Pot Roast | Basics with Babish

  • Published on Feb 14, 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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  • Binging with Babish
    Binging with Babish  5 months ago +1412

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

  • Clairressa Goad
    Clairressa Goad Day ago


  • T SexyRexy
    T SexyRexy 2 days ago

    A roast for which to pot...

  • misy4ru3
    misy4ru3 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

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

  • Charlie Morgan
    Charlie Morgan 4 days ago

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

    • T SexyRexy
      T SexyRexy 2 days ago

      Same time as the potatoes and carrots.

  • Cleansed_In_Pestilence _

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

  • J. Gant
    J. Gant 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago +5

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

  • aaron anstett
    aaron anstett 9 days ago

    Pot roasts are my favorite

  • KhanDaPwner
    KhanDaPwner 10 days ago

    "be careful of flying onions"

  • Rach S. CatMom
    Rach S. CatMom 14 days ago

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

  • Sheila Torio
    Sheila Torio 18 days ago

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

  • Bio1993Hsapien
    Bio1993Hsapien 18 days ago

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

  • sneakyskunk1
    sneakyskunk1 21 day ago

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

  • Champagne Champagne
    Champagne Champagne 25 days ago

    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 29 days ago

    Do a vegan season!

  • Bryan Merrick
    Bryan Merrick Month ago

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

  • Nicole Elkhoury
    Nicole Elkhoury Month ago

    0:15 aw his smile is so cute

  • Daniel Eubanks
    Daniel Eubanks Month ago

    Krusty Krab Pizza

    IDK IJS Month ago

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

  • mariano molina
    mariano molina Month ago

    My mouth watered threw out the whole platting scene

  • The Miss Katana
    The Miss Katana Month ago

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

  • lil meatwad TV
    lil meatwad TV Month ago

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

  • Richard Jimenez
    Richard Jimenez Month ago

    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.

  • utopiapro007
    utopiapro007 Month ago

    Fancy-ass pot roast only takes a bit more thyme.

  • Sarah Fang
    Sarah Fang Month ago

    Anyone else think he said “pot of pho” and get really confused by the end result?

  • Barry Ellis
    Barry Ellis 2 months ago

    What's the difference between Kosher Salt and Salt Salt ?

  • verdatum
    verdatum 2 months ago

    I learned to cook largely because I hated my mother's pot roast. (to be fair, I can't beat her pies; classic, american, midwestern, fruit pies that make any god-fearing grown man cry tears of joy. I miss you, mom.)

  • Nigher Feggit
    Nigher Feggit 2 months ago

    Eye of round tender??? Never heard that before

  • Anonymous Boi In Northern Europe

    *i accidentally smoked pot before this roast*

  • Pedro Oliveira
    Pedro Oliveira 2 months ago

    Not gonna lie Motto Motto kinda liked those chunky veggies.

  • MaidenVoyagee
    MaidenVoyagee 2 months ago

    That pot au feu recipe hurt my french heart lol the veggies and cut of beef chosen were wrong and also, it's not fancy, it's historically made with cheap cuts and vegetables.

  • JustANoob
    JustANoob 2 months ago

    Yeah those flying onions really get you sometimes.

  • Phleet Gaming
    Phleet Gaming 2 months ago

    how do you combat burnout dude. i can't even take out the garbage without falling apart for a week. up to the audience to decide if that's an exaggeration

  • KabutoTheMemer WantsToBeToxic

    Am I the only one who has never ate pot roast before?

  • John Jacob Jingleheimer Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen

    The size of those cut potatoes is fucking ridiculous nobody cuts a potato in half throws in the roast and calls it good stop trying to do hipster shit also that is steak and potatoes not roast, roast needs to fall apart with a fork. You're a disgrace

  • Christian Haddad
    Christian Haddad 2 months ago


  • Nathan Szpakowski
    Nathan Szpakowski 2 months ago

    I made the Yankee potroast for a GoT watch party and it turned out pretty great. The only thing I would change is making a bit of a thicker sauce for the roast because mine turned out a little bit bland

  • kocharjm
    kocharjm 2 months ago

    Is that a sweet red wine or a dry red wine?

  • Hyu Yu
    Hyu Yu 2 months ago

    im too poor to afford that kinda of meat lol but gr8 video :))

  • Jude Passanha
    Jude Passanha 2 months ago

    is there any other kind of meat i can use to make pot roast? im from India and beef isn't available where i am.

  • NoahKollerGus88
    NoahKollerGus88 2 months ago

    Am I the only one who thinks pot roast should be cooked in a crock pot?

  • Xx_V01D_xX
    Xx_V01D_xX 2 months ago +3

    And it’s all yours for only $150, no cheat, no scam, totally didn’t spit in the food.

