Author: Simple Foodie

Pot Roast

Pot Roast

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Servings: 6

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Pot Roast Recipe. They say that the smells and tastes of food evokes memories. This recipe will bring back memories of home as this is probably the best known family recipe. There is nothing like coming home and smelling a pot roast cooking in oven.


beef chuck roast - boneless 3 lbs patted dry
salt 1/4 cup to taste
black pepper 2 Tbsps to taste
olive oil 2 Tbsps
onion 1 chopped
garlic clove 3 minced
tawny port 1 1/2 cups
beef broth 2 cups
Worcestershire sauce 2 Tbsps
tomato - chopped (canned) 3 1/2 cups
bay leaf 3
oregano (dried) 1 Tbsp
thyme (dried) 1 Tbsp
gingerroot 1/4 cup minced
brown sugar 1 Tbsp packed tightly
carrot 3/4 lb peeled and cut diagonally into 3/4 inch slices
parsnip 1/2 lb peeled and cut diagonally into 3/4 inch slices
turnip 1/2 lb peeled and cut diagonally into 3/4 inch slices
button mushroom 1/2 lb cut into 1/2 inch slices
cornstarch 3 Tbsps
water 3 Tbsps


  1. Sprinkle the beef chuck roast all over with the salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil over high heat in a medium size oven proof casserole pot. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Add the beef chuck roast to the pot and brown on all sides. Remove and set aside.
  4. Lower the heat to medium and add the onions. Saute until tranlucent. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  5. Pour in tawny port and deglaze the pot. Add the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, canned tomato, bay leaves, oregano, thyme, minced gingerroot, and brown sugar. Bring to a boil.
  6. Lower the heat to medium and add the beef chuck, carrots, parsnips, turnips, and mushrooms.
  7. Place the ovenproof casserole into the oven and cook for 1 1/2 hours. Remove and turn the beef chuck over. Cover and place back into the oven for an additional 1 1/2 hours.
  8. Remove and allow the roast to sit for 10 minutes before slicing. Combine the cornstarch and water until well dissolved. Stir into the cooking liquid and bring to a boil. Cook until the desired thickness is reached. Place the sliced meat on a platter and surrond with the cooked vegetables and thickened sauce.