Comfort Food for the Mind, Body, and Soul: CLASSIC POT ROAST
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

 This beef dinner is sure to warm the heart and fill hungry bellies.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By Sharon Fox
 
Ingredients:
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 (3-pound) boneless chuck roast, trimmed
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups coarsely chopped onion
1 cup dry red wine
4 thyme sprigs
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium beef broth
1 bay leaf
4 large carrots, peeled and cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces
2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
Fresh thyme leaves (optional)
 
Preheat oven to 350º.
 
Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chuck roast with salt and pepper. Add roast to pan; cook 5 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Remove roast from pan. Add onion to pan; sauté 8 minutes or until tender.
 
Return browned roast to pan. Add the red wine, thyme sprigs, chopped garlic, beef broth, and bay leaf to pan; bring to a simmer. Cover pan and bake at 350° for 1 1/2 hours or until the roast is almost tender.
 
Add carrots and potatoes to pan. Cover and bake an additional 1 hour or until vegetables are tender. Remove thyme sprigs and bay leaf from pan; discard. Shred meat with 2 forks. Serve roast with vegetable mixture and cooking liquid. Garnish with thyme leaves, if desired. You may also mash the potatoes and serve on the side!
 
"Comfort Food for the Mind, Body, and Soul" will be released April 2011. For more information log on to http://goodcookin4u2.webs.com/.  Sharon Fox will be launching a program to prevent child abuse “The Southern Hospitality Protect Our Children Tour”. Friend “Sharon Fox Fans” on Facebook.
 

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