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Small Joint of Beef .. how would I make pot roast?

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Twiglett Tue 01-Feb-05 16:07:41

never had it, not sure I even know what it is

but don't want to do a roast beef job IYKWIM

recipes gratefully accepted

bundle Tue 01-Feb-05 16:09:23

yes, what is pot roast? does it all fall apart and cook slowly? is it just stew but in a big lump?

Kayleigh Tue 01-Feb-05 16:12:23

no idea, but fascinated

Kayleigh Tue 01-Feb-05 16:13:18

I assume you cook it in the pot with all the veg. Probably like a casserole but with a lump of meat. That's what the name suggests.
Am sure someone will be here shortly with some links

Yorkiegirl Tue 01-Feb-05 16:14:55

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tunise Tue 01-Feb-05 16:16:52

Yes, just a lump of meat cooked with all the veg in stock or gravy very slowly in quite a low oven. I cook it for about 3 hours.

Kayleigh Tue 01-Feb-05 16:19:05

thanks Yorkiegirl, sounds scrummy. Do you make it or do you just find links

doggiewalker Tue 01-Feb-05 16:50:07

Funnily enough I was only looking at these joints in the s/market a half hour ago but didn't know what to do with it!

Won't the veggies be overcooked though?

RTKangaMummy Tue 01-Feb-05 16:58:37

DH cooks a beautiful Pot Roast

But he is at parents evening ATM

When he has finished seeing the parents {and we all know how long parents can talk when talking about their sons/}

I will ask him but is is wonderful

The vegs are soft and the meat melts in your mouth.

We have with mashed pots and fresh veg

Will get receipe when he comes home

Yorkiegirl Tue 01-Feb-05 17:40:53

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RTKangaMummy Tue 01-Feb-05 18:08:50


1.8kg[4lb] topside of beef

4 garlic cloves

2 tbsp chopped thyme

15 slices pancetta

3 tbsp olive oil

12 shallots

6 baby carrots {topped and tailed}

2 stick celary, finely chopped

500ml {18fl oz} red wine

2 bay leaves

1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes

Preheat oven 180C, fan oven 170C, gas 4

wipe meat, make incisions around it with shape knife, and push in garlic slices.

scatter chopped thyme over top and press down lightly

lay the pancettta slices over the beef tie on with string

heat oil to med heat in oven proof casserole

brown beefon all sides until pancetta is goldern brown

remove meat and set asside

reduce eat and brown shallots gently,add 2 carrots and celary and cook for 5 mins until soft

scope together brown bits from bottom of dish, add wine, + 300ml water turn up heat and BUBBLE for 5 mins

return beef and any juices to the casserole with thyme, bay leaves and tomatoes bring to the boil

cover and cook in oven for 55 mins turn the meat over and cover and cook for another 55 mins.

Add more wine and water if necessary.

Add remaining carrots and dumplings 15 before the end


175g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp chopped thyme

1 small egg, beaten

100ml milk

put all ingrediants into food processor season well, whizz briefly until combined

tip into floured bowl

floured hands and rollinto 6 dumplings

Twiglett Tue 01-Feb-05 18:27:52

that sounds yummy

and far more complicated than the onion, carrot, swede, meat, stock, bouquet garni, peppercorn mixture I chucked in the oven

still .. smells quite nice so far

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