Friday, December 16, 2011

Pioneer Woman Pot Roast & Mashed Potatoes - A must try!

Right now, I am intoxicated with the smells of herbs and onions in my pot roast... I have the  recipe book, "Pioneer Woman Cooks" 
I decided to give the pot roast a try because I have been craving beef lately. I was so delighted to see how simple this recipe is (hyperlink below) 
this is my first main course dish I have attempted. I have Rachel Ray's hard anodized pots and pans but I really think my pitch for stainless steel pieces from her collection may have to revisit the table... (wicked grin inserted here)

Anyway - Here's what I did step by step

3 tablespoons olive oil

peeled onion and carrots, cut onion into halves, carrots onto quarters

Seasoned chuck roast with salt and fresh ground pepper

Dump carrots into hot skillet and lightly brown. Remove carrots from skillet and place in a small bowl.

Repeat same step with onions

 Starting to smell really good right about here...

After removing onions, add another tablespoon of olive oil to skillet and allow skillet to get really hot, add chuck roast and sear on all sides 
(2 mins should be plenty on each side)


Remove chuck roast and let rest on a plate. Add beef stock to skillet and let the renderings from the veggies and roast become friends.

Add veggies and chuck roast back to the skillet

Place Rosemary and Thyme in skillet, tuck into little areas around the roast, distribute herbs evenly.

Place in oven at 275 degrees, my roast was 5lbs, so I let it cook 4 hours

Here is the roast right out of the oven... Yummmmmmm!

While this was my first time making the pot roast, I have made these potatoes a million times, I even made enough to feed 200 for the office Christmas Party at my work last year.

Dinner is served

I hope you give this simple and delicious recipe a try, have a great weekend!


Mrs. Chic said...

Looks so good! I've been wanting to make those mashed potatoes 'for like ever' lol :) I have a bunch of potatoes I just bought, so I will try this this weekend! :)

Shades of Summer said...

You wont be disappointed!

Brandi said...

Oh Summer, this looks so good! I love the way you broke the steps down with pictures too! Beautiful job!

Our Delightful Home said...

Looks yummy! I want some of those mashed potatoes!

~Mrs. Delightful

Towards the Horzon said...

OMG! That looks really really good. I’m hungry just looking at it!

Towards the Horzon said...

I also love your cookware. I’m tempted to buy a new set too.

Shades of Summer said...

Thanks ladies... I will be making this meal quite often. Let me know if you try it.

Jackie said...

I love this version over my slow cooker. I will have to try soon.