This dish takes the ordinary pot roast and transforms it into a delightful and delicious escape from the traditional meat and potatoes. It's a family favorite. Don't forget the crusty Italian bread for dipping! A traditional bruschetta goes well with this also. Although not included in recipe, you can add some cut green pepper with vegetables and throw in some sliced mushrooms for last 1/2 hour if you like. This is my recipe so feel free to make it yours.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
3 hrs 30 mins
total:
4 hrs
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Generously season roast on all sides with salt, black pepper, and granulated garlic.

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  • Heat olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over high heat until oil begins to smoke. Add roast to pot and sear to form a crust, about 5 minutes per side. Remove roast and lower heat to medium.

  • Stir onions, celery, and garlic into pot; cook and stir, scraping any brown bits off the bottom, for 1 to 2 minutes. Add oregano and basil to onion mixture; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  • Pour dry sherry into onion mixture; bring to a boil while scraping any browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Cook, stirring, until the liquid is reduced, about 5 minutes. Add canned tomatoes and cook until mixture just begins to bubble.

  • Stir vegetable juice cocktail and wine into tomato mixture. Return roast and any accumulated juices to pot, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes.

  • Stir potatoes, carrots, and onions into pot and simmer until meat and vegetables are tender, about 2 1/2 hours. Remove meat to rest; remove vegetables to a bowl. Slice meat and serve topped with vegetables and sauce.

Cook's Note:

This can also be done in a slow cooker on Low, 8 to 10 hours.

Nutrition Facts

480 calories; protein 32.9g 66% DV; carbohydrates 33g 11% DV; fat 21.9g 34% DV; cholesterol 95.2mg 32% DV; sodium 1073.3mg 43% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2015
I made no changes. This is a gourmet meal. We had guests and they could not stop talking about the fantastic flavored. They wanted the recipe. If this is pot roast we don't need T-Bone steak. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2017
I was stoked to try this recipe because I find regular pot roasts to be bland and boring and I don't enjoy them and the reviews made this sound awesome. I followed the recipe to a T and I found it to be just another bland and boring pot roast with a bit more basil and oregano and a bit more work. I won't be making this again. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2015
I made no changes. This is a gourmet meal. We had guests and they could not stop talking about the fantastic flavored. They wanted the recipe. If this is pot roast we don't need T-Bone steak. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2015
Yummy! nice change from the same old pot roast Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2016
This is gourmet comfort food! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2016
Made it just as the recipe indicated and it was wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2018
Great alternative to regular pot roast and yes, the house smells heavenly while cooking. My guests loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2015
Very tasty. It does take a little bit of time but for my husband to take seconds on vegetables it was worth it. Definitely will make again. I did take some of the au jus and thickened it to have more of a gravy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2016
At first glance it looks complicated, but, it is easy to make and really fantastic. I did not have V8 so I substituted Tabasco Bloody Mary mix. My family said they would like this "weekly". Kudos for a great dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2016
We altered some spices but this is a great recipe Read More
Rating: 2 stars
07/19/2016
Event though the recipe states it can be done in a crock-pot I would not. It did not turn out well despite following the recipe. I'm sure the normal prep method results in a better product. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2017
I was stoked to try this recipe because I find regular pot roasts to be bland and boring and I don't enjoy them and the reviews made this sound awesome. I followed the recipe to a T and I found it to be just another bland and boring pot roast with a bit more basil and oregano and a bit more work. I won't be making this again. Read More