Scandinavian Pot Roast

Scandinavian Pot Roast Recipe

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  • 3 1/2 lb
    beef chuck roast
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    onion, thinly sliced
  • 12 oz
  • 2 Tbsp
    cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tsp
    dried dill weed
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 small
    bay leaves
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream, optional
  • 3 Tbsp
    flour, optional

How to Make Scandinavian Pot Roast


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a 4 to 5 quart ovenproof pot over medium heat.
  2. Pat meat dry with paper towels.
  3. Add to hot oil along with onion.
  4. Brown meat on all sides and stir onion occasionally.
  5. Add beer and cider vinegar.
  6. Add brown sugar and seasonings.
  7. Cover tightly and bake for 2 1/2 to 3 hours in a preheated 325 oven, until meat is fork tender.
  8. Lift meat to a cutting board.
  9. Cover loosely with foil and let stand 10 to 15 minutes.
  10. Remove bay leaves and skim fat from sauce.
  11. If you like, thicken the sauce by stirring in 1/2 cup of sour cream or plain low-fat yogurt mixed with 3 tablespoons of flour.
  12. Slice meat across the grain and serve with the sauce.

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About Scandinavian Pot Roast

Course/Dish: Beef, Roasts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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