HOW TO MAKE TENDER POT ROAST

Pot Roast is comfort food at its best.  Juicy beef, carrots and potatoes are cooked in a rich broth seasoned with rosemary, thyme and garlic.  This is an easy meal that requires minimal prep and makes enough to feed a large family.  Serve Pot Roast on it’s own, over rice or with Mashed Potatoes. 

Pot Roast

WHAT CUTS OF BEEF TO USE

Pot Roast is a great way to cook tougher cuts of beef.  Chuck roast, round roast and beef brisket works well in this dish.  The meat is braised in a broth for a long time which breaks down the tough fibers and transforms it into a succulent, tender piece of meat.

WHICH VEGETABLES TO USE

Because of the long cooking time it is best to use root vegetables like carrots, parsnips and potatoes.  Yukon gold or red skin potatoes work best for this dish; they hold their shape even after spending a few hours in the oven.

Pot Roast

STEPS TO MAKING POT ROAST

First the roast is seasoned then coated with flour.  The flour helps the sauce to thicken as it cooks.  Sear the beef on both sides to form a crust.

Cook the vegetables on high heat until the vegetables are a bit charred.

Deglaze the pan with beef broth to remove the stuck on bits.  Add beef, vegetables and herbs back to the pan, cover and cook until tender.

Pot Roast

METHODS OF COOKING

This can be made in the oven, in a slow cooker or pressure cooked.  Cooking time varies depending on the size of your roast.  For a 2-3 lb roast, cook in the oven for 2-2 ½ hours.  If using a slow cooker, you can add seared beef to the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 7 hours.  Pressure Cook on high for about 45 minutes or until the beef is tender.

MORE BEEF AND SLOWCOOKER RECIPES

The Best Slowcooker Beans

Slowcooker Pineapple BBQ Ribs

Slowcooker Oxtails

Beef Stew

Beefy Mac and Cheese

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. CATHERINE ELIZABETH GUY
    March 4, 2021 / 5:52 pm

    Lost me at shredding the meat! Thw meat is much better when it is in nice slices, not this shredded mess.

    You lost me at shredding the meat. Give me a nice slice of beef that I can actually chew, not a shredded mess.

  2. JehanP
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    March 14, 2021 / 10:27 am

    That’s a personal preference, if you prefer it sliced then serve it sliced!

  3. March 19, 2021 / 12:06 pm

    Chuck roast is the way to go, and this looks fabulous!