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Yankee Pot Roast

Recipe Information
Yankee Pot Roast is when you add vegetables to simmering roast half way through cooking.



  • 3 lbs (1.4 kg). round or chuck roast
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) water, beef broth, or beer (I use beer with about 1/2 cup (125 ml) honey)
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) dried basil, or thyme
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 medium potatoes, cut into fourths
  • 3 sweet potatoes cut into thirds
  • 8 carrots, cut into thirds
  • Trim excess fat from roast.
  • Heat about 2 tbsp (30 ml) oil in Dutch oven.
  • Coat all sides of meat with flour.
  • Brown meat slowly on all sides.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Add water or desired liquid. (if using the honey add it now)
  • Add basil or thyme, and Worcestershire.
  • Cover , bring to boil, reduce heat to simmer, and simmer for 2 hours.
  • Add vegetables, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Cover and contiue cooking about 45 minutes to 1 hour or till meat and vegetables are tender.
  • Add additional water or liquid to prevent sticking.
When making gravy, buy a bottle of gravy master. Take 1 cup water and add to it in measuring cup about 3 Tablespoons corn starch, stir with whisk add a little at a time to gravy to thicken. Follow instructions for gravy master of amount to use in gravy. Slice meat thickly, and serve with vegetables and gravy. HOPE YOU ENJOY!!!! IT IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE MEALS.