Chai Tea Infused Pot Roast with Root Vegetables

January 20, 2021

chai tea-infused pot roast with root vegetables

Looking to make a delicious dinner instead of going out for Valentines' Dinner? Try this delicious Root Vegetable Pot Roast that uses a chai tea-infused broth for a cozy, warm dinner. 

Prep: 30 min. 
Cook: 7 hours

Serves 8


  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth

  • 2T chai tea

  • 2 medium potatoes, cut into 1-1/2-inch cubes

  • 2 medium turnips, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces

  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 2 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 large onion, cut into 1-inch wedges

  • 2 celery ribs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 T olive oil

  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (about 3 pounds)

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp pepper

  • 1 medium lemon, thinly sliced

  • 3 T cornstarch

  • 3 T cold water

In a small saucepan, bring broth to a boil; remove from heat. Add chai tea. Steep, covered for 3-5 minutes according to taste. Strain the tea leaves from the broth.

While tea steeps, combine chopped root vegetables in a 6-qt. slow cooker.

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown roast on all sides. Place pot roast in slow cooker, on top of vegetables. Pour the tea-steeped broth over top. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper. Top with lemon slices.

Cook, covered, on low until beef and vegetables are tender, 7-9 hours.

Discard lemon. Remove roast and vegetables from slow cooker; keep warm.

Transfer cooking juices to a saucepan; skim fat. Bring juices to a boil. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir cornstarch into the juices. Return to a boil, stirring constantly until thickened, about 1-2 minutes.

Drizzle juices over roast and vegetables and serve.


  • Steep tea as instructed. Do not oversteep the tea. Steeping too long can make the tea bitter. 
  • For lump-free gravy, be sure to mix the cornstarch and water until smooth before adding to juices. 
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 serving: 421 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 523mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 36g protein.

    (Recipe courtesy of Taste of Home)

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    ★ Reviews

    Customers Share

    177 reviews
    Refreshing but not overflavored

    I was looking for a warm weather alternative to maharaja chia. This tea is light and refreshing but does not have the complex flavors I was hoping for. Probably user error.

    Hi Dan - Yes, as far as our chai teas go, the Chai Green is one of the lighter ones, so great thinking for your warmer weather alternative! Adding more tea to your steep will intensify the flavors. Or If you are looking for more complex flavors, you may like Dancing Vanilla Bean ( or White Chai Spice ( - both best sellers!

    Good tea

    Very close to my expectation. Used to purchase a similar tea at Teavana.



    Love this tea. Will order more. Have been searching a long time to find something similar to Tropica Rooboid

    I’m in love with this tea

    Mixed Samarai Spirit Mate with Maharajah Chai Oolong and it was so, so good. Wonderful flavor and soothing warmth. I’m loving this! My eleven year old granddaughter loves it too!