Everyday Meals

Beef Pot Roast

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 pounds boneless chuck roast
  • 1onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Step 2

    Heat a heavy Dutch oven on top of the stove over medium high heat.Add oil, and sear meat in the center of the pan for 4 minutes. Turn meat over with tongs; sear all sides for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.Remove meat from pan.Arrange onion, garlic, and 1 bay leaf in the bottom of the pan, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.Return meat to pan, place remaining bay leaf on top of meat, and cover.

  • Step 3

    Cook in the oven for 30 minutes at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).Reduce the heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), and cook for 1 1/2 hours.Remove roast to a platter to rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Slice, and top with onions and gravy.

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