husband and i loved this one! i used zinfandel instead of merlot. added a little salt before cooking. came out perfectly - will definitely have again!
Merlot Pot Roast with Horseradish Smashed Potatoes
Patten Posted: 08/23/10
Erica777 Posted: 11/01/09
This is absolutely delicious! The only change I made was to season the meat with both salt AND pepper before searing, and I added a little extra salt to the sauce/gravy at the end to taste. Unbelievably good. The peppercorns add a great touch. They soften during the cooking and are so awesome to bite through. Wow! Highly recommend. Used low and slow method (low setting for about 10-11 hours). Yum!
danaman Posted: 11/06/09
Good basic pot roast recipe, but seems to be missing salt. I prepped the meat by rubbing with the crushed garlic, salt & pepper, and letting sit in fridge overnight. All other steps were followed as listed, and the result was delicious! A different option from wine pairing is a good stout beer.
LaLa2742 Posted: 07/19/10
Great recipe it does need considerably more salt than suggested. but aside from that this is a really great receipe and I will be making it again.
SanDiegoJes Posted: 01/05/11
I just made this recipe the other night with the Horseradish Smashed Potatoes, it was really good! I made it exactly as stated in the recipe, except I used Zinfandel instead of Merlot. The meat was really tender, and the carrots weren't over cooked. Everyone finished all of the food on their plates and gave many compliments. I even brought in left overs for co-workers who asked for the recipe. The only thing I will do differently next time is serve a fresh veggie on the side, probably steamed green beans.
HappyBerday Posted: 11/16/11
I made this recipe in our slow cooker today and it is a refreshing twist on traditional pot roast. The horseradish in the mashed potatoes was a good compliment to the merlot-tomato sauce from the meat. Only observation is that it required a lot more salt than the recipe called for-- but full flavor from the vegetables, herbs and spices but smelled awesome coming into the house from the garage after a long day...and excellent with a glass of red wine.