The Leets family decided to take a trip to our home town. We drove over 3000 miles with two dogs. It was a great trip. We got to see family and friends, some of whom we haven’t seen in years. We ate so much food, that I think we could fast for a month and still not get hungry. I’m only kidding of course. I had every intention of blogging about our food ventures while we were gone. The thing about hanging out with people you haven’t seen in years is you are so wrapped up in their company that you forget to take pictures. Like all good vacations it had to end. T and I were very happy to be home when we finally got back.
This meal is a simple meal that has comfort written all over it. The ingredients are simple and the herbs were fresh from my back yard. I have a hedge of rosemary bushes. Yes, bushes of rosemary. This plant is so hearty that is thrives in our hot summers and has survived several freezes. If you think you can’t grow plants, try rosemary. It tastes yummy too.
Simple Pot Roast
1 beef pot roast
6-10 cloves of peeled garlic
3 sprigs of rosemary
1/2 can of beef broth
1 sliced onion
3 sliced carrots
1 chopped sweet potato
2 tbsp coconut oil
salt and pepper
Heat a large dutch oven to high heat. While the pan heats up season both sides of your roast generously with salt and pepper.
Peel your garlic. When the pan is very hot add oil. Sear the roast on both sides, approximately 1-2 minutes. You want a nice browning so that you have that great full flavor when your meat is done.
Turn the stove off and add stock, garlic, and rosemary. Try and tuck two of the sprigs down on the sides of the meat.
Cover the roast and put in the oven on low heat. Cook meat for 2 hours. Chop vegetables and add them to your pot.
Continue to cook until the vegetables are tender, we left it in for another 4 hours because we went to the movies. The roast is done when you can pull it apart with a fork. 3 hours would be sufficient cooking time. We added the sweet potato at the same time as the carrots and it ended up very soft. I suggest you leave it out until the last 20 minutes of cooking so it stays a little more firm. This was a perfect comfort meal after days of driving and eating on the road.
This is a perfect meal for a busy day because there are very few ingredients and you can practically ignore it until you’re hungry. That’s what we did.