Cassies - Stove Top Pot Roast

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My Mom bought me a wonderful 6 quart Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven for Christmas...I've been putting it to good use...I just love it..Delicious is all I can say about this meal!!! I hope you try it, and love it as much as my family did...


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6 - 8
20 Min
2 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


4 lb
beef chuck roast - any outer fat removed
2 - 3 Tbsp
oil for browning meat
6 - 8 clove
garlic - smashed
1 1/2 c
dry red wine or can use marsala
1 1/2 c
2 lb
potatoes, i used yellow skinned baby idaho potatoes
1 lb
carrots - i used baby carrots
2 large
onions - chopped into large chunks
1 tsp
4 tsp
kosher salt
2 tsp
each - paprika & tumeric
bay leaves
inch piece of cinnamon stick
1/4 c
flour - if thickening the juice

How to Make Cassies - Stove Top Pot Roast


  • 1Trim off any large pieces of surface fat. Mix together salt, pepper, paprika and turmeric and rub this all over the meat.
  • 2In a dutch oven or large skillet with a domed lid, heat (medium-high) 2 tablespoons canola or other oil and brown the meat. Add more oil if needed. Don't rush this step as browning is important for a rich deep flavor.
  • 3Reduce the heat and add 1 1/2 cups dry red wine (or tomato juice) and 1 1/2 cup water, the bay leaves, and the cinnamon stick. Regulate the heat to maintain a slow simmer. Cover the pot.
  • 4Scrub or peel potatoes and carrots and cut into large pieces. If using egg-sized or smaller potatoes, leave them whole. Cut the onions into large chunks. ( I saved time by buying baby potatoes with a thin skin, and prepackaged baby carrots )
  • 5After the meat has cooked for an hour, turn it over and add the cut up vegetables.
  • 6Continue to simmer, covered, until the meat is tender, about an hour and a half. The actual time will depend on the size and shape of the meat. ( Every so often I would push any carrots or potatoes down into the broth, moving the beef around to make room... this is easy once cooked down some.)
  • 7Remove meat and vegetables to a warmed platter and cover loosely to keep warm while you prepare the pan juices. To thicken, raise the heat and boil down the liquid to your desired consistency, or remove 1/2 cup pan juice and thoroughly mix with 1/4th cup flour. Whisk this back into the pan and cook for about 5 minutes. Correct the seasoning, if necessary.

    You can fore go this step if not wanting a gravy for the meat and veggies.

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About Cassies - Stove Top Pot Roast

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes, Roasts
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American