NEW ENGLAND POT ROAST
New England Pot Roast
- Cooking Time: 4 hrs
- Servings: 8
- Preparation Time: 30
- 1 boneless beef chuck arm, shoulder or blade pot roast (4 lb)
- 1 to 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 jar (8 oz) prepared horseradish
- 1 cup water
- 8 small potatoes, cut in half
- 8 medium carrots, cut into fourths
- 8 small onions, skins removed
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
In 4-quart Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until brown on all sides. Reduce heat to low.
Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper. Spread horseradish over all sides of beef. Add 1 cup water to Dutch oven. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 2 hours 30 minutes.
Add potatoes, carrots and onions to Dutch oven. Cover and simmer about 1 hour or until beef and vegetables are tender.
Remove beef and vegetables to warm platter; keep warm. Skim excess fat from broth in Dutch oven. Add enough water to broth to measure 2 cups. In tightly covered container, shake 1/2 cup cold water and the flour; gradually stir into broth. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Serve gravy with beef and vegetables.
Slow Cooker Directions: In 12-inch skillet, cook beef over medium heat until brown on all sides. In 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, place potatoes, carrots and onions. Place beef on vegetables. In small bowl, mix horseradish, salt and pepper; spread evenly over beef. Pour water into slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
note: I don't always have (and rarely do have) horseradish on hand. In that case I use a dijon mustard.
Spreading a layer of horseradish all over the outside of the meat is the secret to making this pot roast. Contrary to what you might think, the horseradish doesn't add a hot or spicy flavor. Instead, it mellows during cooking, leaving behind a delicious flavor you can't quite put your finger on.