1large sweet potatopeeled and sliced into very large chunks
2red or white onionsquartered
1tablespoonthymeI used freeze dried
Salt and black pepper
Preheat your oven to 325 F.
Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the roast.
Add the olive oil to a Dutch oven and start heating to medium-high heat.
Brown the beef roast on all sides, approximately 1 to 2 minutes per side.
Place your vegetables around the roast and the garlic on top.
Combine the beef broth and red wine together. Pour over the top of the roast.
Sprinkle the thyme over the top.
Cover and place in the oven.
Roast in the oven for 4-5 hours or until the meat pulls apart when you take two forks to it. The secret is low heat and slow!
Blade and chuck roasts are your quintessential "pot roasts" because they cook up nicely over many hours. If you use another type of roast such a sirloin tip or rounds, they will take less time to cook and will not turn out as nicely.Make sure your vegetables are large ( whole potatoes) and they will be nice and soft by the time the roast is done. IF you want smaller chunks, add them to the roast for the last two hours of cooking or they will be mush.