- Portion size 8 servings
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- 4 lbs beef cross rib pot roast
- 4 lbs blade pot roast
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 3/4 cups chopped carrots
- 3/4 cups chopped celery
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 cup chopped drained tomato
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 cup beef stock
- 6 small onion
- 6 carrots halved crossswise
- 6 potatoes quartered
Pat meat dry and dredge with 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the flour, brush off any excess. In Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown meat all over for about 7 minutes, turning with wooden spoons. Remove meat and set aside.
Add chopped onions, carrots, celery and garlic; cook, stirring often, for 3 to 5 minutes or until softened. Sprinkle with remaining flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Add tomatoes, thyme and bay leaf; pour in stock and bring to simmer. Return meat to pan; cover and cook over low heat or in 325°F (160°C) oven for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Add whole onions, carrots and potatoes; cover and cook for 45 to 75 minutes or until meat and vegetables are tender, turning roast every 30 minutes. Remove roast, whole onions, carrots and potatoes; cover and keep warm.
To make gravy, discard bay leaf from cooking liquid. Tip pan and skim off all fat.
Pour cooking liquid into blender, food processor or food mill; puree until smooth. Slice roast and arrange on serving platter; surround with vegetables. Pour gravy into sauceboat and pass separately.