Monday, December 12, 2011

Many Meals Pot Roast

Well, it tasted like a pot roast (which isn't overly exciting) so I guess I win. The original recipe is part of a 3 part series of cooking once and then making two more meals from your leftovers. We definitely have enough sauce/veggies to make the pasta dish but only enough meat for two sandwiches. I very loosely followed this recipe but I plan on trying the subsequent meals. For starters I threw it in the crockpot before work. I also used regular tomatoes so I threw in a bunch of dried basil, oregano and four cloves of garlic. I did not have celery so I subbed that with two diced potatoes. Served up with garlic bread!
Update on the Hootycreek Cookies: Someone named Mr. Lawyer literally ate half of them last night, I put a nice dent in them at breakfast and our neighbor Shannon devoured hers. Can we say keeper?!
A hard dish to make pretty.
Many Meals Pot Roast
(adapted from
4 pounds boneless beef chuck roast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
2/3 cup chopped celery
2 (14.5 ounce) cans Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic & Oregano, undrained
1 (14 ounce) can beef broth
1. Season both sides of roast with salt and pepper. Heat oil in large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat 1 minute. Add roast; cook 5 minutes on each side, or until browned on both sides. Remove from pan; cover to keep warm. Reduce heat to medium.
2. Add onion, carrot and celery to same pan; cook 5 minutes, or until onion is tender, stirring frequently. Add tomatoes with their liquid and broth; stir in all the browned bits from bottom of pan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Return roast to pan. Cover pan with lid; reduce heat to low.
3. Simmer 3 to 3-1/2 hours, or until roast is fork tender. Remove roast from pan; let stand 10 minutes before portioning.
4. Serve half of roast and sauce for this meal. Use the remaining roast to make Pulled Barbecue Beef Sandwiches and the remaining sauce to make Tuscan-style Penne Pasta.

Or skip all this and throw it in the crockpot!

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