Italian Pot Roast

Italian Pot Roast

Serves 8

A pot roast is much easier to prepare than you might think and makes a fabulous one-dish dinner...and even better leftovers. It's simple to customize a pot roast by using different seasonings, liquid and vegetables.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (2 1/2 to 3 pounds) boneless beef chuck roast
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 sliced onions
  • 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1 pound potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 pound carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 sliced red bell peppers
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, combine basil, salt, oregano, garlic powder and pepper. Pat roast dry with paper towels and rub all over with seasoning mixture.

In a large Dutch oven or oven-proof heavy saucepot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add roast and brown on all sides. Remove to a plate and set aside. Add onions and 1/4 cup water and cook about 8 minutes or until tender and golden, stirring occasionally.

Stir in tomatoes and wine and bring to a boil. Add roast back to pot, cover and transfer to oven. Roast 2 hours.

Stir in potatoes, carrots and bell peppers, cover and continue roasting 45 minutes longer or until vegetables and meat are tender. Transfer roast and vegetables to a large serving platter and drizzle with pan juices.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:460 calories (130 from fat), 14g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 130mg cholesterol, 730mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (5g dietary fiber, 10g sugar), 46g protein
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