Pot Roast for Two Recipe
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Pot Roast for Two Recipe

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"A satisfying pot roast dinner doesn't have to feed an army, as this recipe proves," says Judy Armstrong (at left with her husband, Ron) of Norwell, Massachusetts. "I love the bold combination of spices in this moist and flavorful meal-in-one dish."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 beef eye of round steaks
  • 2 small carrots, cut into 3/4-inch chunks
  • 2 small potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 celery rib, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons onion soup mix
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon aniseed
  • 1/8 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg
  • Dash ground cloves


  1. Place steaks in an ungreased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Top with carrots, potatoes, celery and onion. Combine the tomatoes, broth, garlic, soup mix and seasonings; pour over vegetables. Cover and bake at 350° for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Pot Roast for Two in Taste of Home October/November 2001, p11

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Tenngarden User ID: 6651767 80926
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2013

"Used 1.4# chuck roast, whole baby carrots and whole baby gold potatoes. Came out perfect, 2 hrs in cast iron pot using extra beef broth to keep moist. Left out last 3 ingredients, did not sound good to us. Picky eater husband will eat again, next time making biscuits to sop up juice, yumm!"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 74069
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2010

"Loved this recipe. I served it with the Herb Bubble bread in the same issue."

cwbuff User ID: 441425 74068
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2010

"Goos recipe. I especially like the idea you can still eat favorites like pot roast even if there are only 2 of you. However, I substituted boneless chuck roast for the round steaks, it's much tenderer, used golden mushroom soup for the diced tomatoes, and thickened the gravy."

StrawberryRock8 User ID: 1774453 81413
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2008

"My husband is a meat and potatoes kinda guy, and since there are just two of us, this dinner is perfect! There are very rarely any leftovers, and I love soaking up the juices with bread."

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