This pot roast cooks for about an hour and rests for 30 minutes, so you have plenty of time to prepare whatever you want to serve with it.
- 1 lb onion, sliced thin
- 2 green bell peppers, sliced
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
- 4 bay leaves
- 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 5 lbs beef beef eye round
- 1⁄4 cup dry red wine
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups tomato puree
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- Place the onions and bell peppers in a bowl and add the black pepper, garlic, oregano and bay leaves. Let marinate for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Heat the oil in a large oven-proof cooking pot like a Dutch oven. When the oil is hot, add the vegetable mixture from bowl and saute until soft. Add the roast and brown on all sides for 5 minutes, or so. Add the wine and vinegar and allow to reduce briefly. Add 2 cups of the broth and all the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, then place in the oven for 1 hour.
- Check at intervals, adding the remaining 2 cups of chicken broth, if needed. Remove the meat from the oven and let sit for 30 minutes. Strain the sauce. To serve: slice the meat about 3/4-inch thick and serve with the sauce.
I didn't follow this recipe very closely at all. I just didn't want to make the normal boring roast so I added the spices and extra ingredients suggested here to the regular pot roast stuff (you know meat, potatoes, etc). It gave everything wonderful flavor! My husband actually said that we should eat it for dinner every night. So yummy!
What a great flavored sauce this makes! I made as written until the putting it in the oven part. I did mine in my pressure cooker. I put a wire rack in the bottom of the cooker, the sauteed vegies on that and the roast on top of the vegies, then added 2 cups of broth, and remaining ingredients, and cooked for 35 minutes after pressure was built up. Worked great. Tasted great! Made for Spring 2009 PAC.