101 Cooking For Two - Everyday Recipes for Two: Wifo Pot Roast - A Basic Comfort Food

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Wifo Pot Roast - A Basic Comfort Food

One of our comfort foods has always be my wife's pot roast. I decided to try a pot roast but after several hours of research I decided to steal for her and use her technique. I'm calling this a technique more than a recipe. It is simple and basic.

You can start with "hunk of cow" of your choice (something like a chuck roast is good). It can be frozen or fresh (you can adjust the duration of cooking or over temp some to compensate). Put it in a roasting pan with a reasonably tight lid (just make sure it's big enough for the root veggies that you want to add later). Roast for a few hours than add some ketchup, salt and pepper along with root veggies (amount and type of your choice) and roast a few more hours. Make gravy (see previous post HERE) and you're done.

Rating
We have this at least monthly and maybe more now that I can make gravy. We love this "over done" when is is just falling apart. Mmm good.

Notes: I think your "hunk of cow" needs to have some fat in it. I had a fresh chuck eye roast. I did trim any large areas of solid fat.


Trim roast of any large areas of solid fat. Lightly salt and pepper and place in large roasting pan or dutch oven. Cover with lid. Place in 325 degree oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. (longer if frozen). While #1 prep your root vegetables (vary amount and type if you wish).
After 1 1/2 to 2 hours, remove from oven, remove roast from pan, add 1/2 cup ketchup to liquid in pan and mix will.

Place meat back in pan and cover top of meat with garlic.

Add root vegetables and lightly salt and pepper. Increase oven temp to 350. replace lid and roast another 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Until potatoes are soft.
Remove meat and veggies from pan and make gravy as in previous post.




Wifo Pot Roast


One of our comfort foods has always be my wife's pot roast. I decided to try a pot roast but after several hours of research I decided to steal for her and use her technique. I'm calling this a technique more than a recipe. It is simple and basic.
Ingredients
3 lb chuck eye roast (or other roast)1/2 cup ketchup3 large potatoes pealed and cut into about 1 1/2 inch pieces3-4 carrots pealed and cut into about 2 inch sticks by quartering the pieces1-2 medium onions cut into 1/8th2-4 cloves garlic crushed or minced salt pepper
Instructions
1) Trim roast of any large areas of solid fat. Lightly salt and pepper and place in large roasting pan or dutch oven. Cover with lid. Place in 325 degree oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. (longer if frozen)2) While #1 prep your root vegetables (vary amount and type if you wish).3) After 1 1/2 to 2 hours, remove from oven, remove roast from pan, add 1/2 cup ketchup to liquid in pan and mix will. Place meat back in pan and cover top of meat with garlic. Add root vegetables and lightly salt and pepper.4) Increase oven temp to 350. replace lid and roast another 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Until potatoes are soft.5) Remove meat and veggies from pan and make gravy as in previous post.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6 servings

Updated

April 20, 2011

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2 Comments:

At February 20, 2011 at 10:51 AM , Blogger Chris said...

I've never added ketchup before but it seems like it emulsified well with the meat drippings. Does it end up with a light tangy flavor?

 
At February 20, 2011 at 1:54 PM , Blogger Dr Dan said...

Just a little tangy that we like plus it adds to the gravy taste.

 

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