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Yankee Pot Roast Recipe

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Preparation: 15 mins
Cooking: 3 hrs35 mins
Total: 3 hrs50 mins
Serves: 10 people


  • 4 lb beef chuck roast
  • 10 oz beef broth
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary crushed
  • 4 carrots chopped lengthwise
  • 8 small white onions
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup flour


  1. Brown beef on both sides in a large heavy pan. Pour in beef broth. 

  2. Cover and cook over low heat for 2.5 hours.

  3. Add salt, pepper, rosemary, carrots and onions. Cook covered for 1 hour longer or until vegetables are done. 

  4. Transfer beef and vegetables to a serving dish and set aside.

  5. Blend water and flour. Stir the flour-water mixture slowly into pan juices. 

  6. Cook until gravy is thickened, stirring constantly. Season with additional salt and pepper.

  7. Pour the gravy over the beef and vegetables. Serve.

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