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Feb 4, 2012 07:12 AM

Favorite stovetop pot roast recipe?

I've got a broken oven and a five pound hunk o' beef in the fridge--any favorites I can make in a dutch oven on the range? Thanks in advance.

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  1. This is so simple that it probably does not qualify as a "recipe" but......
    Slice onions and spread over bottom of Dutch oven. Make a dry rub of dried minced garlic, salt, pepper, and paprika. Rub mixture over meat. Brown meat on all sides over the onions. Cover with water and simmer for 30 minutes or so. Pour tomato sauce over meat and cook on medium heat until tender.

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    1. re: joaniesl

      I would add to that above: flour mixed with seasonings, brown meat well, real well with dehydrated soup greens, onions & carrotts(they give the gravy it's amazing color and flavor) and brown it in bacon grease(don't freak, it doesn't take much for the fat phobes) then add a cup of water, let that cook off with lid on, til veggies are really caramalized. Then add water, and gently simmer for 3 hours. Take meat out, add flour mixed well with 1/2 cup of flour, stir, let the flour in the mix cook for 3 + min. Strain gravy, check seasonings, and I guarantee this will be the best pot roast you've ever had. She also mushed(a technical term) the veggies thru the strainer with the back of a spoon back into the gravy. And no tomatoes.

      This recipe came from my German Mother in Love, who made the best meats I've ever had. Thanks Mom in heaven for all the delicious meats our family enjoyed, and now their families are enjoying.

      1. I'd add thyme and celery...this is starting to remind me of the recipe for stone soup.