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Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs
This recipe has many ingredients, but it is well worth it. It smells wonderful, and it has great flavor. Serve with mashed or roasted potatoes.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 3 lbs chuck roast
- 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups beef broth (chicken works too)
- 2 cups red wine
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 (14 ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce (approx 1.75c)
- 4 medium carrots, cut in 2 inch pieces
- 2 medium onions, peeled & quartered
- 1 orange, peeled & quartered
- 1⁄4 cup celery, diced
- 2 whole cloves
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 bay leaf
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon thyme, dried
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- Combine 1/2c flour, salt & pepper and rub all surfaces of the meat
- Heat oil in a heavy Dutch oven or very large, deep skillet (with cover) over medium to med-high heat. Gently brown roast on all sides. Add broth, wine, vinegar, cranberry sauce, carrots, onion, orange, celery, cloves, garlic, bay leaf, cinnamon, and thyme;.
- Cover and simmer for approx 3 1/2hrs or until tender.
- For gravy: Measure out 4c broth (strained, if desired) from the pot or skillet; adding water if necessary. Melt butter in heavy saucepan over medium heat; whisk in remaining 1/4c flour; cook for 1 minute, then add broth gradually, whisking often to be sure it's free of lumps. Cook until thickened; season with salt & pepper to taste.
- Discard orange pieces; serve pot roast with gravy & vegetables.
The who time this was cooking my nose was tingling with the delicious aroma coming from the kitchen, always tempting me to take the lid off and just have a little taste. I resisted! I had no red wine, so I used a combination of port and sherry, the end result tasted divine, and it is a keeper in my books! This is the 1st pot roast I have ever made, I am so glad it turned out so well! Thank you!