Monday, January 21, 2013

Pot Roast and Veggies....

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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  1. My favorite kind of dinner! Looks so wonderfully comforting!

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Maria! I hope you have a great day!!

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    1. Thanks, Brenda! I love your blog name, and you kids are so cute! Hope you have a great day!

  3. Great looking winter meal bring it by foodie friday today. Folks will love it.

    1. Thanks Diane! I sure will! I hope you have a great day!

  4. This looks so good! Perfect winter comfort food!

    1. Thanks, Sharon! It is one of my favorites! I hope you have a blessed day!!

  5. I got a dutch oven for Christmas after going to a Tyler Florence Food Demo where he showed how to make pot roast in the dutch oven and I just made pot roast for the first time a few weeks ago. I love your recipe, it looks so simple and I'm going to try it!

    1. Thanks, Emily! I let me know how you like it! I love my two dutch ovens! I have a blue ceramic coated one and a regular cast iron one.


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