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Country-Style Pot Roast Recipe


Country-Style Pot Roast                  

3- to 4-pound beef pot roast
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 beef bouillon cube or base
1/2 cup hot water
12 to 18 small white onions, peeled
4 large potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 pound carrots, peeled and quartered
Sour cream gravy
1 1/3 cups drippings
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cold water
1 cup sour cream, room temperature

Coat both sides of pot roast with flour. In a Dutch oven or large deep baking dish, melt butter; brown meat slowly on both sides. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Dissolve bouillon cube in hot water; pour over meat. Cover and place in a preheated 350 oven; cook 1 1/2 hours. Add onions and carrots; cook 15 minutes. Add potatoes; sprinkle with a little more salt. Cook about 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove meat and vegetables to a warm platter; keep warm.
Prepare sour cream gravy:
Pour drippings from pot roast into saucepan. Blend together flour and water. Heat drippings to boiling; gradually stir in flour and water mixture and cook, stirring constantly until gravy is thickened. Cook 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat and slowly stir in sour cream. Heat through, but do not boil.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.



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