August 23, 2011

Classic Pot Roast


Do you ever take a break from technology?  When you come back, do you avoid your Google Reader like the plague because you know it's going to 1000+?  Yeah, that's the position I have been in for the past few days.  

Oh how I have missed you all!  I feel like you are old friends and we haven't seen each other in a while and we need to get together and catch up.  How about I have you over for dinner?  I'll make a Classic Pot Roast and you bring dessert!

Classic Pot Roast
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:
  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 (3 - 4 pound) boneless chuck roast, trimmed, seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups pearl onions
  • 6 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 2 - 3-inch pieces
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 3 - 4 sprigs fresh oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
Instructions:
  1. Heat oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Sear roast on all sides, 10 minutes total. Transfer roast to 4- to 6 qt. slow cooker.
  2. Stir flour into saute pan with wine, cooking until liquid evaporates. Stir in broth and Worcestershire; bring mixture to a simmer, scraping up any brown bits.
  3. Transfer broth mixture to the slow cooker; add onions, carrots, celery, garlic, oregano, and bay leaves. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours or on low-heat setting 8 to 9 hours. Add mushrooms an hour before done. Discard oregano sprigs and bay leaves before serving.
Adapted from Cuisine at Home

Servings: 1 
Calories: 794
Total Fat:  29.1 g
Cholesterol:  305 mg.
Sodium:  327 mg.
Protein:  103.2 g.

16 comments:

  1. The ultimate comfort food and great recipe for a get together! I'll bring the cherry sorbet I made this afternoon!

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  2. This looks delicious my dear. Life first, blog second. xx

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  3. I want that for dinner! You made me drool.

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  4. I hear you on the break from technologies. I just spent a week with family... no internet. Could barely tread water

    Just love this dish!

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  5. I've been on break for 6 weeks I think...but I've get dessert posted at my place, I'll be right over. ;)

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  6. Nothing like a catch-up over a roast. It's somewhat savred. I think it will be the next big thing! Yours looks lovely.

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  7. This looks like the definition of a comfort meal! Love a good pot roast!

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  8. Mmmm! I want some of that comfort now! :)

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  9. Nothing better than a good pot roast. This one looks fabulous!

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  10. I can completely relate to your reader avoidance. I'm ignoring mine for the most part as well. Your post roast looks wonderful!

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  11. Oh, this looks fabulous! If it hadn't creeped back into the 90's today, I might have considered it for dinner soon. But hopefully, next month :)

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  12. Dee...this is a GORGEOUS dish! It makes me long for fall! And yes...I'd love to come to dinner. And of course...I'd be happy to bring dessert! Your pot roast is just picture perfect! : )

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  13. What a fabulous looking roast. I'm tagging this for the fall - my husband adores roast and I don't make it very often. We would all enjoy.

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  14. Dee, thanks so much. I'm making this today. :) Good timing!

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  15. Nothing better than a classic pot roast! This looks delicious!

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  16. I haven't had a classic pot roast in ages! It sounds so good that I might have to make one tonight.

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