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Brasato Stile Italiano (Pot Roast Italian Style)

Rated as 4.53 out of 5 Stars
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"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."
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Ingredients

4 h servings 480
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Generously season roast on all sides with salt, black pepper, and granulated garlic.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • This can also be done in a slow cooker on Low, 8 to 10 hours.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 480 calories; 21.9 33 32.9 95 1073 Full nutrition

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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.

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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 fo...

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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.

Yummy! nice change from the same old pot roast

Made it just as the recipe indicated and it was wonderful!

This is gourmet comfort food!

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 ha...

Great alternative to regular pot roast and yes, the house smells heavenly while cooking. My guests loved it!

Great variation on traditional roast.

We adored this recipe. It'll go into the rotation from now on. The only modification I had to make (owing to the fact that I forgot to get the V8) was that I substituted beef broth for the veggi...

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 fo...