Beef pot roast is such a versatile dish. So many different flavours and cuts of meat lend themselves to this method. You can also use a bone-in roast, which will have a beefier flavour than a boneless one, but either will be tender and delicious.
- Portion size 8 servings
- 1 boneless pot roast about 3 lb/1.5 kg (such as top blade)
- 3/4 teaspoons each of salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 minced cloves of garlic
- 4 onions quartered
- 1 cup beef stock
- 1 cup tomato juice
- 1 cup dry red wine
- 1 cup beef stock
- 2 teaspoons crumbled dried rosemary
- 8 small red potatoes
- 8 carrots
- 2 large parsnips cut in chunks
- 1 acorn squash cut in wedges (or 2 cups/500ml whole pattypan squash)
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper. In large Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown beef all over. Transfer to plate.
Reduce heat to medium and drain off fat; cook garlic and onions, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add stock, tomato juice, wine and rosemary, stirring to scrape up brown bits.
Return beef and any accumulated juices to pan; bring to simmer. Cover and braise in 300°F (150°C) oven, basting every 30 minutes and turning once with 2 wooden spoons, until beef is tender, about 3 hours. Add potatoes, carrots, parsnips and squash to pan; cover and cook until vegetables are tender and beef is very tender, about 1 hour. With slotted spoon, transfer vegetables to platter; cover and keep warm.
Transfer beef to cutting board and tent with foil; let stand for 10 minutes. Cut string from beef and slice thinly across the grain; add to platter.
Meanwhile, in small bowl, whisk together flour and 1/4 cup (50 mL) cold water to make thin, smooth paste; whisk into pan juices. Place pan over high heat; boil, whisking, until gravy is thick enough to coat back of spoon, about 4 minutes. Stir in parsley. Serve sauce and vegetables with sliced beef.
Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about
- Sodium 540 mg
- Protein 37 g
- Calories 533.0
- Total fat 20 g
- Cholesterol 90 mg
- Saturated fat 7 g
- Total carbohydrate 52 g
- Iron 44.0
- Folate 35.0
- Calcium 10.0
- Vitamin A 186.0
- Vitamin C 50.0