Pot Roast

Since I’ve been smelling this for the last 2 hours I decided to put my recipe for Pot Roast on the Blog.  Don’t skip putting the garlic into the roast as it adds the flavor to this dish that sets it apart from other roasts.

Pot Roast

1 (4 pound) Chuck Pot Roast (tied)
5 cloves of fresh garlic
Drizzle of olive oil
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
4 cups beef stock
1 pound small potatoes, quartered
2 medium onions, chopped rough
1 pound carrots chopped rough
1/2 pound button mushrooms (opt)
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup water

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Make slits throughout the roast. Stuff a piece of garlic in each slit. Rub the entire roast with the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

Heat a large skillet, over medium heat

When the pan is hot, sear the roast on all sides, about 3 to 4 minutes.

Remove from the pan and place the roast in a Dutch oven with a cover. Add the stock and cover.  Place in the oven and cook for 4 hours.

In a mixing bowl, toss the vegetables with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Place the vegetables around the roast and cover.

Cook for additional hour.

Remove the roast from the oven and arrange on a serving platter, reserving the liquid.

Whisk the flour and water together. Pour the reserved liquid and grime into a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Whisk the flour mixture into the reserved liquid. Bring the liquid back to a simmer and cook for 4 to 6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with the pot roast.

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