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

  • 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
  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.


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

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

  3. Anonymous24.8.11

    I want that for dinner! You made me drool.

  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!

  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. ;)

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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 :)

  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! : )

  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.

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

  15. 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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