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Inside The Kitchen: My Pot Roast With Roasted Vegetables Recipe


I want to say right off the bat that this is one of the easiest dishes I make at home… and it’s also one of the most delicious. I don’t really measure much – just use what you have.

Step 1: Heat oil in a pot and saute  chopped celery, carrots and onion.


Step 2: Add the pot roast. I buy bottom round typically, but my husband went to the market yesterday and got another cut. It didn’t make much of a difference in the end. I slice a cut right down the middle to ensure that the entire roast cooks through and softens up. Brown both sides of the meat.


Step 3: Add enough tomato sauce to almost cover the roast. I am a Del Monte girl – but again  – I used Whole food’s organic tomato sauce yesterday and it tasted just fine. Guess I’m a loyal customer for nothing!! LOL! Put in a packet of Lipton Beefy Onion mix and stir. Let the roast cook on low simmer covered for 3 hours. Stir occasionally.


Step 4: Now onto the vegetables. I buy pre-peeled garlic and throw a handful into a mixture of chopped potatos, celery and carrots. Season with salt, pepper and rosemary. Drizzle olive oil and toss. Cook for one hour in a 400 degree oven uncovered. Toss occasionally.




Step 5: ENJOY! That’s it. Serve with a side of rosemary Focaccia bread and eat for 2 days. You can get another meal out of this one. I’m sorry about not measuring – but this is such a rustic dish that it doesn’t really matter. If you have a lot of celery you need to get rid of, throw it in!

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  1. YUM! Sounds like another yummy dish! I love roast… it's so easy to make!!! Thank you for sharing all of your yummy dishes Vera! I can't wait for the next one.

  2. capturinglife : March 31, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    This looks great! I make roast almost like this all the time, but I always use onion soup mix or that type of seasoning – I would've never thought to use tomato sauce. I'm doing this this weekend! 🙂

  3. Oh my gosh that looks great! Especially the veg ( I do love my veggies) Thanks for sharing.

  4. Niiiiiiiiice. Thanks for recipe Vera!

  5. I guess this is a “Yankee” Pot Roast; I have never heard of cooking it this way. (With tomato sauce?) Looks delicious! Now it's inspiring me to cook a Texas Pot Roast and send it to you! :o)

  6. I've never heard of pot roast in tomato sauce either, that's a bit strange. Seems like tomato sauce would kill a lot of the flavor. Usually use the pan drippings from pot roast to make brown gravy.

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