One of our favorite dinners is pot roast! I tried my best to make this recipe as healthy as possible. I was able to loose three pounds this week, so I guess it wasn't so bad for me. ;) You can read about my weight loss HERE.
I was able to get a great deal on our Roast this week! It was on sale for $7 and it is a pretty good sized roast!
The first thing I do, is take the Roast out of it's packaging and put it on a big plate so I have room to season it. I also pre-heat my oven to 325.
This is one of my new cast iron dutch ovens that I used for the first time with this roast. It turned out AMAZING! If you don't have a cast iron dutch oven, I strongly recommend you get one! I got mine as a gift for Christmas but it was under $40.
I go ahead and turn on my cast iron dutch oven and get it heating up. I put a tablespoon of Coconut oil (much healthier) in the bottom to help brown the meat.
Now it is time to prep the Roast. I seasoned mine with kosher salt and pepper and then liberally sprinkled it with flour and put it in the Dutch Oven.
Let it brown on the first side for 4 to 8 minutes.
While I was waiting on my roast to brown, I prepped my Veggies. I use onion, potatoes, carrots, and garlic with my Roast.
I chopped up everything and put it on a plate so it was all ready to go in with the roast.
I flipped the roast over after about 5 minutes and browned it on the other side. Mmmm! It looked so good and smelled good too!
When the roast finished browning, I took it out of the dutch oven and put it on a separate plate so that I could put some of the vegetables on the bottom under the Roast. I put about half of the veggies on the bottom, put the roast back in, and then put the rest around the sides and top of the roast.
Before I put the lid on the roast and put it in the 325 preheated oven, I pour a few tablespoons of water over the roast. This just helps it stay moist in the oven.
I cook the roast for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. When you take it out of the oven, it will be so tender and smell heavenly! I put mine on a separate plate because I have kids and didn't want them to burn their hands on my cast iron pot.
Doesn't it look so good?!?!
I serve mine with a side of green beans and maybe some yeast rolls. Yum!!
One of my favorite meals of all time!
I hope you are able to try this recipe and love it as much as we do!
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