How inviting is the smell of a Pot Roast in the oven? I decided to add this gem to my TV Dinner series. Click here to view a variety of 70’s recipes that will surely take you through a stroll down memory lane. Want to recreate the TV Dinner theme. Click here to grab a few of these cute trays. Plan on about three hours from prep to plate. I made everything from scratch except for the brownies and green beans. Believe me, it is worth every second. Oh, and I just so happened to have made enough gravy to make a classic Canadian dish, Poutine.
HOW TO PREPARE POT ROAST
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To get a better sear on your roast, let it sit out for about twenty minutes prior to searing. Season both sides with kosher salt and black pepper. Heat to the olive oil to medium in a enameled cast iron, or heavy bottom pot. I use one similar to this. Sear both sides of the roast. Brown, but do NOT burn!
Use a mesh strainer and dust the browned roast with the powder from the beefy onion soup packets. Discard the dried onions. Pour in the beef stock and add in the bay leaves. I also decided to use a few teaspoons of beef bouillon base. I typically do not do this, but I knew I needed the gravy to be super rich for the Poutine.
Cover with lid and place in oven for about three hours. Add carrots in the last hour. I do flip my roast at least one time while it is roasting. Remove pot from oven onto the stovetop. Transfer the roast and carrots to a plate. Discard the bay leaves. Turn the heat up on the pot to medium-high. Combine the cornstarch and water to create a slurry. Slowly, very slowly, with a whisk combine the cornstarch slurry. You may not use it all. Additionally, you do not want lumps. You are just trying to produce a nice, thick and rich gravy. There should be no need to add additional salt. Turn off the heat and add back your roast and carrots.
Serve the Pot Roast, as I did as a TV Dinner, or just plate with homemade mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetable. Click here to grab my homemade mashed potato recipe! ENJOY!
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