Nana's Classic Pot Roast

Nana's Classic Pot Roast

No one cooks a pot roast quite like grandma, and this old-fashioned recipe for Nana's Classic Pot Roast is a dish that has stood the test of time. With just the right blend of flavors and ingredients, this simple dinner recipe stands apart from all of the rest. If you've been looking for just the right beef roast recipes to add to your collection and prepare for your loved ones, look no further than this age-old family favorite. It's a winning meal every time it's prepared!

Cooking Time4 hr


  • 3 pounds Swiss Steak
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup coffee
  • 2 bay leaves, crumbled
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • additional soy sauce and coffee, as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Do not pound or flour meat.
  2. Heat oil in heavy skillet over high heat and sear meat on both sides.
  3. Meanwhile in large 6 quart roasting pan, combine soy sauce, coffee, garlic, bay leaves and oregano. Pour in bottom of roaster.
  4. Layer one sliced onion on top.
  5. Transfer browned meat to roaster and layer with remaining sliced onion.
  6. Cover and bake for 3 1/2 to 4 hours, basting every hour with pan juices. If liquid boils dry, simply add 1 more cup of coffee and a liberal splash of soy sauce.
  7. Cut meat in thin slices and serve.


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