October 22, 2013



This garlicky pot roast,slow baked till tender, is a delicious, comforting one pot meal.

Garlicky Pot Roast On White Platter

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First I’d like to share this Garlicky Pot Roast recipe with you. I love slow cooked, one pot meals. I especially love the delicious aroma that emits from the oven as they cook. Nothing makes a home more welcoming and comforting than the smell of cooking that radiates from the kitchen. As the name indicates, this roast is garlicky; the sliced cloves are inserted directly into meat. If you are not a big garlic fan, you can still make the roast—just add two cloves of garlic to the broth and don’t use any on the roast. It will come out GRRREAT!

Platter Garlicky Pot Roast On Top Of A Wooden Board



3 to 4 lb. chuck roast
6 cloves garlic, sliced in half lengthwise
4 medium carrots, cut into 2 inch chunks
2 large onions, quartered lengthwise
2 medium potatoes, quartered
1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
1 (10.5 oz) can beef comsume plus equal amount of water
1 rounded tbsp. flour
2 sprigs rosemary (about 5 inches)
5 single stems of thyme (about 5 inches long)
2 to 3 tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 tsp. salt 
1 tsp. pepper 


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Pat chuck roast dry using paper towels. Using a small knife, cut twelve 3/4 inch slits on the exterior of roast and insert a piece of garlic in each slit. Make sure slits are big enough to completely imbed the garlic. Season roast with pepper and 1 teaspoon salt. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a large heavy bottom oven proof pan or a Dutch oven on medium high. Sear roast until golden brown on all sides, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Add up to 1 tbsp. more oil during cooking if needed. Tip: meat is ready to turn when it easily releases from pan. Remove pan from heat. Scrape off and discard any black bits at the bottom of the pan.  Wipe bottom with paper towel if there are lots black bits remaining.

Reduce heat to medium. Make sure there is a light coat of oil at the bottom of the pan. If not, add 1 tbsp. oil. Add flour and stir for 30 seconds. Add balsamic vinegar and whisk. It will form a paste. Increase heat to medium high and immediately add beef consume and water. Whisk until lumps are dissolved. Add half teaspoon salt.

Return roast to pot. Place carrots, onions, and potatoes around meat. Tuck in sprigs of thyme and rosemary. Cover when liquid comes to a boil. Place in oven and bake for about 3 hours or until meat is tender. Check for doneness at the 2 1/2 hour mark for a 3 pound roast and 2 3/4 mark for a 4 pound roast.

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  1. I can't wait to try the Garlicky Pot Roast! Sounds delish!

  2. The recipe on this blog that appeals to me the most is the Minestrone Soup with High Fiber Pasta. I am a soup love and the high fiber pasta will help to keep my kids full.

  3. I like the Egg Panzanella with Balsamic Dressing

  4. Your Buffalo Chicken Quiche sounds great!

  5. The Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bread sounds delicious.
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  6. the garlicky pot roast sounds great.

  7. Almond Joy Fried dough

  8. Thanks for the giveaway…we like the Buffalo Chicken Quiche recipe.

  9. The Deluxe Peanut Butter Choco Mallows recipe really appeals to me. Just looks amazing.

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  12. The Banana Stuffed Fried Dough sounds yummo!

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  14. This one sounds the best!!! http://www.ingoodflavor.com/2013/04/cavacas-portuguese-pastry.html

  15. The Steak and Cheese Fried Dough sounds delicious. I am going to make it.

  16. That Garlicky Pot Roast caught my attention!1 I m going to try that really soon!!

  17. The Seafood Lasagna looks great, but so do many of the other recipes.

  18. I like the Brussels Sprouts with Apple Walnut and Bacon recipe. It's my favorite vegetable.

  19. Have to try the The Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bread!

  20. The Spinach & Ritz Cracker Stuffed Mushrooms look delightful!

  21. I'd like to try the Buffalo Chicken Quiche...we love anything buffalo chicken!

  22. I want to try the recipe for Double Chocolate Bread in a Can.

  23. The Chicken Apple and Bacon Pot Pie sounds like a fun twist

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  30. The spinach and ritz cracker stuffed mushrooms sound delicious! I love stuffed mushrooms


  31. The Cavacas (Portuguese Pastry) sounds yummy!

  32. I saw the seafood lasagna. It looks so yummy.


  33. The cream cheese pumpkin bread sounds yummy. I love the taste of pumpkin. :-)

  34. I want to try the banana stuffed fried dough.

  35. I'd like to try the Buffalo Chicken Quiche. sounds so yummy :)

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  38. The Asian Sweet Roll Pig in a Blanket sounds good!

  39. Almond Joy Fried Dough?? My mouth is watering!

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  42. Asian Sweet Roll Pig in a Blanket

  43. Double Chocolate Bread in a Can sounds interesting

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  46. I love the The Banana Stuffed Fried Dough, I have never tried anything like it..sounds delish KMillheim609@aol.com