By Steve_G on March 11, 2002
Photo by BarbryT
Photo by BarbryT
"This is a sure fire method of making a tender pot roast every time."
Serving Size: 1 (392 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"Was looking for a different way to do pot roast than my usual way and so had this for dinner tonight...it was superb! The roast was falling-apart tender and the flavour was outstanding. Made a couple of minor changes: my celery was way past its prime so I just added extra carrots, and I had a bit of a heavy hand with the wine and so used about 1/2 cup; also used dried thyme instead of fresh. The other different thing I did was to puree the veggies after the roast was done and add that puree into the juices, which I boiled and then thickened into a delicious gravy. Thanks Steve; I'll definitely make this easy recipe again."
"This pot roast recipe delivered the most flavorful and tender pot roast I have ever made. It was truly the perfect choice for the first meal made in my new home to break in my new kitchen! I followed the recipe exactly and thickened the reduced juices to use as gravy for the mashed potatoes I made to accompany the roast. Truly a pot roast lovers ideal roast! Thanks, Steve for another excellent recipe!"
"At last a tender pot roast! A heavenly roast angels should experience. Nothing complicated, simple prepareation and excellent results."
"I fixed this roast yesterday morning in my crock-pot and when I returned from work that evening I had the most amazing aroma coming from my kitchen. I did use an eye of round roast that I seared prior to placing in the crockpot. The only other thing I did was add 6 small potatoes cut in large cubes. I served this with hot french bread and green beans. Wonderfully meal Steve and so easy to prepare. Thank you"
"I, too, fixed this in the crockpot. I browned the roast, then carmelized the onions in the pan and added the garlic and the thyme (I used dry.) I prefer to use a beef base so I dissolved it in the 2 cups of hot water along with the sugar and added it to pot along with the wine to simmer for a few minutes. I did not brown the carrots or the celery; I put about five small onions along with three cut-up carrots and chunks of celery into the crockpot, put the roast on top and then added the broth mixture and extra water. This was a very, very tasty pot roast."
"I saw you made this last weekend and I said hummm that is what we are having for dinner tonight! Fabulous just fabulous!! We ate way too much. I followed the recipe exactly because I trust you and it really was good. Thanks buddy it really was the best pot roast I have ever made ;)"
"Prepared this last night for guests. Everyone really enjoyed it. I added ~8 halved mushrooms and made garlic mashed potatoes as a side along with a green salad and red wine. We'll definite make this again!"
"Always looking for a new and improved pot roast recipe, one that does not have onion soup mix or canned soup, plus made in the oven. I am looking no further! Great recipe, basic, simple flavors that can be easily jazzed up if so desired. I also used sherry vs red wine, added a few extra cloves of garlic and was heavy with the pepper seasoning the roast. Baked in my cast iron dutch oven for about 2 1/2 hours, added new red potatoes for another hour. Fall apart yummy. Also thickened up the gravy with cornstarch and water mix. Lovely recipe, thanks so much for posting."
"Made this for Sunday dinner and it was great! It was simple to put together. I don't have a good dutch oven, so I browned in a skillet, put it all together and cooked in my crockpot for about 3 hours. I made gravy with the juices thickened with corn starch. My kids were upset that I didn't buy a bigger roast! So tender and very flavorful. Thanks for a keeper!"
"I made this last night and my husband absolutely raved about it. Pot roast is not my favorite, but he bought the cut of meat on sale and so I had to find a good recipe for it! I followed the recipe exactly, other than substituting beer for the wine, since we didn't have an open bottle of wine and it seemed silly to open one for only 1/4c.
My roast was almost 3 pounds, and I did it for 2 1/2 hours. I flipped it twice in the first hour, then added some cut up potatoes and halved carrots and left it for the second hour and a half.
After I removed the meat, potatoes and carrots, I boiled the liquid until it was reduced to about half. Then I used my hand mixer to blend in the carrot and onion bits that were left in the juice. It made for a natural thickener and got my kids to actually eat some carrots!
Thanks for a great pot roast recipe that doesn't use the crock pot!"
"THIS IS SO TENDER and DELICIOUS, full of flavor. I double the amount of chicken/beef broth and wine, and thicken a bit with 1 T. cornstarch and 1 T. water. Also, I add in cut up chunks of potatoes after the first hour of roasting. A "to cry for" meal. Thank you, Steve!"
"I WILL NEVER MAKE POTROAST ANY OTHER WAY!!! I stuck to the recipe directions until it came to making the sauce at the very end. While the liquid was reducing (as described in step 17) I mashed the well cooked veggies into the reducing liquid and added 4 nice splashes of worchestire before thickening with a water/cornstarch mixture. EXCELLENT! :) Thanks so much Steve!"
"This was truly a tender pot roast. I followed the recipe to the T. And it turned out perfect. I served it with Yorkshire Pudding #41336. Which I made for the very first time. It was just great!"
"The flavors are wonderful! I had a taste for pot roast like my mom used to make, this fit the bill. I used beef broth and dried thyme (1-1 1/2 tsp.). I was very unsure about the sugar but decided it must balance the wine and went for it. Not a sweet sauce at all. We will make this again."
"Delicious. Doubled the wine. Browned the Roast, then reduced the wine and stock a bit simmering to loosen up the crispy pan bits. Dumped everything in the crock pot on low for 8 hours. I added almost 1.5c of water because I used dehydrated veggies. Served with garlic parm mashed potatoes #34382 and fresh biscuits. Everyone raved!"
"Very Tender! New pot roast recipe for us. thanks"
"This recipe is wonderful! I will use this one every time now. My BIL said it is the best roast beef he ever ate! Had to sub aujus for beef broth and blackberry merlot for dry red wine and dried thyme instead of a sprig of thyme. Turned every 1/2 hour as directed... except last hour (I added my veggies then). This recipe is so good I would say there is truly no room for improvement! Next time I will try it without the substitutions.
Thanks for sharing!!!"
"Wow! What a TENDER pot roast. It was wonderful. The only thing I did different was to use cooking sherry in place of the red wine. Step 15 confused me. I wasn't quite sure what I was suppose to do. I assumed it meast to cook the meat at 200 degrees for the last half hour. Thats what I did and the roast turned out great. Thanks for sharing."
"I have never made pot roast before this, and was a little confused as to the "keep the meat at 200 degrees for 30 minutes" but quickly realized it was necessary to break down the meat. Used beef stock and had 1.5 lb of chuck roast. You know it's a good meal when your man looks at you like you're the most amazing person he's ever known. Definitely a keeper!"
"Wonderful pot roast with delicious gravy. I am glad to find a recipe that uses no cream of whatever soup or onion soup mix, too much salt. this is simple and real tasting, thanks!"