Home-Style Pot Roast Recipe
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Home-Style Pot Roast Recipe

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Tender meat, lots of vegetables and a pleasant sauce make this meal-in-one from Olga Montecorboli of Hartsdale, New York hearty and filling.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3-1/4 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3-1/4 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 beef eye round roast (2-1/2 pounds)
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups plus 1/3 cup water, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups dry red wine or reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 16 small red potatoes, halved
  • 5 medium carrots, halved lengthwise and cut into 2-inch lengths
  • 2 medium onions, quartered
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon browning sauce, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 341 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 500mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.


  1. Coat the roast with 2 tablespoons flour. In a nonstick Dutch oven, brown roast on all sides in oil over medium-high heat; drain. Add 1-1/2 cups water, wine, bouillon and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours.
  2. Add the potatoes, carrots and onions; cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until meat and vegetables are tender. Remove meat and vegetables; keep warm.
  3. Pour pan juices into a measuring cup; skim fat. Add enough water to measure 2 cups. In a small saucepan, combine remaining flour and water until smooth. Stir in salt and browning sauce if desired. Gradually stir in the 2 cups pan juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with roast and vegetables. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Home-Style Pot Roast in Light & Tasty October 2005, p58

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Nov. 8, 2009

"This recipe is absolutely delicious, I made it with a hearty red wine and the gravy turned out excellent. The next day I combined all of the leftovers with the gravy and made a hash which was also delicious."

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