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.

7 comments:

  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

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

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  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.

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  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!

    Manuela

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  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...
    Mimi

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  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 ...
    Sandy

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

    Katherine

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