Old-Fashioned Pot Roast with Gravy Recipe
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Old-Fashioned Pot Roast with Gravy Recipe

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"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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours 5 min.
MAKES:12-14 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours 5 min.
MAKES: 12-14 servings


  • 1 beef rump roast or bottom round roast (3-1/2 to 4 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup red wine or beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried basil, marjoram, oregano and thyme
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cold water

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 ounces) equals 176 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 211 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 23 g protein.


  1. Cut roast in half; brown in a Dutch oven in oil on all sides. Sprinkle with pepper. Place the carrots, onion and garlic in a 5-qt. slow cooker; top with the roast. In a bowl, combine the tomato sauce, wine or broth, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings; pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove meat and keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; pour into a saucepan. Bring to a boil. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Return to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with a sliced beef. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Pot Roast in Quick Cooking January/February 2003, p58

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Nov. 12, 2014

"Delicious and tender with a italian flavored tomato gravy."

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