Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Beef Pot Roast Dinner

Sometimes, do you ever just long for a good, old-fashioned pot roast dinner?

My husband smelled this beef pot roast cooking and said, 'Ah, a Real Meal.' See? There's just something about it! Kinda makes you wonder what I serve for dinner the rest of the time, doesn't it!

I think I'm a pretty decent cook, but I'll admit that I hadn't made a beef pot roast dinner for a very, very long time. I happened to have a chuck roast in the freezer, which I usually don't like because they have more fat. But it is the fat that brings that good flavor and helps carmelize the onions, carrots, and potatoes.

This makes a beautiful dinner, takes about 3 hours to roast, and after the first hour, the house smells wonderful! Add to that a fire in the stove, and it's amazing! Just ask our son-in-law! :-) There's nothing like walking in from the cold, snowy outdoors to a warm house and the aroma of a pot roast in the oven. Mmmmm.

Beef Pot Roast Dinner

Preheated 325 degree oven

Sear a 2 1/2 - 3 pound chuck roast in a couple T. olive oil over med-high heat.

Other ingredients:

3-4 potatoes, scrubbed well and halved
4-6 large carrots (Yeah, I have those!!), pared and cut into large chunks
2 cloves of garlic, cut in half
2 large onions, peeled and cut into fourths

In a heavy stainless steel pot, place the roast, then arrange the veggies on top and around it. Carrots first, onions next, and potatoes on top.

Pour a little red wine over the top (maybe 1/3 c.)
Add 1/4 c. water
Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and place in 325 degree oven.

Roast for 3+ hours until tender.

Serve to a hungry family!

This should give you enough 'juice' as my mother always called it, to be able to  make a gravy, but I'd recommend that you simply serve this with Real Wisconsin Butter. It's unbelievably delicious!!

P.S. It's not a bad idea to serve a green salad with your pot roast dinner. And it adds a great touch of color! :-)

This post is linked to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
and Tasty Tuesdays
and Tasty Tuesday Parade of Foods
and Tuesdays at the Table


Michelle said...

Mmmmm, so many of my comments here must start this way! Looks so good!

Unknown said...

I love roast! When I was a kid my little cousin hated it and we seemed to have it almost every other weekend at my grandma's. She would sit at the table and get all pouty and say.. I hate roast!! So all the cousins would help her eat the roast so that she could have dessert!! lol

Ms. Diva said...

Yummmmm!! That sounds so good. Unfortunately my oven is on a strike so it's crock pot for me.

Unknown said...

Pot roast is my very very favorite! I can taste it all the way over here. Thanks for the recipe, I'm going to have to try it soon.

Cranberry Morning said...

By the way, you can make the same dinner in a crockpot. :-) Put it all in there, but in a crockpot you need to put the veggies on the bottom and the meat on the top. You need maybe 1 T. water and only a couple T. wine, then turn it to LOW and let it sit there for 10 hours. Put it on at 7 AM and you'll have dinner ready at 5 PM. I've done this many times. LOVE crockpot cooking - so convenient!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

We had a beef pot roast this past weekend too. It was delicious :) Your looks so tasty, perfect for a cold day indeed!

jennyfreckles said...

Yum, can I come for dinner?

Yenta Mary said...

How did you know I was just thinking the other day that I should make a pot roast??? What a perfect meal for a cold, dreary Northern states kinda day!!!

J_on_tour said...

Sounds so good, I can almost smell it.

partialemptynester said...

We call that the "scriptural Sunday lunch"...takes me back to childhood, every Sunday coming in from church...mmm, the house would smell soo good! I have to admit, I don't make this often enough for my family, either!

Judy S. said...

Yum! Have you ever tried a rutabaga along with the other veggies? I generally cook pot roast in my electric frypan but need to try it your way!

Rachel said...

I love pot roast!! It was something we had on Sundays after church when I was younger!! Now I'm hungry for pot roast!

I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving!!


Tiffanee said...

There is just something heartwarming about having a roast for dinner. This one looks delicious!!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

My husband's favorite meal ever...Real Wisconsin Butter?!?! I'll take a pound or two of that please!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

Linda... said...

I haven't fixed a pot roast like this in years! My husband used to love a good pot roast - especially the smell of it cooking. It looks and sounds so good that I think I'll have to cook one up for my son and I.

Unknown said...

Love "real meals" like this. Pot roast just feels like home ;)

Mhel said...

I couldnt agree more with your hubby. Beef pot roast is a complete meal! love it with rice or even puff pastries and mashed potatoes. I can pretty much relate to him sniffing the aroma of good homecooked meal. a real comfort food.... U

Cranberry Morning said...

I have never made a puff pastry to go with beef roast, but I'm sure we'd all love it! I do make a dessert puff pastry. And yes, speaking of comfort food, the comfort from a good pot roast begins the minute you walk into the house and smell it roasting!!

wacki04@TheKing'sCourt IV said...

Looks yummy!

I'd love for you to stop by What's Cooking Wednesday tonight (and each week) to share one of your recipes!

Hope to see you there!

Miz Helen said...

We love a good Pot Roast and I have it on the menu often in the winter. I would take a serving of your Pot Roast right now, I think I can smell it. Thank you for sharing and you have a great week!

Pamela said...

Oh, it sounds so good. I'm hungry and would like to serve it to me. :-)


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