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Pot Roast in Bag Recipe

Easy, just oh so easy and delicious! This pot roast in bag recipe was gone so fast that I didn’t even get a picture of it before the family scarfed it down. No joke!

Pot Roast in Bag Recipe

Pot Roast in Bag Recipe

If you have ever wondered how these pot roast in bag recipes work, then wonder no more! This one is so very easy, fast and inexpensive that you’ll be shocked at how quickly you’ll be eating a delicious pot roast for dinner.

My other favorite pot roast involves allowing it to slow cook away in the crockpot all day and boy, howdy, that recipe is a dandy! You can find it here.

Then, if you want to make an old fashioned pot roast, this one was one of the first to ever appear on Loaves and Dishes.

But this one, takes the cake for easy and it works even if you forgot to put yours in the crockpot this morning.

I totally recommend keeping this Bake in the Bag Pot Roast packet in the pantry for emergencies or especially for an easy way to fix pot roast any time at all!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2-3 lb pot roat (chuck roast only)
  • McCormicks “Bag and Season” Pot Roast packet
  • 4 Cups veggies, optional.

Here’s How You Do It

  1. Place Bag in a 9×13 pan.
  2. Place chuck roast into the bag
  3. Mix seasoning and water
  4. Sprinkle with the seasoning (after putting veggies in, which are optional).
  5. Bake for 2 hours.

I didn’t get a pic of the bag, but it looks just like this only with a roast on the front and states “roast”

bake in bag chicken seasoning

Special Equipment

You don’t need any special equipment at all. I am using the Corning Ware French White baking dish in the video but any glass or metal baking dish will work. A cast iron skillet would also work.

My 2 1/2 quart baking dish worked using 2, 2 lb chuck roasts.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Freeze This Pot Roast?

Yes! Just put it in a freezer safe container or plastic bag, remove as much air as possible and freeze for up to 6 months.

How Long Will This Pot Roast Last?

Covered in the fridge, it will last up to 5 days.

Substitutions

You might ask if you can substitute a different cut of meat. The answer is, you can, but I wouldn’t.

Chuck roasts are generally the right kind of roast for this type of cooking. Always choose a chuck roast if you can.

I don’t know of any substitution for the McCormick bake in a bag seasoning packet.

can you freeze pot roast on plate

Tips and Tricks

  • If you are going to use veggies, don’t use more than 4 cups.
  • Place the veggies on top of the roast and put the seasoning on the veggies and the roast.
  • It’s ok if you don’t have exactly 2-3 lbs of roast beef. Just don’t pile the meat on top of each other if it’s more than noted. If it is smaller, check it before the 2 hours and if falling apart then it’s done.

What To Serve With This Dish

You have a ton of choices here, but I’m going to recommend to serve a carb and a green veggie, at least. Most folks enjoy carrots, potatoes and onions with their roast.

Go light on dessert because this is a heavy meal.

When I served this last night, I made mashed potatoes, green beans, mac and cheese (for the kids), Hawaiian rolls, street corn on the cob and gravy.

How Long To Bake Pot Roast In A Bag

This pot roast is done in 2 hours if you are making a 2-3 lb pot roast. Simply follow the instructions on the bag.

You’ll mix the seasoning with water, then sprinkle the seasoning water on the roast, place into the bag with veggies if desired, seal into the bag, cut holes in the bag

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Bake in Bag Pot Roast

Pot Roast in Bag Recipe

Easy, just oh so easy and delicious! This pot roast in bag recipe was gone so fast that I didn't even get a picture of it before the family scarfed it down. No joke!
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Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pot roast in bag recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 486kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 lb chuck roast
  • 1 packet bake in bag pot roast by McCormic
  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • 4 Cups vegetables optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325
  • Mix the packet of seasoning with 1/3 cup of water until well blended.
  • Place the bag in a baking dish. Place the roast into the baking bag. Put vegetables on top if using vegetables.
  • Pour the seasoning mix over the roast
  • Seal the bag loosely with the enclosed tie. Cut 4 small holes into the top of the bag with the knife.
  • Bake for 2 hours. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Cut the bag open and serve or remove the plastic bag and use 9×13 dish as a serving dish.

Notes

  • If you are going to use veggies, don’t use more than 4 cups.
  • Place the veggies on top of the roast and put the seasoning on the veggies and the roast.
  • It’s ok if you don’t have exactly 2-3 lbs of roast beef. Just don’t pile the meat on top of each other if it’s more than noted. If it is smaller, check it before the 2 hours and if falling apart then it’s done.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Pot Roast in Bag Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 486 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 156mg52%
Sodium 241mg10%
Potassium 1010mg29%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 5g20%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 6191IU124%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

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