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Help me with my pot roast please!


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Help me with my pot roast please!

PuniceaRana | Aug 15, 2011 05:54 PM

By all accounts from friends and family, I am a good cook. I can make and master almost anything. However there is one "classic staple" that I cannot seem to get right, no matter how many times I have tried. Pot roast: the one dinner I cannot seem to get "right". I have made a goal to finally be able to do a great pot roast. I have tried repeatedly, using different cuts of beef, on top of the stove and in the oven....but each time it always comes out dry. The carrots onions and potatoes always are amazing, the roast itself meh... Mind you it is falling apart tender and there is plenty of gravy but the meat itself is dry. Yes I make sure to use the fatty cuts of meat and don't trim. What am I doing wrong? Please, please, please! I beg you, send me all the tricks your Bubbe passed down to you for her beloved pot roast. While I am mostly requesting cooking tips and suggestions, I would also love to receive time tested family recipes - grandma's recipes are always the best! My only request is that due to a food allergies of one of the family, the recipe cannot contain tomatoes or barley.

I know my fellow hounds will come to my rescue and share their wisdom so that I can finally master this classic dish. Thank you all so very much!


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