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Garlic-Rubbed Yankee Pot Roast

Rubbing garlic onto the roast before browning adds lots of flavor. With this recipe, the meat and vegetables turn out moist and tender.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    4-6 servings


  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 boneless beef eye round roast (3 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium tomato juice
  • 4 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free seasoning blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered


  • Rub garlic onto roast, then coat with flour. In a large Dutch oven, brown roast in oil. Add the tomato juice, carrots, onions, celery, bay leaves, seasoning blend, thyme and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-1/2 hours, turning meat occasionally.
  • Add potatoes; simmer for 30 minutes or until tender. Discard bay leaves. Remove roast and slice; serve with vegetables and gravy.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 260 calories, 10g fat (0 saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 92mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.

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  • DrMC
    Jan 16, 2011

    The recipe was easy and tasted great. It had good flavor, although I added rosemary and parsnips.