Watching Julia Child’s show on PBS is the reason I started my passion for cooking. This recipe is from Julia and Jacques cooking at home show. I have found I need to add more liquid to keep the roast tender and the cooking time will vary depending on the size of the roast. She added a large white turnip cut into pieces, but I omitted that because I don’t like turnips. I have been attempting to make the perfect pot roast and this one has a delicious flavor and is one of my favorites thus far.
- 1 chuck roast
- 1-2 Tbsp Vegetable oil
- 1 white onion, chopped
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tsp fresh thyme
- 5-6 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 ½ cup white wine (add enough wine and water to cover meat and keep meat covered by liquid at all times)
- 1 cup water
- Salt and pepper
- 8-10 small whole onions
- ½ pound small baby carrots
- 4 russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
Cut fat off roast, salt and pepper entire roast. Heat vegetable oil in stock pot that is oven proof. Brown meat on all sides. Add white onion, thyme, tomatoes, white wine, water, and salt. Bring to boil. Cover and place in oven for 3-4 hours at 350 degrees.
Add small onions, carrots, potatoes and return to oven, cook covered in oven 1-1 ½ hours.