Traditional Beef Pot Roast with Carrots

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Traditional Beef Pot Roast with CarrotsRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Serve over mashed potatoes or egg noodles to sop up the rich gravy. A side of sautéed or steamed green beans or Brussels sprouts can round out the meal.

Serves 4 (serving size: about 3 ounces meat, 3/4 cup vegetables, and about 1/4 cup sauce)


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1 (4-pound) boneless beef chuck roast, trimmed and halved
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons canola oil
2 tablespoons tomato paste
12 garlic cloves, peeled
1 1/2 cups dry red wine
2 cups unsalted beef stock (such as Swanson)
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1 (28.46-ounce) container chopped tomatoes (such as Pomì)
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
4 medium carrots, cut diagonally into 2-inch pieces
4 fresh thyme sprigs
1 large red onion, cut into 8 wedges
1 bay leaf


Hands-on: 42 Minutes
Total: 3 Hours, 42 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 300°.

2. Sprinkle beef with pepper and salt; rub evenly with oil. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add beef to pan; cook 7 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove beef from pan.

3. Add tomato paste and garlic to pan; cook 1 1/2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add red wine to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 6 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates, stirring frequently. Combine stock and flour in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add stock mixture, sugar, and tomatoes to pan; bring to a boil. Return beef to pan. Add rosemary, carrots, thyme, onion, and bay leaf to pan. Bake, covered, at 300° for 3 hours or until beef is tender when pierced.

4. Remove thyme sprigs and bay leaf from pan; discard. Place beef, carrots, and onions on a platter; cover with foil. Bring sauce to a boil over medium-high heat; cook 5 minutes or until reduced to about 3 cups.

5. Cut 12 ounces beef (about one-third of roast) into large pieces. Shred the remaining beef; reserve shredded beef for Recipes 2 and 3. Reserve 2 cups sauce for Recipes 2 and 3. Serve 12 ounces beef pieces with 1 cup sauce, carrots, and onions.

Created date

September 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 259
Fat 5.2 g
Satfat 1.7 g
Monofat 2.2 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 26 g
Carbohydrate 22 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 68 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 278 mg
Calcium 65 mg