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Company Pot Roast

Makes: 8 to 10 servings
Prep 30 mins Cook 1 hr 40 mins
Company Pot Roast
Ingredients
  • 1 2 1/2 - 3  pound  boneless beef chuck pot roast
  • 2  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1  teaspoon  dried sage, crushed
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 2  tablespoons  cooking oil
  • 1/4  teaspoon  cayenne pepper
  • 1  cup  water
  • 1  large onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1  cup  pitted plums (prunes), halved
  • 1  pound  apples, cored and cut into thick wedges
  • 2  pounds  parsnips or carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2  cup  cold water
  • 1/4  cup  all-purpose flour
  •  Salt and black pepper
  • 1  tablespoon  balsamic vinegar or 1 tsp. red wine vinegar
Directions

1. Trim fat from meat. In a small bowl stir together garlic, sage, salt, and black pepper. Pat garlic-spice mixture on the surface of the meat. In a 5-1/2- to 6-quart Dutch oven over medium heat brown roast on all sides in hot oil. Drain off fat. Sprinkle cayenne pepper on roast. Pour water over roast; add onion. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, tightly covered, for 1 hour and 20 minutes.

2. Add fruit and vegetables to meat. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes more or until parsnips or carrots and apples are tender, adding water if necessary. With a slotted spoon transfer all to a platter, reserving juices in Dutch oven. Keep warm.

3. For gravy, measure juices; skim off fat. If necessary, remove some of the juices or add enough water to juices to equal 1-1/2 cups. Return to Dutch oven. In a small bowl whisk together the 1/2 cup cold water and flour until smooth. Stir into juices in pan. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in balsamic vinegar. Serve gravy with roasted meat, vegetables, and fruit. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Company Pot Roast)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 361,
  • Fat, total (g) 10,
  • chol. (mg) 84,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 37,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 3,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 6,
  • sugar (g) 18,
  • pro. (g) 32,
  • vit. A (IU) 243,
  • vit. C (mg) 14,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 6,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 60,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 4,
  • sodium (mg) 249,
  • Potassium (mg) 997,
  • calcium (mg) 50,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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