Ginger Menzies of Steamboat Springs, Colorado often makes this zippy roast when expecting dinner guests. “It gives me time to visit and everyone always enjoys it-even my friend who's a chef,” she says.
"We raise beef and have a large garden, so I try to find new ways to use these ingredients to make nutritious meals," relates Joan Airey from Rivers, Manitoba. Simmered in a brown gravy flecked with veggies, this roast is fork tender when sliced.
"I grew up eating pot roast but disliked it until I got this recipe and changed a few ingredients," says Patricia Gasmund from Rockford, Illinois. "My 7-year old especially loves the seasoned apple gravy."
I've long used whole or ground cloves as my secret ingredient in cooking and baking. Added to an overnight marinade, they provide the gravy in this meaty main dish with great flavor. —Marijane Rea of Milwaukie, Oregon
This is a wonderful variation of classic pot roast. My family really enjoys it. The fruit is a nice change from the usual vegetables that normally accompany this dish.—Linda South, Pineville, North Carolina
"This heartwarming one-dish meal is adapted from a Pennsylvania Dutch recipe," says Donna Wilkinson of Clarksburg, Maryland. "I start the pot roast cooking before I leave for church, add vegetables when I get home, and then just sit back and relax until it's done."
I first made this recipe one cold winter day. My family (adults, kids and dogs) were having a blast sledding and playing in the snow all day, and when we came inside supper was ready! This pot roast is perfect served with mashed potatoes, rice or crusty dinner rolls.—Holly Battiste, Barrington, New Jersey