“I grew up in my Italian grandmother’s home, and whenever I think of her, I remember comfort foods like pot roast. This recipe is te result of experimentation,” writes Amy Miazga from Ballston Spa, New York.
My greatest inspiration to learn how to cook came from my mom. She was always feeding everyone, and that's why I know only how to cook for a crowd. This recipe accommodates either, but leftovers are great for sandwiches or a hearty barley soup.—Dorothy Duder, North Hollywood, California
My grandmother passed this recipe down to my mom, and it's a gem. The tasty sauce makes the beef and carrots so tender, and it's made with many ingredients you'll already have on hand. You won't want to eat pot roast any other way! —Krista Smith Kliebenstein, Broomfield, Colorado
After our children grew up and left home, it was hard to cook for only two people. Now I've found a few tricks to make things easier. (Leftovers of this pot roast would be scrumptious in the Italian Beef with Mushrooms recipe at left.)