How to make it

  • Pull roast apart at it’s major seam into two halves. Use knife if necessary.
  • Remove large knobs of fat from each piece, leaving a thin layer of fat on the meat.
  • Tie meat back together using kitchen twine.
  • Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat to 300 degrees.
  • Thoroughly pat beef dry with paper towels and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  • Place pancetta in heavy dutch oven and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until browned and crispy (about 8 minutes).
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer pancetta to paper towel-lined plate and reserve.
  • Pour off all but 2 T fat. Heat over medium-high heat until it begins to smoke.
  • Add beef to pot and cook until well browned on each side (about 2 minutes per side).
  • Transfer beef to a plate and set aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add onions, carrots, celery, and tomato paste and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables begin to soften and brown (about 6 minutes).
  • Add garlic, sugar, flour and reserved pancetta.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, until combined and fragrant.
  • Add soup, water and rotel, scraping bottom of pan to removed browned bits.
  • Add spices and return roast to pot.
  • Increase heat to high and bring liquid to a complete boil.
  • Place a large sheet of foil over top of the pot and cover tightly with lid.
  • Set pot in the oven and cook, using tongs to turn beef every 45 minutes for about 3 hours.
  • Transfer beef to plate and tent with foil to keep warm.
  • Allow liquid to sit for 5 minutes and then skim fat off surface.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat and cook, whisking constantly to break vegetables down.
  • Cook until mixture has thickened (about 20 minutes).
  • Strain liquid through a fine mesh strainer.
  • Discard solids.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve with sliced meat and mashed potatoes

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  • maywest 8 years ago
    you got me at beef roast and then reeled me in with bacon lets not forget rotel i think this will be a make often recipe. thanks.megan
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  • juldomnicder 9 years ago
    I love the bacon element~huge fan of roast beef will definitly try this thanks!!
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    " It was excellent "
    bakermel ate it and said...
    Wow---Sounds fantastic! :)
    ~Melinda
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    " It was excellent "
    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    Outstanding post....:)
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    I agree, this sounds incredible and a must make for the roast beef lovers in my life.
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  • momo_55grandma 10 years ago
    Anybody that likes good roast beef this woul be it thanks.Will print it off.
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