Yankee Pot Roast


  • 4-5 lb. round roast
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium red onions, sliced thickly
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 lb. carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 lb. mixed mushrooms
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 Tbsp softened butter
  • 3 Tbsp flour

Preheat the oven to 300°F.  Season the roast liberally with salt and pepper.  In a large Dutch oven, brown the roast on all sides.  Remove the roast from the pan and saute the onions in the olive oil until browned and soft.  Mix the Worcestershire sauce with 2 cups of hot water and add it to the pan.  Bring to a boil and scrape the bottom of the Dutch oven with a wooden spoon.  Add remaining water and return the meat to the pan.  Bring to a boil, cover and place in the oven for 3 hours, turning the meat occasionally.  Add the carrots and mushrooms to the pot and continue to bake for 1 more hour, until the carrots are very tender.

Remove the meat and vegetables from the pan and arrange on a warmed platter.  Skim the fat off the top of the drippings.  Mash together the flour and butter and add to the drippings to make gravy.  Bring to a boil and season to taste.

Slice the roast as best you can, since it will fall apart.  Serve with mashed potatoes.  *Sorry, I only got one picture before my batteries went dead, and it’s a little out of focus.  But we weren’t going to wait to eat while they recharged!

As a part of Joyce’s Thanksgiving Challenge, I want to say that I’m thankful to have food to eat and to have my husband and brothers to share it with tonight!


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3 responses to “Yankee Pot Roast

  1. Mmmm, that looks good! I make mine about the same way, except that I don’t saute the onions, just put them in on top of the meat while it cooks. Learned that from Mom and Grandma, of course, who probably didn’t know what olive oil was, but I like the sauteing idea. I’ll have to give it a try.

  2. Augh! That’s essentially what we’re having for dinner tonight! ‘cept I wanted baked potatoes instead of the smashed… and I made it in the crockpot. The house smells divine!

  3. I’m also thankful that you are so gracious to invite your two “big” brothers to join you in this feast. You know that when we’re not home, you’re the first one they call! I heard this morning from one of them that it was “nothing like yours, Mom . . . very flavorful, juicy, not dry at all…” You might be creating a monster!

    Love you!

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