Friday, January 7, 2011

Yummy Pot Roast ~

Food | Recipe Inspiration

My darling hubby has been craving pot roast - I know, it sounds a bit weird. So I thought I would post the recipe that I use (it is from Cooking Light) - we had it last night and it was yummy! Even my kiddos enjoyed it.


  • 1  teaspoon  olive oil
  • 1  (3-pound) boneless chuck roast, trimmed
  • 1  teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 2  cups  coarsely chopped onion
  • 1  cup  dry red wine
  • 4  thyme sprigs
  • 3  garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1  (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium beef broth
  • 1  bay leaf
  • 4  large carrots, peeled and cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces
  • 2  pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • Fresh thyme leaves (optional)


Preheat oven to 350º.
Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chuck roast with salt and pepper. Add roast to pan; cook 5 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Remove roast from pan. Add onion to pan; sauté 8 minutes or until tender.
Return browned roast to pan. Add the red wine, thyme sprigs, chopped garlic, beef broth, and bay leaf to pan; bring to a simmer. Cover pan and bake at 350° for 1 1/2 hours or until the roast is almost tender.
Add carrots and potatoes to pan. Cover and bake an additional 1 hour or until vegetables are tender. Remove thyme sprigs and bay leaf from pan; discard. Shred meat with 2 forks. Serve roast with vegetable mixture and cooking liquid. Garnish with thyme leaves, if desired.


Emily {Frilly Details} said...

My husband would love this! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Yum-Yum! Warm hearty meals are the BEST when it’s cold outside.

Kendra aka “Domestic Princess in Training”

Gloria said...

Greetings! I happened to find your blog and this is a great recipe! So simple and looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!
Best regards,

Unknown said...

Looks de-lish. I'm going to whip it up one night and get back with you!

Unknown said...

Looks de-lish. I'm going to whip it up one night and get back with you!


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