Like an Italian pot roast, this dish is enriched with sweet seasonal vegetables and red wine. It contrasts beautifully with polenta. Try to find a chuck roast, if you can; it’s fattier and more flavorful than a bottom round roast.
To adapt a slow-cooker recipe to a conventional oven, follow these guidelines: add more liquid, to accommodate for greater evaporation; bring the dish to a boil over high heat in a Dutch oven, then cover the pot and put in a 350°F oven. Plan on the dish taking roughly half the time to cook in the oven as it would in the slow cooker.
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This was good. I agree with the other poster - it needed a good kick in the end. I added a splash of white vinegar, which worked. But I bet a stronger, spicier wine - maybe a zinfandel - might have done the trick as well. Also, probably needs a bit of salt in the sauce. I salted at the end but think it might have been better to salt in the beginning of cooking. Still, all in all, very tasty, and I suspect it will be even better the next day.
Amazing recipe. Probably the best pot roast we've ever made. Added a little Knob Creek whiskey which gave it some nice depth of flavor.
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