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Yankee-Style Pot Roast

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 3 hours • Serves: 8

2-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (4-1/2- to 5-pound) English roast
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (14 ounces) less-sodium beef broth
8 ounces white mushrooms, each cut into quarters
1 large yellow onion, diced
1-1/2 cups baby carrots
1-1/2 cups diced celery
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Fresh parsley sprigs for garnish (optional)

1. In small bowl, combine 2 teaspoons salt, garlic powder and pepper; rub mixture over beef. Heat 7- to 8-quart heavy bottom pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil and heat until hot but not smoking. Add beef and sear each side 3 to 4 minutes or until browned.

2. Add tomatoes with juice and broth. Heat to simmering over high heat. Cover and reduce heat to low; cook 2 hours longer.

3. Add mushrooms, onion, carrots, celery and thyme. Heat to simmering over high heat; reduce heat to low and cook 30 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender.

4. Transfer beef to cutting board; cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. With slotted spoon, transfer vegetables to bowl. Heat liquid remaining in pot to simmering over high heat. In medium bowl, combine sour cream and flour. Transfer 2 cups hot liquid into sour cream mixture, whisking constantly, then whisk sour cream mixture into pot. Heat to boiling over high heat; add remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Add vegetables back to pot with sauce.

5. To serve, slice beef and spoon vegetables and sauce over sliced beef. Garnish with parsley sprigs, if desired.

Approximate nutritional values per serving:615 Calories,
44g Fat (18g Saturated), 144mg Cholesterol, 1106mg Sodium,
14g Carbohydrates, 3g Fiber, 40g Protein

Chef Tip

Serve over egg noodles or mashed potatoes.