Ree titled this one her perfect pot roast and after a perfect pulled pork… I believed the Pioneer Woman would do this one justice. I did not list the amount of each ingredient as you should refer to the link for the original recipe. The only changes I made were due to the limitations of my kitchen supplies (fresh herbs, veggie stock etc). I shared this one with friends and it was received very well. I can’t wait to make it again.
- 3 cloves garlic
- thyme (I used dried)
- rosemary (I used dried)
- 4 lb Rump Roast
- 3 C Vegetable Stock
- 1 C Wine
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.
Generously salt and pepper the chuck roast.
Heat the olive oil in large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the halved onions to the pot, browning them on both sides. Remove the onions to a plate.
Throw the carrots into the same very hot pot and toss them around a bit until slightly browned, about a minute or so. Reserve the carrots with the onions.
If needed, add a bit more olive oil to the very hot pot. Place the meat in the pot and sear it for about a minute on all sides until it is nice and brown all over. Remove the roast to a plate.
With the burner still on high, use either red wine or beef broth (about 1 cup) to deglaze the pot, scraping the bottom with a whisk. Place the roast back into the pot and add enough beef stock to cover the meat halfway.
Add in the onions and the carrots, along with the fresh herbs.
Put the lid on, then roast for 3 hours for a 3-pound roast. For a 4 to 5-pound roast, plan on 4 hours. The roast is ready when it’s fall-apart tender.