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Old-fashioned Beef Pot Roast Recipe

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This recipe for Old-fashioned Beef Pot Roast, by , is from Favorite Recipes from Susan's Kitchen, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Susan Salgy
Added: Monday, October 16, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 4-lb beef chuck roaswt
2 T. flour
1 T cooking oil
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried marjoram
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 onion, sliced
1 3/4 C water
3 med onions, cut into sixths
1 lb carrots, cut into chunks
8-10 potatoes, pared
1/2 tsp salt
Gravy

Directions:
Directions:
Sprinkle roast with flour, rub in. In Dutch oven, brown meat slowly on all sides in hot oil. Season with salt, marjoram, thyme, basil, and pepper. Add sliced onion and water.

Cover and roast in 300 oven for 3 hours. Add vegetables and another 1/2 C water; sprinkle vegetables with the 1/2 tsp salt. Cover, continue cooking for 1 1/2 hours or till tender.

Remove to warm platter. Skim fat from juices. Add water to make 1 1/2 C. Combine 1/2 C cold water and 1/4 C. flour. Cook and stir until thickened. Season with salt and pepper.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6-8
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is another good one from Mary Hartman. If you think you already know how to make pot roast, think again. This is the best I ever tasted.

 

 

 

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