Pot Roast Recipes
Traditional homemade pot roast recipe. East pot roast recipe.
This is an old fashioned dish, often cooked in our grandmothers' time. Take a piece of fresh beef weighing about 5 or 6 pounds. It must not be too fat. Wash it and put it into a pot with just enough water to cover it. Set it over a slow fire, and once it has stewed an hour salt and pepper it. Then stew it slowly until tender, adding a bit of onion if liked. Do not replenish the water at the last, but let all nearly boil away. When tender all through take the meat from the pot and pour the gravy in a bowl.
Put a large lump of butter in the bottom of the pot, then dredge the piece of meat with flour and return it to the pot to brown, turning it often to prevent its burning. Take the gravy that you have poured from the meat into the bowl and skim off all the fat; pour this gravy in with the meat and stir in a large spoonful of flour wet with a bit of water; let it boil up 10 or 15 minutes time and pour into a gravy dish. Serve both hot, the meat on a platter. Some are very fond of this way of cooking a piece of beef which has been priorly placed in spiced pickle for two or three days.