Friday Night Pot Roast1
By Just A Pinch KitchenCrew
4 lbtop or bottom round, 2" thick
1 largeonion, coarsely chopped
2 largecarrots, coarsely chopped
1bell pepper, chopped
6garlic cloves, chopped
6sprigs fresh parsley and dill
1/2 tspcurry powder
3/4 capple juice
1 ckosher dry red wine
1.5 Tbspolive oil
1 ctomato puree
1watercress, sprigs for garnish
How to Make Friday Night Pot Roast
- Put meat into large narrow pot or bowl that will just hold it, leaving room for liquid (cut meat in 1/2 to fit if necessary).
- Put parsley, dill, bay leaf and thyme into spice bag.
- In medium saucepan combine onion, carrots, pepper, garlic, shallots, spice bag, cloves, spices, apple juice and water.
- Bring to boil.
- Reduce heat to simmering and cook for 3 minutes.
- Stir in wine.
- Pour over meat.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Preheat oven to 300.
- Drain meat, pushing off vegetables.
- Remove and reserve spice bag.
- Strain marinade into bowl, reserving solids.
- Heat oil in heavy dutch oven over medium-high heat.
- Brown meat all over; add drained vegetables.
- Stir and cook with meat until they begin to soften.
- Add reserved marinade, spice bag and tomato puree, turning meat and spooning several times with sauce.
- Cover and cook over moderate heat for 5 minutes.
- Position oven rack to lower third of oven.
- Bake 1 hour.
- Turn meat and baste.
- Repeat turning and basting 3 more times until meat is tender (3 1/2 to 4 hours.).
- Remove pot from oven and let stand 30 minutes.
- Discard spice bag.
- Transfer meat to bowl with cover.
- Place pot over medium high heat and bring sauce to boil.
- Cook, uncovered, until reduced by 1/4.
- Let cool; then pour into another container with tight lid.
- Refrigerate meat and sauce until well chilled.
- Cut away any congealed fat from sauce.
- Pour sauce into wide heavy-bottom saucepan.
- Heat until bubbling.
- Sprinkle with salt.
- Cut meat against grain into 1/4\" slices.
- Immerse in sauce and heat through.
- Arrange meat on warmed serving platter in a neat pattern.
- Spoon with some of gravy; serve remainder in gravy boat.
- Garnish platter with watercress.