Italian Pot Roast

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Pot Roast. Like a Hug from my Italian Grandma!
  • 2½ to 3 pound boneless chuck roast
  • Sea salt freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 cups red wine
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • One 15 ounce can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and halved
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoons cornstarch
  1. Season the roast with salt and pepper and deeply sear in olive oil in a Dutch Oven or heavy covered pot.
  2. Add onion and garlic and sauté until softened. Add wine, stock, tomatoes, carrots and thyme, bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer 3 to 3½ hours until tender and begins to separate when pressed with back of large spoon.
  3. Remove roast to a platter. Dissolve cornstarch in 2 tablespoons cold water. Bring gravy to a boil, stir in the cornstarch and cook 2 to 3 minutes until glossy and thickened. Slice or push on the meat with the back of a spoon to break up into serving pieces and sauce with carrots and gravy.