Momma's Pot Roast is fork tender, full of flavor, and perfect every time. Follow Momma's recipe...because after all, Momma knows best.
The Secret Behind This Recipe
So, here's the thing. Momma taught me the trick to cooking tender pot roast. She said to simmer the beef and onions in broth before adding the veggies to the mix. If you stew everything at once, the beef will be tough.
I know this is true because I didn't listen to Momma and found out the hard way she was right.
It couldn't be easier to make this roast, but it takes a long time to cook. Low and slow...as they always say. Of course, I get in a hurry about half way through and worry 'cause the beef isn't loosening up.
Patience has never been a friend of mine. You'd think I'd learn since it usually turns out great in the end. Sounds like a life lesson or something.
How to Make Momma's Pot Roast
Basically all you do is put some beef and onions in a medium dutch oven, (ad) add some stock, then let the oven work its magic. It's that easy.
The only hard part comes later when you cut up the carrots and potatoes. I hate peeling those little devils. Here comes the sassy stuff...sometimes I don't. Sometimes I wash them really well and cut them up just like they are. All right, most of the time, but who cares?
The good stuff is in the skin anyway. At least, that's what somebody told me. Besides, once those potatoes and carrots start cooking in the beef stock, you can't tell if it took two hours to peel them or not. 🙂
What Type of Roast Should I Choose?
One important note here. The roast will only be as good as the cut of beef you choose. Momma always chose a rump roast, so that's what I use.
I've tried everything else...from sirloin to chuck, but I'm sticking with the rump. After all, Momma knows best.
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