How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut one onion in half, and slice that half into 1/8 in slices. Chop the rest of the onions into large chunks.
  • Crush garlic with garlic crusher or mince finely. Cut baby potatoes in half, unless they are very small.
  • Place the onion slices in a layer in the bottom of a large baking dish, and lay the chuck roast on top of the onions. The dish should be deep enough for the whole roast to fit down inside it.
  • Arrange onion chunks, carrots, and potatoes surrounding roast.
  • Mix water, soy sauce, wine, worcestershire sauce and olive oil over roast and vegetables.
  • Spread crushed fresh garlic over the top of the roast.
  • Sprinkle onion powder, thyme, and black pepper over roast and vegetables. If desired, sprinkle garlic powder over vegetables for extra garlicky flavor.
  • Cover roast with aluminum foil, and cook for two hours. Check occasionally to make sure that liquid remains in baking pad, adding small amounts or water or wine if necessary. Err on the side of caution with wine.
  • After two hours, or when roast is cooked through, remove foil and brown for an additional ten minutes.
  • If gravy is desired, remove roast and vegetables to platter, and drain off juices and drippings into a saucepan. Set burner heat to medium.
  • In a mixing cup, put two tablespoons corn starch, and add just enough cold water, stirring with a fork or mini-whisk, to make a smooth mixture akin to think pancake batter.
  • Bring juices to a simmer, and slowly add cornstarch and water mixture, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens as desired. If necessary, add more cornstarch and water mixture. Remove from heat when desired thickness is achieved.
  • Ideally, you will have placed enough vegetables around the roast that this can be a one-pot meal. But it is also delicious served with mashed potatoes and gravy, or with wild rice drizzled with gravy.

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  • 22566 8 years ago
    You state that you wish to find the perfect pot roast someday...I believe that after reading your recipe...YOU HAVE!

    A really nice sounding roast.


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  • coyote 9 years ago
    I hope someday to figure out the secrets of the perfect pot roast! Perhaps I shall find them here on this site!
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    " It was excellent "
    goblue434 ate it and said...
    Love Pot Roast
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