In this post I want to show you how to make pot roast. Pot roast refers to a beef or pork roast that is cooked in a pot. It is slow cooked so that the end result is a tender, moist and delicious meat that falls apart.
We are going to be roasting a chuck roast in this particular recipe. We will generously season it with salt and pepper and then dredge it in flour. We will then sear the meat before we finish it up with some braising liquid.
It is important that you work on low heat for this recipe and allow the meat to cook as slowly. Be patient. This recipe should be ready in about three hours but if you need to go ahead and cook it for a bit longer.
This is how to make pot roast:
4 to 5 pound chuck roast
2 large yellow onions, sliced
1 tablespoon paprika
4 carrots, peeled and sliced
5 sprigs thyme
3 tomatoes, peeled and diced
3 cups beef broth
Salt & Pepper
Rinse and pat dry the meat. Season generously with salt and pepper. Cover with a thin layer of flour.
Heat a large braising pan with olive oil. Add the onions and cook for about 30 minutes, until nicely caramelized. Remove from pan. Add paprika to cooked onions and set aside.
Wipe the pan and add more olive oil. Brown the meat, evenly, on all sides. Remove all but 2 tablespoons of rendered fat. Add the carrots, tomatoes and thyme. Return the onions to the pan. Add the beef broth and season with more pepper. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce the heat. Simmer slowly 2 ½ to 3 hours, until meat is tender.
Serve with mashed potatoes.