Many Meals Pot Roast Recipe -
Many Meals Pot Roast Recipe
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Many Meals Pot Roast

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"Cook once and eat three meals! Melt-in-your mouth braised beef with carrots, onions and celery in a rich tomato sauce. Use leftovers to make Pulled Barbecue Beef and Tuscan-style Penne."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs 20 mins

    3 hrs 50 mins


  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.
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  • Cook's Tips
  • Try serving the roast and sauce over hot cooked egg noodles.

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Jun 30, 2011

I have made this twice now. First time, I followed the recipe exactly, and it was really good. Second time, I made some additions. I added a bunch of minced garlic, dried oregano, and parsley. Also a liberal splash of worcestershire sauce and about 1/4 cup of beer. Excellent!

Dec 02, 2010

This was very good. However, I was lazy and just added all the ingredients into the crock pot and let it cook all day. I didn't do any of the browning. I served it over mashed potatoes. Even my youngest, picky eater liked it. We didn't end up with enough to make the 3 meals. It was just enough for 1 meal for our family of 4. We had a few leftovers, but not enough to make pulled barbeque beef sandwiches. Probably could've made the penne pasta out of the leftover sauce, but forgot about it. The leftover sauce with meat scraps tasted good over bread for lunch the next day. The flavor is really good.

Jul 21, 2011

Hubby said keep this recipe!!!!!! I needed a recipe for a chuck roast I had and I ran across this one and thought I'd give it a try since I had most of the ingredients in the house. I was out of carrots so didn't add them and I added 4 cloves of garlic (personal preference). The only other thing I did different was cook it at 250 in the oven all day after searing. I recommend this recipe to anyone wanting a yummy dinner that makes the house smell wonderful

Aug 05, 2011

This was a great way to cover multiple meals! I had an extremely busy schedule, so I quickly threw everything in the slow cooker. I used two carrots instead of one because I like carrots. My roast was very small so I didn't have enough for the bbq beef, but I shredded the little bit of leftover beef and left it in the sauce. That night, I cooked pasta, put it in a dish, covered it with the left over sauce and placed it in the refrigerator. The next day for dinner, my husband put it in the oven with some shredded mozerella. ....very convenient for busy households. I will use a larger roast the next time! Thanks for the recipe!

Dec 16, 2010

Delish! I am not a fan of the crockpot and this is right there. I prefer the stovetop method. I did use regular tomatoes and added fresh herbs instead. The only thing I added was garlic but thats just my preference. The broth was great! Thanks for sharing.

Feb 01, 2011

This is a great recipe. The only changes I made were to add minced garlic and I used chicken broth because that is what I had on hand. The broth is so good. My kids had seconds. Thanks for sharing. I will be making this again.

Nov 06, 2011

Fabulous....but not many meals. Made one.

Feb 23, 2014

LOVE LOVE LOVE! We have made this several times now. We usually skip the celery (or just do a bag mix of frozen diced celery, carrots, & onions) and add in some cubed potatoes. We usually don't make the sandwiches after, but we do save some of the leftover meat & juices to mix with some penne & can usually stretch this out for several meals. Our baby loves eating it too. This one's a winner.


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  • Calories
  • 546 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 137 mg
  • 46%
  • Fat
  • 38.7 g
  • 60%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 37.5 g
  • 75%
  • Sodium
  • 1116 mg
  • 45%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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