Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day Dinner: Sunday Pot Roast

Happy Valentine's to all! I'm really not that big on Valentine's Day, but I do generally like to make a nice dinner. Tonight I decided to make us my Sunday Pot Roast.

Sunday Pot Roast
This recipe is adapted from a recipe in Tyler's Ultimate cookbook.

2-3 lb top round
Salt and pepper
1 onion, sliced
1 sprig thyme
1 sprig rosemary
2 cups beef broth
1/2 bottle red wine
New potatoes cut into large chunks
Baby carrots
2 bay leaves

Pot Roast-- ingredients

  1. Heat olive oil in a Dutch Oven on the stove until it is smoking.
  2. Season beef with salt and pepper. Cook beef in Dutch Oven for about 10 mins, searing both sides well. When done, remove it to a plate.
  3. Add onions to pan, and cook until brown, about 5 mins. Add broth, wine, thyme and rosemary. Bring to simmer.
    Pot Roast onions

    Pot Roast Veggies

  4. Put beef in pan with wine gravy.
    Pot Roast in pan before

  5. Add veggies (carrots and potatoes) and bay leaves.
  6. Cover Dutch Oven and put in oven. Cook on 350 degrees for about 1 1/2 hours. Check to see if veggies and meat are done. Remove veggies if they finish before meat. Cook meat for up to 2-3 hours, until desired doneness (my 2 lb London Broil takes about 1 1/2 hours or so to cook to well done.)

    Pot Roast platter


Also today we went to the annual fruit tree sale, and I brought home a truckload of plants. You can read about our day at the sale on my blog Weedy Garden.