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Pot Roast Perfection


1 tablespoon olive oil

3-4 pounds chuck roast or rump roast

1 large onion chopped, or two small onions

4 carrots cut into 2″ pieces

2 stalks celery cut into 1 ½” pieces

1 pound baby potatoes

1 cup red wine

2 cups beef broth or as needed

4 cloves garlic coarsely chopped

½ teaspoon rosemary

½ teaspoon thyme

1 bay leaf

Preheat oven to 300°F.

Season roast with salt and pepper.

In a large dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Sear the roast on each side until browned, about 4 minutes per side adding more oil if needed.

Arrange onions around the roast. Combine wine, broth, rosemary, garlic, and thyme. Pour over the roast. Add bay leaf.

Bring just to a simmer on the stovetop over medium-high heat. Once the broth is simmering, cover and place in the oven and bake 2 hours.

Add potatoes, carrots, and celery, and bake an additional 2 hours (for a 4lb roast) or until the roast and potatoes are fork-tender.

Discard bay leaf. Gently pull beef into large pieces with a fork or slice into thick pieces. Serve with juices (or make gravy below if desired).

To Make Gravy:

Combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch with 2 tablespoons cold water until smooth.

Remove beef and vegetables from the pot and set them on a plate to rest. Add extra broth if needed.

Bring broth to a boil and whisk in cornstarch mixture a little bit at a time until thickened.

Season with salt & pepper to taste.

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?