“I normally add bay leaf to my beef roast, but one day when I was out, I sprinkled on pickling spice instead,” recalls Ruth T. of Port Edwards, Wisconsin. “The roast had a wonderful aroma, tasted terrific and the spices made delicious gravy.” Beef Main Dish Recipes» Winning Dinner Recipes»
The robust flavor of beef sweetened by onions makes this a recipe you’ll repeat. Fix a double batch–serving half tonight and freezing the rest. It’s great with mashed potatoes.—Linda Stemen, Monroeville, IN
"I love cooking a pot roast on the weekend because it can simmer for hours while I'm doing other things," says Leona Therou of Overland Park, Kansas. Her hearty beef roast with potatoes and carrots makes enough for a family of four with plenty left over.