I"m not sure what to say about this pot roast. Mine did not turn out well, but it may have been user error. I followed the recipe. My only change was to use a whole packet of onion soup mix. Problem #1 (user error I'm sure) - My butter burned. Usually I use oil to brown/sear meat before roasting. At the temperature I usually sear my meat, my butter burned. I had to cool my pan, wipe out the butter, and try again, but I still had enough burned butter that I had to wipe out the excess after I seared my meat. Problem #2 - My meat was overcooked and dry. I tried to follow other users instructions and add potatoes & carrots 1 hour before finishing. I used a 3.5 lb roast as instructed at 325 for 3 hours. At the 2 hour mark, I removed my dutch oven to add the veg and I used a probe thermometer to check my status. It was already fully well done at 2 hours. I added the veg anyway and put it back in, thinking maybe it would just braise and get tender in the last hour. I did my veg for about 35 - 40 min until soft. When I sliced my meat, it was tough and dry. The gravy made it edible, but it was not like I expected. Problem #3 - Not enough salt. I thought that with the full OSM packet, I would have plenty of salt, but I had to season everything. Possibly the veg soaked up some salt. The gravy was good and homey, but nothing outstanding and not enough of it. Overall a disappointment. I will try again, though.
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I"m not sure what to say about this pot roast. Mine did not turn out well, but it may have...