Posts tagged roast
Petite Pot Roast
I'm calling this pot roast petite pot roast because I made a really small roast, perfect for my small family of three. It came together quickly, and is a one pot meal, so clean up was a breeze. No one is unhappy when pot roast shows up on the dinner table right? 

1 small chuck roast, about 3 pounds
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, quartered
5 carrots, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
2 cups red wine
1 cup beef stock
2 springs rosemary
2 sprigs tyme
salt and pepper

Directions: Pat your roast dry with a paper towel. Liberally salt and pepper all sides. Don't hold back, now is the time to season your meat. Heat your oil in a large la cruse type pot until its extremely hot but not smoking. Sear your meat on all sides until it has a nice crust on the outside. Remove your meat and set it aside, then throw in all of your veggies and saute until they begin the brown. Add your red wine and make sure to scrape off all of the delicious burned bits on the bottom of your pan. Add your meat back into the pan, add your stock and herbs. Your meat should have liquid at least 1/2 way up the side. Place your pot, with lid on, in the oven at 275 degrees for 3-4 hours, or until it easily falls apart with a fork. 

See? A delicious comfort meal with just a few minutes of prep. Now sit back, watch your favorite movie or read a book and dinner will be served!

Sunday Night Chuck Roast
Forgive me, for I have sinned. What food blogger forgets to take a picture of her dinner before she eats it? This one. I'm so sorry. But it was just too dang good. I was so excited to eat it I didn't have the restraint to wait to chow down before I stuffed my face. Luckily for you I took a photo of my dirty dutch oven pot right when I grabbed this out of the oven, so you at least get an idea of the deliciousness. But a beautiful plate that will inspire you to make this recipe? You'll just have to use your imagination on that one, because my plate is already in the kitchen sink. #sorrynotsorry It was oh so good. 

Ingredients: (serves 3-4)

2 pound chuck roast
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion cut into quarters
4 potatoes, sliced into quarters
1 cup prechopped frozen carrots
1 tablespoon beef bullion paste
1 cup water
1 cup red wine
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
lavender salt and pepper 

Set your oven to 275. Pat your roast dry with a paper towel on all sides. Salt and pepper it down real well. Heat your oil in your dutch oven on medium high heat. Place your roast in the pot and sear it on all sides until its nice and crusty brown all over. You may have to hold it in place to get the thinner sides golden. Remove the roast to a plate and set aside. Then add your wine and deglaze your dutch oven. Mix your bullion paste with hot water and add that to your wine. Add your roast back into the pot and place your potatoes, carrots, and onions all around it. Sprinkle your herbs atop your roast and into the liquid. Cover your pot and place it in the oven for about 3 hours until the meat is soft enough it falls apart when you jab at it with a fork. 

There is just something that makes me so happy about having roast and potatoes for dinner. Happy eating!