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Favorite Pot Roast

Favorite Pot Roast

"This hearty beef roast with potatoes and carrots makes enough for a family of four with plenty left over."
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Directions

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  1. In a Dutch oven, brown the roast in oil.
  2. Combine salt, pepper and thyme; sprinkle over meat. Add bay leaf and 2 cups of water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2-1/2 hours.
  3. Add potatoes, carrots and onions. Cover and simmer 45 minutes longer or until the meat and vegetables are tender. Remove the roast and vegetables to a serving platter; keep warm. Discard bay leaf.
  4. Skim fat from pan juices; add water to measure 2 cups. Mix flour and remaining water until smooth; stir into juices. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Stir in browning sauce if desired. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Slice roast; serve with vegetables and gravy.

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  • (C) 2002 Reiman Media Group, Inc.

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This is the only pot roast recipe I use! I've been making this since I first found it in one of my Taste of Home magazines a few years ago. I love it!! The only things I do differently is I add ...

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This roast turned out pretty good, but without the modifications I made I think it would have been just okay. I cooked the roast for the exact amount of time that the recipe stated. It seemed s...

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This is the only pot roast recipe I use! I've been making this since I first found it in one of my Taste of Home magazines a few years ago. I love it!! The only things I do differently is I add ...

This roast turned out pretty good, but without the modifications I made I think it would have been just okay. I cooked the roast for the exact amount of time that the recipe stated. It seemed s...

This was a great recipe. Only changes I made were to coat the beef in seasonings (I used dried pot herbs) the night before and put in a ziploc bag overnight in the refrig, replaced the water wi...

This was my fisrt time making this recipe. My family loved it!!! My husband was always a fan of the pot roast bag appraoch but I longed for my mom's cook on the stove recipe. This reminded me...

This was sooo good!! And really easy, which I love! I followed the recipe exactly, only I added 2 cloves of fresh, chopped garlic with the salt mixture. YUM!!

Wow, my husband and I are not pot roast fans, but this is probably one of the best I've had! The only change made, at the suggestion of other reviewers, was using broth instead of water. I thi...

I just made this recipe and I loved it. The only thing different I did was I took roasted garlic cloves and in a food processor pureed them with the pepper and thyme to make a paste which I smea...

this was REALLY good. a little dry, but pretty good none the less. i put lil red pots in with thte skin on. twas the best!

good recipe, roast turned out flavorful and tender just make sure you watch it, i left mine on the stove too long and all the drippings evaporated, and bottom was bit burnt...no drippings left f...

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