Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Heaven Scent Pot Roast

I decided to make another dish from the True Blood Eats, Drinks and Bites. Check out my pot roast inspired by Luna and Sam!
Preheat the oven to 350. 
Next heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium to high heat. Take your 4lb chuck roast and season with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. 
Dust with some flower and place in pan. Make sure to brown all sides of roast.

Push the meat to one side of the pot and add the onions and garlic. Stir and cook until they are aromatic. Next add the beef broth.
Move the roast to the center of the pot and arrange the onions-garlic around it. 
Now add the dark beer (if using), carrots and bay leaves. The beer is optional but I thought it would add to the overall flavor. 
Cover the pot and place in oven for 30 mins. Check on the roast, lower heat to 300 and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Using a meat temp thermometer, make sure the core temperature reaches at least 150...which is medium rare.
Remove roast from pot and let stand for about 10 mins. Discard bay leaves and skim off any fat from the pot gravy. 
Slice the roast and serve with the gravy and carrots/vegetables. 
Craig was super hungry so this roast was perfect...and wont last long LOL!You can definitely taste the cayenne pepper and the dark beer adds a richer flavor. 
In Craig's words, "delicious!" 
Plus it will be great for his lunch tomorrow. 
Here is a little video Google+ made me. Really cool...and scary...I mean who told it to do that. There is music and everything! 
-Cake Bunny