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Italian Pot Roast

Yield 6 to 8 servings
To make ahead, chill baked roast overnight. Cut into thin slices, and place in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Top with gravy. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve with roasted potatoes.

Ingredients

  • 1 (4 1/2-pound) rib-eye roast, trimmed*
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (16-ounce) package red potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup beef broth or water
  • Garnish: chopped fresh parsley

How to Make It

  1. Cook roast in hot oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 to 6 minutes or until browned on all sides.

  2. Combine tomato sauce and next 8 ingredients; pour sauce mixture over roast in Dutch oven.

  3. Bake, covered, at 325° for 3 hours or until roast is tender. Remove roast from Dutch oven, and keep warm; reserve drippings in Dutch oven.

  4. Place potato wedges in a lightly greased 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan. Bake at 450° for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

  5. Skim fat from drippings in Dutch oven. Whisk together flour and beef broth until smooth; add to drippings. Cook mixture, stirring constantly, over low heat 8 minutes or until thickened.

  6. Cut roast into thin slices. Arrange roast and potatoes on a serving platter. Garnish, if desired. Serve with tomato gravy.

  7. *1 (4 1/2-pound) boneless beef rump roast, trimmed, may be substituted. Bake, covered, at 325° for 2 hours and 20 minutes or until tender.