You can use two forks to shred it, but we love using our Bear Claw Meat Shredders.
My sweet little sister gave us a pair and we use them on the regular. You can find them in the kitchen gadgets section of my own little Recommended Items Shop! They come in a variety of colors – we of course love them in Clemson Tigers orange. :)
Back at the pot roast, put those gorgeous shreds on to the plate with some of the carrots it cooked with on one side, some mashed potatoes on the other. Oh my. You know you have hit a pot roast home run when the dinner table is completely quiet because any talking would interfere with the EATING.
From now on, I think I will shred everything we eat.
Updated from a previously published Framed Cooks post!