Sunday, June 20, 2010
Pot Roast and a Very Happy Father's Day
Happy Father's Day to whoever's celebrating! Hubby is a very happy dad today cos he got some homemade pot roast. Men just love pot roast. Well, what's not to love? Nicely browned and braised hunk of beef, swimming in flavoursome gravy.
This is my first time making pot roast, actually. I don't have a recipe mainly because I winged it. Basically spent 20 minutes browning the meat (which I'd rubbed salt and pepper on while waiting for the olive oil to heat up) and then some chopped onions and carrots, before tossing everything together to simmer slowly in chicken stock with bay leaves, bits of thyme and a splash of sherry (port is even better if you have it). It was pretty much ready 99 minutes on my induction cooker, but I let it cook for a further 30 minutes (and the onions turned to mush - hey, instant thickener!).
Hope you all had something nice to eat today!
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