Easy Pot Roast Recipes

Easy Pot Roast Recipes That'll Make You Hungry Just Reading Them

Once you learn the basic technique of pot roasting, you can make many tasty and easy dishes. This article provides some very simple recipes that you can try at home.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2017
Pot roast is a method of slow-cooking which is used for braising beef or any type of large meat chunks. It is also the best way to preserve the natural flavor and taste of the meat. It is a recipe that is made using the chuck cut of the beef, which is actually the size of a roast. Chuck cuts are available in boneless as well as bony textures. These recipes are very popular as they are easy-to-make and taste delicious as well. You can also make pot roasts using a crock pot. Given below are some recipes.

Basic Recipe

Ingredients
  • 1 Pot roast (3 to 4 lbs)
  • Cream of mushroom soup (undiluted)
  • 6 Potatoes
  • Water
  • Dry onion soup mix
  • 6 Carrots
  • Mixture of Water and Flour (2 tablespoons Flour + ¼ cup cold Water)
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
Procedure

Take a large skillet and brown-roast the meat in it. Then, place it aside in a dry bowl. Remove the excessive oil from the pan, and add the dry onion soup mix, mushroom soup, and a cup-full of water to it. Heat the mixture until it boils, and then place the pot roast in it. Cover the pan and let the mixture simmer for at least 2 hours. Meanwhile, keep turning the sides of the roast from time to time. After 2 hours, add the carrots and potatoes (peeled and cut in quarters) to the roast, and let it cook for another 40 minutes. Take the meat and vegetables out of the pan and place them on a serving dish. Then, add the flour mixture to the remaining soup in the pan and stir it well. Put this thickened sauce over the pot roast and vegetables, garnish it with your favorite herbs, and serve.

Sweet and Sour

Ingredients
  • 1 Pot roast (4 lbs)
  • 1 Onion (sliced)
  • ⅔ cup vinegar
  • ½ cup Brown sugar (light)
  • ½ cup Water
  • Flour
  • Pepper and salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon Allspice
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
Procedure

Brown roast the meat in a skillet, and then set it aside. Add the onion to the same skillet and cook it until it becomes tender. Add the salt and pepper to it, to taste. Add the brown sugar, vinegar, allspice, and water to it and cover the skillet. Let the mixture simmer for about 4 hours. Place the meat in a serving dish. Add the flour and water mixture to the gravy. Let the gravy thicken, then pour it over the roast and serve.

With Vegetables

Ingredients
  • 1 Pot roast (3 lbs)
  • 1 Onion (sliced)
  • 1 Garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon Leafy thyme (crumbled)
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon Marjoram leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Margarine
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 10 small White onions
  • 8 medium-sized Carrots (halved)
  • A can of condensed beef broth
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1 small Rutabaga
  • 1 tablespoon Flour
  • Water
  • Salt
Procedure

Heat both, the margarine and the oil together in a skillet over medium heat. Place the meat in it, and brown roast it for at least 20 minutes. Make sure that all the sides of the roast have turned brown in color. Add all the spices (thyme, bay leaf, and marjoram), the onion, garlic, black pepper, and a bit of salt to the pan, and cook it for 30 seconds. Mix the beef broth in it and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat, and let the mixture simmer for 2 hours. Cover the pan with a lid during this time. Add the small onions, rutabaga, and carrots to this mixture. Cover the pan again, and let it cook for 30 seconds more. Transfer the cooked meat and vegetables to a serving dish, and start preparing the sauce using the remaining gravy. Add the mixture of flour and water to the gravy, and stir it until you get a smooth texture. Serve hot.

Thus, pot roast recipes are very easy to make. Making them in a crock pot takes some time, but the taste is worth the wait.
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