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🍲 Sherry-enhanced Southern Pot Roast Recipe

Discover how to make a delicious Sherry-enhanced Southern Pot Roast with this easy recipe from Grits N Grace. Perfectly tender and flavorful, this dish is a Southern classic.

Sherry-enhanced Southern Pot Roast

You will need:

  • beef chuck roast3 lb beef chuck roast
  • cooking sherry1 cup of cooking sherry
  • olive oil2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • chopped onion1 onion, chopped
  • minced garlic3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • chopped carrots2 carrots, chopped
  • chopped celery2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • dried thyme1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • salt and pepperSalt and pepper to taste


  1. First, preheat your oven to 325°F. This will ensure that your roast cooks evenly.
  2. Season your beef chuck roast generously with salt and pepper. This will help to enhance the natural flavors of the meat.
  3. Heat your olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Be sure to choose a pot that's large enough to accommodate your roast.
  4. Once the oil is hot, add your roast. Brown it on all sides to seal in the juices and create a nice crust. Once browned, remove the roast from the pot and set it aside.
  5. Next, add your chopped onion, minced garlic, chopped carrots, and chopped celery to the pot. Sauté these until they are softened and fragrant. This will form the base of your sauce.
  6. Now, it's time to deglaze your pot. Pour in your cooking sherry, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. These bits are packed with flavor and will add depth to your sauce.
  7. Return your roast to the pot, nestling it among the vegetables. Sprinkle the roast with your dried thyme, then cover the pot.
  8. Finally, place your pot in the preheated oven. Cook for about 3 hours, or until your roast is tender and falls apart easily with a fork.


Feel free to adjust the amount of sherry to suit your personal taste. Remember, the goal is to enhance the flavors, not mask them.

Delve into the heart of Southern cuisine with our Sherry-enhanced Southern Pot Roast, a dish that is as comforting as it is flavorful. This recipe is a testament to the magic of slow cooking, where simple ingredients are transformed into a succulent feast that's sure to impress your guests.

Our recipe takes the traditional pot roast and elevates it with the addition of cooking sherry, a secret ingredient that imparts a rich depth of flavor to the dish. The sherry not only tenderizes the beef but also creates a savory sauce that beautifully complements the roast. If you're wondering about using sherry in your cooking, check out our FAQ on using cooking sherry in Southern recipes.

The beauty of this dish lies in its simplicity. It's all about taking the time to brown the beef, sauté the vegetables, and let the oven do the rest. The result is a tender, flavorful roast that's a testament to the art of Southern comfort cooking.

While this pot roast is a meal in itself, you can pair it with other Southern favorites for a complete feast. Why not try it with our Southern Green Beans for a touch of freshness, or our Southern Chicken and Rice for a hearty accompaniment?

Whether you're a seasoned Southern cook or a beginner looking to explore this rich cuisine, our Sherry-enhanced Southern Pot Roast is a recipe you'll want to add to your repertoire. It's a testament to the power of slow cooking and the rich flavors of the South. So, roll up your sleeves, preheat that oven, and get ready to experience the deliciousness of Southern comfort food at its finest.