Friday, January 18, 2008

Favorite Pot Roast

From time to time some of my blog friends share their favorite recipes. Last Sunday I didn't go to church because I was still slightly under the weather from the flu. Since I was home all morning I decided to make something special for lunch. On Sundays we usually have our main meal fairly soon after church and then eat a lighter meal in the evening. My dear little mother spends most Sundays with us. It's a good time to relax and enjoy time together before the week takes off again. I looked through my recipes and found one that we have not had for a l-o-n-g time. My dear mom gave it to me. I thought I would share it with you since it is a very simple but delicious recipe.

Mrs. B’s Favorite Pot Roast

6 lb. beef roast
1/3 cup flour
2 tablespoons oil
2 teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoon oregano
¼ cup vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 large onion
1 #2 ½ can (about 3 1/2 cups) sliced tomatoes
8 small carrots
3 tablespoons flour
½ cup water
Sprinkle beef with flour, coating all sides. (I used a small venison roast.) Brown in oil.

Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper as it browns. Add oregano, vinegar, lemon (I used bottled juice.) and tomatoes. (I used home-canned tomatoes.) Cover pot tightly and let simmer over low heat. Turn roast occasionally. Cook 3 ½ hours.Add onion and carrots. (I added potatoes.) Cover and simmer 1 hour longer or till beef is tender and vegetables are done. Add bouillon mixed with water, if more liquid is needed. (I added a package of brown gravy mix and about 1 1/2 cups of water.) Thicken gravy, if needed. (See the carrot floating in the gravy?)Good in electric skillet.It was a hit - definitely a favorite. My dear mother asked me for the recipe! She lost hers several years ago. You just never know who will ask for your recipes.


  1. Hi Adrienne Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Hope you'll come again. That pot roast looks delicious. My hubby would love it! That's a beautiful picture at the top. Rhondi

  2.'ve outdone yourself that looks fabulous. I already copied your mom's recipe...and maybe I'll fix it tommorrow. YUM!

  3. Looks yummy, Adrienne...
    I can almost smell it!
    Roast always makes me think of my dear mimi. She served that when we visited her home at the holidays.

  4. That looks delicious! I've never made a roast in an electric skillet - I usually use the crockpot. I'll copy the recipe and keep for future use. Thanks!


  5. I love pot roast cooked like this it was our standard sunday dinner when I was growing up...
    I will use your twist on the recipe...
    Have a great day...

  6. Hi - I thought I'd drop in and say hi since we both live in OR :)
    This recipe looks delic!
    Fun visiting your site ...

  7. I'm hungry! I'm going to copy this recipe, my husband will love it!



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