Monday, October 17, 2011

How to make pot roast!

Last week my mother bought a chuck roast, this is her favorite cut of meat to make pot roast out of, and for a good reason, it cooks up very well. Have you ever had a dry pot roast? Well wrong cut of meat. I guarantee you that if you follow this recipe it will pull apart melt in your mouth and be tasty. So let’s get started! ALSO SEND ME RECIPE IDEAS PLEASE!!
What you will need
A roaster, or crock pot.
Veggies of your choice – we like carrots, potatoes, onions, garlic, celery, and mushrooms.
Some beef, veggie, or chicken stock
Shot of vinegar
And last but not least some chuck roast – or other kind of meat if you dare.
Now first thing is first prepare your meat! I rubbed mine with some olive oil, some seasoned salt, and black pepper. This is all it will need it’s a very simple dish in all reality. Place it in your roaster or crock pot and shake some vinegar over top. I used red wine vinegar but you can use any type you have, it will help keep the meat soft. Do not use a lot, just 2 – 3 tablespoons. Now moving along cut up some onions and place it around the meat and over top of it, do the same with garlic, use 3 – 5 cloves or use garlic powder if you’re lazy. No I won’t judge...much… okay moving along now add 3 -4 carrots or more if you are like my family and love carrots. I added eight…hey they are good for your eyes. Then add three stalks of celery and a carton of mushrooms. I only added them because mom and Peter like them, I don’t so they are optional - yet they do add a nice layer of flavor. Now add two potatoes per person, cut them up I used big potatoes so if you use little red ones add a whole 3 lbs I would guess and if they are large cut them, you want the potato to be bite size like two inches max for your eating pleasure. *note at this point you will no longer see the meat and will be piling veggies on top of the thing, good you want this to be a more veggie to meat mixture* Now moving along pour a good ½ cup to 1 cup of wine over top of the veggie and meat mixture and then add 1 -2 cups of your stock to the mixture the same way. Now place in the oven at about 275 for 3 – 4 hours, or in the crock pot on low for 8  - in the oven at 375 for 1 ½ hours, low and slow is better but you can change the temp all kinds of ways and leave it alone to bake and get all tasty. Once everything is fully baked pull it out and let it sit for about five minutes and serve and enjoy! Bread always makes a great side dish for it nice and toasty or just with some butter one it. As always I am accepting recipe ideas for my blog! Please email if you have anything you would like to share! Happy eating!

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