Fancy Yankee Pot Roast

"I found a version of this recipe on the web somewhere years ago. My husband wanted a roast with a brown sauce, not the normal tomato base. When I recently made this he loved it. I made some adjustments to it to suite my husbands picky…err… I mean discerning taste. This recipe is more like a base because there is so much you could do to make this your own. I bet this would be great in the crockpot as well!"
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Ready In:
3hrs 30mins




  • Heat olive oil in a large cast iron dutch oven, over medium heat.
  • Sauté onion until golden.
  • Thoroughly dredge the beef in flour, covering all surfaces.
  • Add to the pan and brown on all sides.
  • Add the carrots, beef broth, wine, thyme, black pepper, and salt.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer until meat is falling apart tender, turning the meat occasionally (it took me about five hours).
  • When meat is falling apart tender, remove it from the broth along with the thyme sprigs and veggies.
  • Add cornstarch to water, stir until dissolved and add to broth stirring until thickened.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Enjoy.

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  1. While they ate what was on their plates, no one asked for seconds and no one has touched the leftovers. A lot of work for a dish that my family just felt was okay.
  2. very good, hubby really liked it. he loves roasts but i can never find one that doesn't have tomatoes in it. this was really good and the gravy was good too. i used a pinot grigio from a local winery, hubby drank all the riesling, and was very tasty. i liked the mildness of the white as opposed to a red. thanks!
  3. This was a great recipe. I used all of the ingredients except carrots and cut the wine in half. (My husband doesn't care for the taste.) After 4 and a half hours, the roast was falling apart tender. My kids even came back for seconds. They never do that! Thank you Molidol for a fantastic roast. Picture are coming.


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