Pot roast is traditionally prepared with an inexpensive, slightly tougher cut of meat. The slow braising tenderizes the meat and creates an economical dinner. The braised vegetables and pan-dripping gravy turn pot roast into comfort food.
Brown the beef well before braising. Browning helps caramelize the surface of the meat to enhance flavor.
A pot roast in the oven is the perfect reason to invite friends for an old-fashioned dinner. Serve the roast and gravy with garlic-buttermilk mashed potatoes, pickled beets and a vegetable relish tray. Finish the meal with apple pie and everyone will fell like they're back in grandma's kitchen.