Pot Roast with Gravy

6
Total Time
3 hr 25 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
3 hr 10 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Moderate
Serve this dish with roasted potatoes or egg noodles to soak up the rich gravy. Leftovers make incredible sandwiches.

Ingredients

paprika

1½ Tbsp, sweet-variety

dark brown sugar

1 Tbsp

table salt

1½ tsp

black pepper

1 tsp, freshly ground

uncooked lean and trimmed beef brisket

3 pound(s), washed and patted dry

olive oil cooking spray

3 spray(s)

uncooked onion(s)

2½ pound(s), sliced

uncooked carrot(s)

3 small, sliced

bay leaf

2 leaf/leaves

water

¼ cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF.*
  2. In a small bowl, combine paprika, sugar, salt and pepper; rub all over meat.
  3. Coat a large Dutch oven with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat. Sear meat until well-browned on outside (including edges), about 3 to 5 minutes per side; remove meat and set aside. Add onions, carrots, bay leaves and water to pot, scraping bottom of pot to incorporate pan drippings. Place meat on top of vegetables and cover tightly; place in oven and cook for 2 hours.
  4. Remove pot from oven and transfer meat to a cutting board; cut meat into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Keep meat tightly packed so slices are each stacked against one another and it remains in the same shape as before you cut the meat.
  5. Working in batches, process vegetable mixture in a blender or food processor until smooth. Pour half of pureed gravy back into pot, carefully place meat on top and finish pouring gravy over the meat. Cover pot and place back in oven; cook for 1 more hour.
  6. Serving size: 4 to 5 slices meat and 1/2 c gravy

Notes

*You can also cook the meat on top of the stove over low heat. Season gravy with salt just before serving, if desired.

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