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Pot roast

Main Dish
6 servings
30 min
4 hours
Easy
Pot Roast
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Pot Roast
 

Ingredients

Number of serving: 6
2 to 3 lb. Chuck roast (should be at least 3 inches thick)

2 Large carrots (12" x 1" is a large carrot), cut in 2 inch lengths

2 Large yellow onions, quartered

2 Celery stocks, cut in 2 inch lengths

8 Cloves of garlic, chopped

1 Medium parsnip, cut in 2 inch lengths

2 Cups of white button mushrooms, left whole, stems trimmed

1 Tablespoon of Dijon style mustard

1 Tablespoon of tomato paste

1/4 Cup of chopped parsley

4 Large Russet potatoes, skin on, clean ( do not cut in halves until just before sauteing)

2 1/2 Cups of Burgundy wine (or your choice of Pinot or Merlot)

2 1/2 Cups of beef stock

1 Teaspoon of Pepper and 1 teaspoon of salt

2 Tablespoons of flour and 1 Tablespoon of garlic powder

1/4 Cup of olive oil

Preparation

  • What's not to like about Pot Roast? This is a dish that can be found on the dinner tables of most cultures around the world or at least a variation of it. Whether it be pork, beef, or lamb, pot roasting is basically the use of braising, meaning searing at a high temperature and then slow cooking covered in various amounts of liquid. One thing is for certain, it's a way of taking a cheap cut of meat and making it taste so delicious and be so tender.

    Everyone seems to have their own recipe for Pot Roast and in most cases, it's a recipe that is handed down from generation to generation. I would venture to say that you make it like your mom made it and your grandmother before her. My mom would make Pot Roast with carrots, potatoes, turnips, onions, and mushrooms. She would use very little beef broth and allow the natural juices from the fat of the meat steam cook the vegetables in the oven. It would be served with a hot Dijon mustard on the side and the juice lightly poured over the vegetables. Oh so good it was. I've made it that way myself; however, I also like making it the way I am about to show you, by slow cooking the vegetables with the meat and then processing the vegetable and juice until it becomes a puree. I cook the potatoes separately this time around by cutting them in halves, sauteing the cut side in olive oil and then finishing with a baking in the oven during the final hour of the Pot Roast cooking. They are freaking great that way!

    Preheat your oven to 350. In a small bowl, mix the flour, garlic powder, and 1/2 of the pepper. Make sure your roast has been patted dry. Take a tablespoon of the olive oil and rub the entire surface of your roast so it is well coated. Next, roll or rub the flour and garlic powder mix all over the meat. There should be enough of it so that the roast will be well coated. Over medium high heat, heat up 1/3 of the remaining olive oil in a large saute pan and sear all sides of the roast until golden brown. This locks in the juices and flavors. Transfer the roast onto a large enough "dutch" oven to fit the roast and the vegetables. You can also use a large pot. Now bring the stove top heat to medium and saute the onions, garlic, and mushrooms in the same frying pan, stirring frequently. Saute for a couple of minutes. Remove the ingredients from the pan and transfer it to the dutch oven. Now deglaze the frying pan by pouring half the wine and carefully and slowly scrape the bottom as the wine comes to a boil. Turn heat down a bit and continue to cook for another couple of minutes.

    Either on the stovetop or microwave, heat up the beef broth and unused wine. Add the rest of the vegetables (except the potatoes) to the dutch oven and around the roast. Pour the wine from the frying pan over the roast and the heated remainder of the wine and broth should be poured over the vegetables. The liquid should fill the pot a couple of inches deep, give or take. Anyway, finish by sprinkling the rest of the pepper a





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