As you know, I tried making pot roast a couple weeks ago, and it was very good, but wasn't the recipe I wanted to try.
Sunday they were calling for snow to start at 1 PM. I hadn't been to the grocery in a while because I had been so busy Christmas shopping all week (thus no posts here, sorry!), so like everyone else, I had to stock up before the snowstorm. My oldest daughter took most of the kids with her to Kroger because most of the Kroger stuff is stuff they need - shampoo, school lunch food, pencils, etc.
I went to Whole Foods with my youngest. While I was there I thought I'd buy ingredients for the pot roast I wanted to make, but of course I didn't have the recipe with me. Perfect for this real life cooking blog, huh?!
So, I bought a pound of buffalo and a pound of 100% grass-fed beef, both cut into stew meat. I bought carrots and potatoes. I already had onions and garlic at home. I should have bought beef broth, but didn't think of it.
Sunday we had chili for dinner. I have my chili recipe on the blog a couple times already, so I'm not posting it. I didn't do anything special with it. Sometime I will change it a bit and post it again. Monday I made the pot roast.
I dug up the recipe card I had picked up at wine tasting and realized this recipe isn't even what I would refer to as pot roast. Hmm. It's a regular roast in a roasting pan with veggies in the bottom of the pan. That's not a pot at all!! No chance of being able to make the recipe this time either!
Now, to make up my own recipe ..... I put about 4 tbsp (didn't measure, not important to measure) whole wheat flour with rosemary and thyme (maybe a tsp of each? probably a little more) into a big stainless steel bowl. I put the meat cubes into the mixture and stirred around.
I heated some ghee in the pot, then added the coated meat and the extra flour into the melted ghee (clarified butter). I let the meat brown while I cut up the carrots, potatoes and onions. I also spooned in some garlic from a jar into the pot with the meat.
I stirred the meat in the pot a couple times to allow it to brown on all sides. Then I added a little water to the pan and scraped the bottom to get the tasty brown stuff mixed in. Next I added all the veggies off my cutting board, poured in a little red wine, then added enough water to cover (I wish it had been beef broth).
I brought it to a simmer then moved it to the 250 degree oven (you can leave it at a simmer on the stove top) for a few hours. It was good, everyone liked it. A little plain for us, but it was good. I served it over a slice of bread because it was really juicy, the bread soaked up the juices a bit.
Maybe next time I'll finally try out that recipe!!! LOL!! But it's not really a pot roast ......
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