Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Pot Roast!

Man, is it comfort food season, or what? I tell ya, all I want to do lately is cozy up with big bowls of slow-cooked deliciousness. One of my favorite comfort foods is Pot Roast; it's tender, flavorful and incredibly easy to make. This is great meal to make when you're having a lazy day at home, too, because it takes minimal effort, but tastes amazing. Sunday afternoon cooking at its best!

Let's get started!
Pot Roast- Makes about 8 servings (more or less depending on how big your appetite is!)

- Salt
- Pepper
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- alb cut of beef pot roast
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
- 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
- 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
- 2 tsp chopped garlic
- 2 tsp mustard, preferably dijon
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, chopped
- 2 medium carrots cut into 1" pieces
- 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 1 bunch laminate kale, chopped.
1. Begin by liberally seasoning the pot roast with salt and pepper.
2. Then, in a large, heavy pot with a lid, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the roast and brown on all sides.
3. While the meat is browning, combine the vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, herbs, garlic, and mustard in a small bowl and mix together.
4. Once the meat has browned on all sides, pour the mixture over the meat, cover the pot tightly with a lid, and let simmer over low heat for 90 minutes while you go put up your feet and watch TV or something!

5. After 90 minutes, add the sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, and kale, being sure to arrange them evenly around the meat. Then return the lid to the pot and let simmer for 1 more hour. Go relax some more while that's cooking!
6. After that last hour of cooking/relaxing, pull the pot off the heat and check out that deliciousness! The meat should be stupid tender, and delicious as can be.
7. Once it's cooled a bit, pull the meat apart into smaller chunks and serve some of the meat and veggies over brown rice, mashed potatoes, or noodles!
And so, with minimal effort you've got a delicious home cooked meal perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon!

I hope you enjoy it!


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  1. This might be your most delicious-looking creation yet! Omg. I wonder if this can be adapted for a slow-cooker? I got a slow-cooker for Christmas and I've been using it like someone's going to come take it from me, haha!

    Either way, this is definitely an upcoming dinner!

    Elyse @ Cuddly as a Cactus

    1. Thanks, Elyse! I bet you could totally do this in a slow-cooker! I don't have one so I'm afraid I can't advise too much, but let me know how it turns out!

  2. Oh my god that looks so good... I keep finding more reasons to put off vegetarianism.

    belle + compass

    1. Haha, trouble! That's a tough commitment for sure!

  3. I was gifted a slow cooker about 3 years ago, but have yet to use it. This week, I will be trying out this recipe. Thanks, Becca!

  4. This looks like it would fill you right up and make you toasty warm inside ^_^ Perfect for this chilly weather!

    1. Boy, does it! I love me some comfort food this time of year!

  5. ugh! i need a slow cooker. this looks delicious!

    1. I actually don't have a slow cooker, but it sure would be nice. You can make this recipe in a heavy pot on the stove!

  6. Hahaha. Stupid tender. Looks good!

  7. Mmm this looks delicious! I'll definitely have to bookmark this one!

  8. oh my goodness, does that look good! Need to make this soon!

  9. This recipe looks so so good! I love that you put so many yummy veggies in with it. Going to make this for the hubby tomorrow, and I think we are both going to love love love it!

    1. Yay! I love sneaking veggies into my meals. I hope it turns out great!


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