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Pot Roast with Vegetables - An American tradition

Course Beef, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, pot roast, vegetables
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours
Servings: 6
Calories 707 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 tablepsoon vegetable oil
  • 4 pounds chuck roast 1 31/2 to 4 pounds boneless, rolled and tided chuck roast
  • 2 yellow onion 2 chopped fine yellow onion
  • 4 garlic 4 chooped fine garlic cloves
  • 0.75 cup tomatoes 3/4 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 0.25 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 bay leaf 1 bay leaf
  • 1 pound carrot washed 1 pound cut diagonally into 1 inch slices carrot trimmed, peeled, washed and cut in 1/3 inch pieces
  • 1.5 lbs potatoes 1 1/2 pound small peeled red potatoes
  • 2 cups peas 2 cups frozen baby peas
  • 1.5 tbsp cornstarch 1 1/2 tablespoon dissolved with 1 1/2 tablespoon water cornstarch
  • flat-leaf parsley minced fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large heavy flameproof casserole heat the oil over moderately high heat until it is hot but not smoking and in it brown the beef, patted dry and seasoned with salt and pepper on all sides.

  2. Transfer the beef to a plate, add the onions and the garlic to the casserole, and cook the mixture over moderate heat, stirring, until the onions are golden. Stir in the tomatoes, the vinegar, the sugar, the bay leaf, and 2 ½ cups water, bring the mixture to a boil, and add the beef. Braise the beef, covered, in the oven for 1 hour, add the carrots, and braise the mixture covered for 30 minutes.

  3. Add the potatoes and peas and braise the mixture, covered, for 30 minutes, or until the beef and the vegetables are tender

  4. Transfer the beef with slotted spoons to a cutting board and let it stand for 10 minutes. Skim the fat from the top of the cooking mixture to a boil. Stir the cornstarch mixture and add enough of it to the boiling cooking mixture, stirring to thicken the gravy to the desired consistency.

  5. Simmer the gravy mixture, stirring occasionally for 2 minutes, season it with salt and pepper, and discard the bay leaf. Slice the beef, arrange it on a heated platter, and transfer the vegetables with a slotted spoon to the platter. Spoon some of the gravy over the beef and serve the remaining gravy on the side. Garnish with the parsley.

Nutrition Facts
Pot Roast with Vegetables - An American tradition
Amount Per Serving
Calories 707 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 208mg69%
Sodium 262mg11%
Potassium 1695mg48%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 64g128%
Vitamin A 565IU11%
Vitamin C 38.1mg46%
Calcium 111mg11%
Iron 10.9mg61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.