Chai Tea Infused Pot Roast with Root Vegetables

chai tea-infused pot roast with root vegetables
Diana L

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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