  • Dolachai Ang
    Dolachai Ang 2 months ago

    As a Thai I have to you Americans have a fucking bland ass palate

  • notDre
    notDre 2 months ago

    I made this following your instructions and it came out shit. The potatoes never cooked... Idk how you expected potatoes to cook in an hour at 325

  • Abe Barrera
    Abe Barrera 3 months ago

    Who writes these scripts? (Andrew/babish???)

  • Nyan Cat
    Nyan Cat 3 months ago

    Who the fuck buys tomato paste in a tube?

  • Kevin Roberts
    Kevin Roberts 3 months ago

    Do Vietnamese pho 🍲

  • GlidingChiller
    GlidingChiller 3 months ago

    Please do not stir in an emailled cast iron pot with metal tools.

  • Andrea Orellana
    Andrea Orellana 3 months ago

    Came for the recipe, stayed for Babish

  • Katrina Asedillo
    Katrina Asedillo 3 months ago

    Roast pot 🌿

  • Noah Wyatt
    Noah Wyatt 3 months ago +1

    Why am I just now finding this channel?

  • TheSpeedholic
    TheSpeedholic 3 months ago

    Fancy ass pot roast looks delicious :-)

  • Savannah Nason
    Savannah Nason 3 months ago

    Your basics video are one of the only things that are keeping me from eating Panda Express and Frozen food forever in College. 😂

  • Miles G.
    Miles G. 3 months ago

    Oh, god. Don't think I've even seen the inside of a leek before because I thought that was a Longe Egge at first 3:12

  • Jroc906
    Jroc906 3 months ago

    NOT a "POT" roast!!!

  • Duncan WIlson
    Duncan WIlson 4 months ago

    BTW "Cornichon" means "pickle" in French.

  • Andrea Naegele
    Andrea Naegele 4 months ago

    What wine did you use? as someone who dosent particularly like wine I have a hard time with recipies that require it because i cant tell a good one from a bad one

    • Daniellm
      Daniellm 3 months ago +1

      i don't like drinking wine either (neither can i tell the difference between low-high quality) so i'd say to just use whatever is in your price range

  • Tracy Goode
    Tracy Goode 4 months ago +29

    Quick question--how many people does the fancy pot roast serve? My son wants this for his birthday, but we have a big family full of big eaters.

    • Zer0
      Zer0 6 days ago

      Each piece of short rib that size will serve for two conservative eaters if you cut it the way he does. If you have a big family (I'm going to say 2 adults and 4 kids) that are big eaters, one piece of short rib per family member (about 4-5 lbs total) and double up on the vegetables. Worst case, leftovers for a rainy day! You should still only need two marrow bones though. Those things are full of flavour.

    • Tracy Goode
      Tracy Goode Month ago

      @basant vimal sharma I doubt I'd need a semi full of ingredients, but the cauldron, probably..lol

    • basant vimal sharma
      basant vimal sharma Month ago +1

      You need a cauldron and a semi trailer full of ingredients

    • Hard R
      Hard R 3 months ago +5

      Quick answer-just give them the fancy pot roast and if they say its not enough just take it away

  • Zachary Holub
    Zachary Holub 4 months ago

    You forget the butter bread for the left over juices

  • SoundOfSwords
    SoundOfSwords 4 months ago

    please do more arabic dishes! Examples: Mujaddara, mulukhiyah, moussaka, warag ainab (dolma), malfouf cabbage rolls.

    CHASE BANDZ 4 months ago


  • Yoyle 0340
    Yoyle 0340 4 months ago

    Can I have a BONELESS pot

  • Nicki Lewis
    Nicki Lewis 4 months ago

    I know its simple, but try meatballs and spaghetti

  • Patavinity
    Patavinity 4 months ago +1

    It doesn't 'have its roots in France', stewing meat is a more or less universal culinary technique. If anything, it was something brought to the Colonies by British settlers.

    • Spooky Engie
      Spooky Engie 2 months ago

      i was drunk,too much soju for one night

    • Vasting
      Vasting 2 months ago

      engineer kitty no one said it was American

    • Spooky Engie
      Spooky Engie 4 months ago

      i mean the earliest record of people cooking pot roast or "boeuf a la mode" was around 1792
      this dish travel to the new world probably after the french revolution from french immigrant and later on with some german influence it became the pot roast
      what im saying isit isnt america
      im not saying it unique tho. . .

    • Patavinity
      Patavinity 4 months ago

      @Spooky Engie What's your point? All countries that aren't America aren't the same country.

