Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 (3 to 4-pound) beef chuck roast

  2. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  3. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  4. 1 large onion , sliced

  5. 3 carrot s, peeled, thinly sliced

  6. 2 ribs celery , thinly sliced

  7. 5 cloves garlic , smashed

  8. 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  9. 1/2 cup red wine

  10. 1 (15-ounce) can chopped tomatoes, in juice

  11. 2 cups beef broth, homemade, or low-sodium, low-fat

  12. 3 sprigs fresh thyme , or 1 teaspoon dried

  13. 2 bay leaves

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Heat a large Dutch oven, with a lid, over medium-high heat. Season the meat generously with salt and pepper. Add the oil to the pot, lay the meat in the pan and sear on both sides until brown, about 10 minutes. Transfer the meat to a plate. Pour all but about 2 tablespoons of the oil from the pan.

  3. Add the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic to the pan, and cook until vegetables are tender, about 8 minutes. Add the flour and with a wooden spoon scrape up any browned bits that cling to the bottom of the pot Add wine and tomatoes and cook until liquid has thickened, about 5 minutes more. Add broth, thyme, and bay leaves, bring to a boil. Return the roast to the pot, nestle it in the liquid, cover, place in the oven and cook until the roast is just tender, about 1½ hours. Remove the lid and continue to cook, uncovered until tender about 1 hour more.

  4. Meanwhile, put the carrots, turnips, onions, and parsnips on a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil, thyme, salt, and pepper. Roast on a shelf under the pot roast for the last hour, stirring occasionally, until tender throughout.

  5. Transfer the roast to a plate and cover loosely with foil. Skim the fat off the surface of the liquid and discard. Bring the sauce to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook until thickened. Salt and pepper to taste. Keep the roast warm in the sauce until ready to slice and serve. Goes well with mashed potatoes.


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