Soy-Braised Stove-Top Pot Roast with Carrots
Soy-Braised Stove-Top Pot Roast with Carrots is a delicious variation of roast beef that cooks on top of the stove!
Recently I shared a photo of my new blue enamel covered cast-iron dutch oven by Chantal, the pan that may be responsible for my current love of pot roast. I think I’ve been waiting my whole life for a pan like this, where you brown the meat well, add a bit of liquid, and let it simmer away to perfect tenderness while you’re busy doing something else.
The idea for this Soy-Braised Stove-Top Pot Roast with Carrots came from this tried and true crockpot roast recipe on Taste and Tell (a Utah blog!) I used essentially the same ingredients that Deborah did, but at the end I thickened the liquid to make a sauce, which I served over the roast and carrots. This recipe had quite a bit more liquid than I’d used before when I made pot roast in this pan and I thought about using less water, but in the end I was glad there was plenty of delicious sauce. I agree with Deborah, this pot roast recipe is a definite keeper.
More Yummy Recipes for Pot Roast:
- 3 lb. beef chuck roast, fat trimmed
- steak rub, to season roast before browning (see notes)
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1 tsp. dried rosemary
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 bay leaves
- 8 peppercorns
- 8 large carrots, peeled and cut into same-size diagonal cut pieces
- 1 T cornstarch
- Trim most of the visible fat, especially on the edges of the pot roast, and rub with steak rub (optional) or salt and pepper.
- Heat olive oil in heavy dutch-oven type pan and brown the roast well on all sides. (I even stand it up and brown the edges if it’s a thick roast like this one.)
- While roast browned, I put the rosemary, thyme, and garlic powder into my mortar and pestle and ground them together. This is optional, since I strained the sauce later, but I think grinding dried spices releases a lot of flavor.
- When roast is well browned, add water, soy sauce, dried rosemary, dried thyme, garlic powder, bay leaves, and peppercorns.
- Reduce heat to lowest possible simmer, cover pan, and cook about 2 1/2 hours, or until beef is starting to get tender.
- Remove meat to a plate and add carrots to bottom of the pan.
- Put roast back on top of carrots and cook about 30 minutes more, or until meat is very tender and carrots are barely tender. (I like carrots with a little bite left in them, but cook them to your preference.)
- Remove meat and carrots to a glass casserole dish, cover with foil and keep warm in the oven.
- Skim off any visible fat on top of sauce or use a fat separator (affiliate link) if you have one, then strain sauce to remove peppercorns, bay leaves, and any bits of dried herbs.
- Put sauce back in pan and cook on high until it’s reduced by about 1/3. (Taste to see if it seems flavorful enough.)
- Mix the tablespoon of cornstarch or arrowroot starch into 1/4 cup cold water, then whisk into sauce and cook until it thickens slightly.
- Serve beef and carrots with sauce.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 742Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 241mgSodium: 1405mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 72g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet South Beach Suggestions:
Using carrots adds some carbs, but if you check the nutritional information you’ll see this is still pretty low in carbs. If you’re careful to trim the fat and remove fat from the sauce, this pot roast with the carrots is a good dish for phase two of the South Beach Diet. I did thicken my sauce with cornstarch, which is not something I’d normally use for a phase one or low-carb sauce, but personally I wouldn’t worry too much about the very small amount of cornstarch used here for over 2 cups of sauce.
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