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Mom’s Pot Roast

Nothing says “comfort food” to me like a delicious, made from scratch, pot roast! My mom always made a mean pot roast and because I like sharing the love I’m passing on the recipe to you 🙂 Guten Appetit!


  • Bottom round
  • 1 small bag of new potatoes (really any potatoes will do – just make sure to cut large ones into quarters)
  • 1 small bag of carrots
  • 2 beef cubes
  • Garlic salt
  • 1 chopped onion
  • Dutch oven
  • 1 small/fine sieve

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Cooking Directions (it all takes place on the stove top)

  • Warm some vegetable oil and a pad of butter in the Dutch oven on high heat.
  • Add the onion.
  • Salt and pepper the bottom round and then brown each side of the meat (still on high heat).
  • Pour water half way up the meat. Add 2 beef cubes and sprinkle with garlic salt.
  • Bring meat to a boil, and then simmer. Cover and let cook for 1 hour.
  • Next, add carrots and potatoes. Cover and simmer for at least 1 ½ – 2 hours.

* Cooking time will depend on the size of your bottom round, so I check my meat after the 1 ½ hours, but may decide to let it simmer for another hour or two if I feel the meat isn’t tender enough (I like when it just falls apart).



  • Remove meat and vegetables from the Dutch oven, leaving only the sauce behind.
  • Using a fine sieve sprinkle 1 tablespoon of flour into sauce, whisking as you sieve.
  • Continue to add flour slowly through the sieve until desired thickness.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add meat and vegetables back into gravy.

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Grab a bowl and a spoon and cozy up with some seriously delicious goodness 🙂

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