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Oven-Braised, One-Pan-Meal Pot Roast Recipe | Whole30 | Paleo

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 tsp healthy oil/fat of your choice optional
  • 1 1-1/2 to 3 lb meat of your choice See notes
  • 1 jar Mesa de Vida Healthy Cooking and Seasoning Sauce See notes
  • 2-4 cups vegetables of your choice See notes
  • salt to taste


  • Sear the meat, add your vegetables, pour over the Mesa de Vida healthy global gourmet cooking and seasoning sauce of your choice; salt to taste. Cover tightly with foil, then pop into the oven. Bake at the time and temperature according to the meat and vegetables of your choice, see notes below.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • Want to make this in just over 30 minutes? Choose meat that is off the bone (chicken thighs, chicken breasts, pork tenderloin, turkey loin roast). Choose softer vegetables that don't require as long to cook (diced green beans, celery, finely diced carrots, canned beans, zucchini, frozen corn, mushrooms, etc.). Dice everything into 1" pieces so they cook through at the same time. Add only 1/4 cup of water to the pan. Set the oven to 400 degrees, cook for 30 minutes.
  • Have a little longer, about an hour, for this to cook? Choose meats that take a little bit longer to cook and get better with a longer, slower braise. Chuck roast or pork roast cut into 2" pieces, pork country-style ribs, or meat on the bone such as chicken legs and thighs.  Choose vegetables such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, root vegetables, and squash. Cut everything into about 2" cubes. Add 1/2 cup of water to the pan. Set the oven to 400 degrees, cook for 1 hour.
  • If it's the weekend, or I'll be working from home, I'll make this recipe using a large roast, and let it braise for up to 2 hours. Cuts such as flank steak, brisket, or a whole chicken. For this option choose larger pieces of vegetables such as potatoes, sweet potatoes and other root vegetables, and cut them into large 3" pieces. Add 1 cup of water to the pan. Set the oven to 350 degrees, cook for 1-1/2 to 2 hours depending on the cut of meat. (A 3 lb beef roast will take 2 full hours to cook until tender, while a chicken will likely be ready in about 1-1/2 hours). Check for doneness with a meat thermometer.
  • Switch up the cooking sauce, meat, and vegetables to create endless variations on this one-pan meal that will likely become a family favorite in your home, too.
  • Try our North African cooking and seasoning sauce with beef or lamb, and squash for a Moroccan inspired tagine version; Make a Smoky Latin Pork & Root Vegetable Stew with pork loin, carrots, rutabaga, parsnips, and sweet potatoes with our Latin cooking and seasoning sauce; I love to make a Creole version with chicken thighs, frozen okra and our Creole cooking and seasoning sauce, too; In the video below I use our Caribbean sauce, beef, zucchini, eggplant and mushrooms for one of my personal favorite combinations.