French Onion Pot Roast Recipe

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Oliver Modified: December 23, 2021
French Onion Pot Roast Recipe

How To Make French Onion Pot Roast

Add a European flair to your usual dinner fare with this French onion pot roast recipe. Tender chunks of beef are stewed in an onion soup base.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 3 hours 45 minutes
Total: 4 hours



  • 4lbschuck roast
  • 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ½tspcoarse ground black pepper
  • 4yellow onions,halved and thinly sliced
  • 4cupsbeef broth
  • 2tbspworcestershire sauce
  • 6sprigsfresh thyme
  • 1French baguette,cut into ½-inch slices
  • 1cupgruyere cheese,shredded


  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.

  2. Season the chuck roast with the Kosher salt, pepper and thyme.

  3. Add the vegetable oil to a pan and heat. When it ripples and is hot add in the roast and brown, deeply, for 4 to 5 minutes on each side.

  4. Add onions, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, and thyme and cook, covered, for 3 to 3½ hours.

  5. Remove from the oven and remove thyme sprigs.

  6. Turn oven to hi-broil.

  7. Shred the beef in very large chunks.

  8. Top with sliced baguettes and Gruyere cheese.

  9. Place the pot into the oven, uncovered, and broil for 1 to 2 minutes until the cheese begins to bubble and brown.

  10. Serve immediately.


  • Calories: 549.27kcal
  • Fat: 22.04g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.44g
  • Trans Fat: 0.59g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.38g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.55g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.42g
  • Fiber: 2.24g
  • Sugar: 5.52g
  • Protein: 60.15g
  • Cholesterol: 163.30mg
  • Sodium: 1028.54mg
  • Calcium: 251.95mg
  • Potassium: 1334.14mg
  • Iron: 8.62mg
  • Vitamin A: 57.13µg
  • Vitamin C: 8.78mg
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