Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller 
Hands-on Time
35 Mins
Total Time
3 Hours 45 Mins
Makes 6 to 8 servings

Serve Parmesan Potatoes and roasted carrots Sunday night. Save and chop enough cooked carrots to yield 1/2 cup, and refrigerate for Monday's pies.


How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Sprinkle roasts with salt and pepper. Cook 1 roast in 1 1/2 tsp. hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 4 minutes on each side. Remove roast; repeat with 1 1/2 tsp. oil and remaining roast. Sauté onion in 1 Tbsp. hot oil in Dutch oven 4 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Return roasts to Dutch oven; add broth, zest, juice, and tomatoes.

Step 2

Bake, covered, at 350° for 3 hours or until beef is tender. Let roasts stand 10 minutes. Slice 1 roast, and serve with 1 1/2 cups tomato mixture. (Reserve remaining roast and tomato mixture for pot roast pies and soup, if desired.)

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Ratings & Reviews

ncgirl's Review

December 30, 2014
Zesty Pot Roast is delicious, tender, and perfect for a weeknight or special night. Mashed potatoes and a salad round it out nicely. Now on to the Beef-Orzo soup you can make with the leftovers....Wow! It's worth making on its own! The orzo is a wonderful addition, and the recipe makes plenty. Getting two meals from one recipe is a big help since both are so good!

FaithB65's Review

October 12, 2014
Cool, stormy evening here in North Georgia so I thought---"Roast would be perfect tonight." And boy was it ever! The beef was tender, fall-apart and juicy. The sauce--there are no words. The flavor was so good! Served with plain mashed potatoes. Now, with the leftovers, I'm making the Beef-Orzo Soup as suggested. Cant possibly waste the sauce!! Definitely will make again and again!! (And the whole house smelled great, too!)