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Pot roast may conjure thoughts of Sunday supper at the grandparents’ house, but this roast is anything but geriatric. With its nontraditional mix of Cajun spices, it pairs well with our grits soufflé, for a homey twist on a classic meal.
1Heat the oven to 300°F and arrange a rack in the lower third.
2In a small bowl, combine the salt, paprika, pepper, and cayenne. Evenly rub the spice mix on all sides of the roast; set aside.
3Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or a large, heavy-bottomed pot with a tightfitting lid over medium heat until smoking, about 5 minutes. Add the meat and brown it on all sides, about 20 minutes total; remove to a plate.
4Add the onion, celery, and garlic to the pot, season with salt, and cook until just softened, about 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste and stir to coat the vegetables. Pour the beef broth into the pot and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom. Add the thyme, reserved meat, and any accumulated juices to the pot and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook in the oven until the roast is fork tender, about 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
Cook beef tenderloin like a pro with our foolproof, easy recipe. A good hard sear in a frying pan gives the beef a beautiful crust, then a compound butter with garlic, thyme, and rosemary is rubbed in before you roast the tenderloin for about half an hour. Let it rest to redistribute all the delicious juices, then slice and serve with your favorite sides. You'll even impress yourself with this one.
Easy Roasted Acorn Squash
Roasted acorn squash couldn't be easier, or more delicious. A little butter, salt, freshly ground pepper, and a sprinkle of brown sugar to emphasize the squash's natural sweetness, plus about an hour in the oven, and you have a gorgeously caramelized side (or main dish, if you stuff the squash), with a pool of glaze in the center of each piece.
Spicy Oven-Roasted Chickpeas
These oven-roasted chickpeas are not only crunchy and spicy, but also tasty and healthy. Toss them with a little olive oil and spices, then throw them right into the oven for a quick and easy afternoon snack.