|Chuck roast was on sale at Kroger, so I had planned to make a pot roast. My friend Kristina was out of town for work, so she gave me her farm share for the week, as long as I would pick it up, it was mine for the taking. There were turnips in the box, so I decided to add them to the pot roast since I had no idea what else to do with them. A couple people had recommended Pioneer Woman's Pot Roast recipe. I adpated it a little, to add in turnips and potatoes. I still have no idea what to do with the turnip greens, which were about 10 times the size of the turnips.|
1 whole (3 to 4 pounds) chuck roast
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 whole onion
3 to 4 turnips
2 russet potatoes
1 pound of carrots, peeled
1 cup red wine
2 to 3 cups beef stock
2 sprigs fresh thyme
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
1 bay leaf
Heat a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Then add 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
Cut the onion in half, cut 6 to 8 carrots into 2-inch slices, cut the turnips in half and cut the potatoes into 2” cubes. When the oil in the pot is very hot (but not smoking), add in the halved onions and turnips, browning them on one side and then the other. Remove the onions to a plate.
Throw the carrots and potatoes into the same very hot pan and toss them around a bit until slightly browned, about a minute or so.
If needed, add a bit more olive oil to the very hot pan. Salt and pepper the roast. Place the meat in the pan and sear it for about a minute on all sides until it is nice and brown all over. Remove the roast to a plate.
With the burner still on high, use the red wine to deglaze the pan, scraping the bottom with a whisk to get all of that wonderful flavor up.
When the bottom of the pan is sufficiently deglazed, place the roast back into the pan and add enough beef stock to cover the meat halfway (about 2 to 3 cups). Add in the onion, turnip, carrots, potatoes, as well as the rosemary, thyme and bay leaf.
Put the lid on, then roast in a 275F oven for 3 hours (for a 3-pound roast). For a 4 to 5-pound roast, plan on 4 hours.
Adapted from the Pioneer Woman
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