Yankee Pot Roast

Serves: 6


  • 1 boneless English Roast, 4-5 pounds, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1/2 cup flour season with Sea salt or kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Vegetable oil, such as canola
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme or 6 sprigs fresh
  • 1 large baking bag
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 31/2 cups water or half chicken stock, half water
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 8-10 small onions
  • 5 carrots in 1-2 inch pieces
  • 1 pound red potatoes or larger white potatoes in chunks
  • 1 pound large mushrooms, quartered


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Pour a sufficient amount of oil to cover the bottom of a large non-stick pan, heat on high.
  2. Lightly dust your roast with seasoned flour and sear meat until well browned on both sides. Remove meat and pour off oil.
  3. In a large baking bag, place roast, potatoes, stock, tomato paste, garlic, and onions. Bake in a 325o pre-heated oven for 1 hour.
  4. At 1 hour, add remaining vegetables to baking bag and cook for 1 1/2 hours more or until tender.
  5. Skim excess fat from the liquid, cut meat into serving size pieces, arrange on a heated platter and surround with vegetables. Moisten with some of the liquid, pass the remainder at the table and enjoy a true New England tradition.

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