3lbs pot roast
2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks
4 small turnips peeled and quartered
3 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch rounds
1 large onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
4 bay leaves
2 tbsp chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste
8 oz dry cider, or beef stock
1 tbsp flour
Soak both the top and bottom of your Romertopf roaster in cold water for about 15 minutes.
Place the sliced onion, 2 bay leaves and garlic in the pot.
Place the beef on top and surround with carrots and turnips.
Place the last two bay leaves on top of the meat, add the parsley and season to taste.
Pour the stock or cider over the meat and place pot in a cold oven.
Heat the oven to 400F and cook for about 1 hour.
Remove the pot and add the zucchini. Return to the oven for a further 40 minutes.
Remove from the oven and test the meat with a fine skewer, it should enter easily.
Lift the meat and vegetables out of the pot and keep warm
Drain off the sauce.
For more sauce with the meat, increase the amount by adding 5 oz of beefstock to the sauce and thickening it with 2 - 3 tsp of flour dissolved in 3 tsp of cold water. Whisk well until the sauce is brought to the boil and thickens. Check seasoning and strain into sauce boat.
Serve with the beef.
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