Sunday Pot Roast

Sunday Pot Roast

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105 review(s) averaging 4.7. 94% would make again

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Pot roast, braised with lots of red wine...comfort food extraordinaire! This is the ultimate one-pot meal. Ideal for a weekend dinner because of its low maintenance as well as its need to cook for more than four hours. While it does, your home slowly fills up with the warmth of the oven and the irresistible rich aromas of beef, potatoes, carrots and onions slowly mellowing into their own savory sauce.

"Yet another extremely delicious and carefully written recipe from SGrishka.

This one has "set and forget" simplicity, and is *exactly* what I wanted for a dreary Seattle Saturday night family meal.

One substitution -- only due to necessity and my own stupidity -- was that I had to use chicken broth instead of beef broth. (I thought we had beef broth in our pantry at home, but alas, we did not.) The substitution worked just fine. Braising sauce was still very rich, and the meat was so tender you could cut it with a fork. Really enjoyed this classic pot roast recipe, thanks Steve."

- stevemur

Ingredients

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3 tablespoons Olive oil
1 4-pound Rump roast
3 medium Onions
2 tablespoons Hungarian sweet paprika
2 Bay Leaves
1 teaspoon Dried rosemary
1 teaspoon Dried oregano
1 teaspoon Dried thyme
4 cloves Garlic; crushed
2 cups Red wine; (or if you prefer, 1 cup wine and 1 cup water)
2 cups Beef broth
2 pounds New potatoes; scrubbed
8 Carrots; cut into 1-1/2-inch-thick pieces
Coarse salt; to taste
Freshly ground black pepper; to taste

Original recipe makes 8 Servings

Servings  

Preparation

Heat oven to 300 degrees F. Liberally season roast with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a 6-quart Dutch oven or other heavy bottomed oven-proof pan. Sear roast until well-browned on all sides. Remove roast from pan and reduce heat to medium. Add onion and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add paprika, bay leaf, rosemary, oregano, thyme, and garlic, cook 1 minute. Add wine and 1 1/2 cups of the broth, bring to a boil. Add potatoes and carrots, return roast to pan, season with salt and pepper. If the liquid doesn't cover the roast and vegetables, add more stock until it just does. Continue to heat until it simmers. Place a large piece of foil over the pan and cover tightly with a lid; transfer the pan to the oven and cook for 2 1/2 hours. Uncover, turn the roast over, cover and cook for another 1 1/2 hours or until beef is fully tender and a meat fork or sharp knife easily slips in and out of the meat (fork-tender).

Transfer roast to a carving board; tent with foil to keep warm. Transfer vegetables to a deep serving platter; loosely cover to keep warm. Allow liquid in the pot to settle about 5 minutes, then use a wide spoon to skim the fat off the surface; discard bay leaves. Boil over high heat until reduced to desired consistency. Check and adjust seasoning. Slice the roast (or pull apart with fork) and arrange on the deep serving platter with the vegetables. Drizzle with some of the sauce, and serve the extra sauce on the side.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Notes

The amount of wine in this recipe may be lowered depending on your taste, simply reduce the amount of wine and replace with an equal amount of stock or water. Don't eliminate the wine completely; wine helps to both tenderize the meat as well as adding extra flavor to the dish.

Pot roasting or "braising" is the way to go with cuts of beef like chuck, shoulder roast, rump or round. In contrast with the fancier, more pricey cuts that roast quickly in dry heat to keep them rare and tender, these tougher but flavorful cuts benefit from the long, moist tenderizing that comes from roasting them slowly with savory liquid, flavorings and vegetables in a tightly closed Dutch oven or casserole.

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I love to use baby red potatoes and add mushrooms! photo by TaylorKellam420 TaylorKellam420

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"I recommend pairing it (i.e., SIMULTANEOUSLY) with this recipe  " stevemur stevemur

"If you like it, you might also try this  Brunswick stew is a traditional dish from the southeastern United States. The origin of the dish is uncertain, and there are two competing claims as to the place in the South where it originated, in addition to some claim to a German origin. In some parts of the South (particularly North Carolina and Georgia), it is also known as "hash"." Firebyrd Firebyrd

"If you like it, you might also try this  Give savory beef stew a Tuscan twist with Italian seasoning, cannellini beans and crushed tomatoes." Firebyrd Firebyrd

"If you like it, you might also try this  This stew is hearty and has a nice kick to it; real comfort food. Serve with crusty bread for mopping up all the good stew juices. Bagged salad greens make a tasty side." Firebyrd Firebyrd

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I have make this recipe twice before. It is the best tasting, easy to make pot roast I have ever made. It even pleases my two kids that are the pickiest of eaters. Nothing better on a cold winter Sunday in Minnesota!
Tmac123 6 months ago
This is the best pot roast I have ever had. I didn't have rosemary or red wine so I'm sure it would be even better with it, but the paprika brings it to a whole new level I have never seen my husband and children gobble it up that fast before. This is my new go to roast recipe.
ccollett12 7 months ago
Great recipe.. like others added the veggies with about an hour left to cook and they came out great. Good flavor and it was enjoyed by all who tried it.
AIJ 7 months ago
Best recipe in the world on a cold new England freezing day!!!!!
mpau0516 8 months ago
Made this yesterday we all liked it.
mariannebonannomeyer 9 months ago
Absolutely amazing !! Thanks
purplebeach 9 months ago
The meat was so tender it just pulled apart with a fork. I would agree with some other users and add the veg for the last hour or so. I'll def be making this again - such an easy Sunday dinner!
ruthclarke 9 months ago
mybluerush 1 year ago
I added the veggies the last hour, per my neighbors advice, and they were prefect. I think if I had added them at the very beggining they would have been puree by the time it was done.
mommavalerie 1 year ago
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