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Traditional Yankee Pot Roast

Here's a traditional main dish that's tested and true. It's been a favorite with my family for many years. —Vera Burke, West Pittston, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    14 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 large onions, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into eighths

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, brown roast on all sides over medium-high heat in oil. Remove roast and set aside.
  • Add the onions, carrots, celery, tomatoes, water, salt, thyme and pepper to the pan. Bring to a boil. Return roast to pan. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours.
  • Add potatoes. Cover; cook 30-40 minutes longer or until meat and vegetables are tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 287 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 332mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein.

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  • Gramafk7
    Jan 4, 2021

    Wonderful roast recipe, my family enjoyed it. It isn’t fancy nor does it have anything other than old-fashioned spices & ingredients that older generations used. It doesn’t use trendy new spices etc. it’s simply a truly old-fashion roast, so if your looking for a trendy recipe this isn’t it but if you want home cooking like granny makes this is it & it’s delicious. Also “Charlie” evidently you were not taught that vulgarity is an over simplification of a simple mind.

  • peanutsnona76
    Oct 15, 2020

    Very good, old fashioned recipe! I like to add a bay leaf, a bit of marjoram, and sometimes a bit of Worchestershire sauce for a change. @Charlie-there is no need to be such an absolute vulgarian! If you dislike the recipe you could state so in a polite manner. Your trashy language is revolting! Anyway, thank you to Vera Burke for this recipe; my family enjoys it.

  • FRED
    May 9, 2020

    Can this be made in a slo cooker?

  • Charlie
    Mar 29, 2020

    Taste like boiled dung.

  • Doris
    Jan 27, 2019

    No comment left

  • sandyraebriggs
    Apr 19, 2013

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  • sgrantham
    Jan 15, 2012

    My family loves this & its very easy to make for a sunday dinner. I follow the recipe as is and it turns out perfect every time.

  • ginnyppr
    Mar 9, 2011

    yummy I've made this recipe alot it is one of my favorites.

  • deveykelly
    Jul 2, 2010

    My family loved it. It took the veges a lot longer to cook than the recipe call for. We ate an hour or more later than planned. I would allow more time when making this.

  • elvah90062
    Jan 6, 2010

    I DID THIS RECIPE AND I ADDED AND CHANGED A COUPLE OF INGREDIENTS. I DIDNT USE POTATOES OR SALT. I USED CHICKEN BOUILLON AND DID RICE FOR MY SIDE DISH. IT WAS REALLY GOOD. MY CO-WORKERS LOVED IT AND I PASSED THE RECIPE ON.