    • Spooky Engie
      Spooky Engie 4 months ago

      I mean. . .it still not american so . .. yah

  • Harry Tran Designs
    Harry Tran Designs 4 months ago

    You sir are elevating my kitchen game 👏👏

  • Casey Cheney
    Casey Cheney 4 months ago

    When u cook the second dish are the potatoes and carrots soft

  • Raul Alvarado
    Raul Alvarado 4 months ago

    I had a friend so thicc he claimed he can make a pot roast outta his ass

  • fulongfromthegrave
    fulongfromthegrave 4 months ago +1

    I fail to see the parallel between pot-au-feu and the second recipe. Never seen a pot-au-feu with asparagus and complex moves like that, its really a simple straight forward dish! I will steal that bone marrow kinda bearnaise thingie you did cause that looks delicious though! 🤩

  • Paul Cassano
    Paul Cassano 4 months ago

    For those who read this, when he braises the short ribs add some guiness or other dark lager with lots of fresh rosemary.

  • Lizzie Cottrell
    Lizzie Cottrell 4 months ago

    My husband got me a pepper grinder for Valentine's Day!!! I was so excited to use it! I cannot believe how much better the pepper tastes! I've even used freshly ground pepper before, I guess I just forgot lol.

  • The Wheeze Machine
    The Wheeze Machine 4 months ago +1

    Sorry i for the life of me cant figure out what he was rhyming pond and fond with

  • me thatguy
    me thatguy 4 months ago

    I always watch this stuff late at night and end up wanting to cook a pot roast at midnight.

  • B T
    B T 4 months ago +2

    I love his bald headed ass. Was having a bad day until I started to binge watch his videos today😭

    BAOQKD 4 months ago

    If only these videos were more than 10 mins long, you would be making a lot more, and what you deserve for working so hard to teach us these amazing and unique recipes.

  • Kailey Mo Becker
    Kailey Mo Becker 4 months ago

    the music lol

  • johnny rockets
    johnny rockets 4 months ago

    you should not be using metal utensils on an enameled dutch oven.

  • Rohan Kannan
    Rohan Kannan 4 months ago

    can you do a video of your watch collection?

  • whau
    whau 4 months ago


  • Jason King
    Jason King 4 months ago

    I just realized, you actually used the carving fork for carving O.O

  • Maria Eduarda
    Maria Eduarda 4 months ago

    Remy’s soup from Ratatouille!

  • A. R.
    A. R. 4 months ago

    Anybody who has the Ojays Loving you as the background music is already a cooking genius...

  • Carson O'Doubhlain
    Carson O'Doubhlain 4 months ago

    We have been looking for things to make for (hopefully) regularly occurring, family dinners since my dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and the Yankee roast fit the ticket. We doubled the recipe in order to feed 8 people with minor leftovers. It joined the clean plate club with every single one of us (some twice over). My dad is a real meat-and-potatoes, farm-boy at heart, so the look on his face as he inhaled this was perfect. The only modification we made was to turn the braising liquid into gravy. Thanks for doing this recipe. It was amazing.

  • Posey
    Posey 4 months ago

    What does the tattoo on your arm symbolize

    I GUARANTEE IT 4 months ago

    Can you do a castlevania pot roast?

  • Frank Dux
    Frank Dux 4 months ago +2

    Background music is so fresh my dude!

  • Obey Da Gods
    Obey Da Gods 4 months ago

    I got so much to catch up on!!! I'm 5 months behind 🤦🏽‍♂️ last video I watched was adventure time pancakes

  • Jason Williams
    Jason Williams 4 months ago

    It would be awesome to see a crockpot episode if you haven’t done one!I don’t have an oven and I have a very small kitchen and could use some pointers.

  • aquas233
    aquas233 4 months ago

    Hey Babish!! Would you consider featuring game meats like venison or rabbit? I'd like to see some of your twists on some backwoods style food!!

  • chaosundividedreborn
    chaosundividedreborn 4 months ago

    Did he say Etaples? Cos I know that place

  • Braden best
    Braden best 4 months ago

    U guys are not going to believe me but I’m related to George Washington

  • milo springer
    milo springer 4 months ago

    do food from the hobbit

  • Daltasstoes6 9 6 9
    Daltasstoes6 9 6 9 4 months ago

    You should try cornbeef and cabbage for Saint Paddy’s Day

  • Rat way
    Rat way 4 months ago

    I love you!!! Omg I'm learning so much with your Culinary Guidance and skills 😍.

  • mohamed Ebraheam
    mohamed Ebraheam 4 months ago


  • NedTheDread
    NedTheDread 4 months ago

    Hey Babby, you're a cool guy, I just want you to know that.

  • Waliur Rahman
    Waliur Rahman 4 months ago

    Is the second roast better with beef broth for the soup or water?

  • Sans Mans
    Sans Mans 4 months ago

    What happened to that onion??!!

  • Oliver Milles
    Oliver Milles 4 months ago

    I havent made it becasue im 14

  • Grimphyy
    Grimphyy 4 months ago

    Hey babish you need to make a video about easy late night snack that I can whip up in like 5 min😂