This fall classic is the epitome of comfort food when the weather becomes crisp and cool. This version takes vegetables from the harvest season-sweet potato, carrot, and mushroom- which all complement the heartiness of the roast. When cooked to perfection, the roast can be cut with a fork! This roast is truly melt-in-your mouth and there will be no empty tummies at the dinner table.
3 large carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch slices
1 large sweet potato, cut into large cubes (You can substitute any potato, use approx. 1 pound or more)
1 package mushrooms, white or crimini cut into slices
1 yellow onion, quartered
3-4 lb. chuck roast
½ cup red wine
1 package McCormick “Bag ‘N Season Pot Roast”
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Fill a large Dutch Oven with the carrots, sweet potato, mushrooms and onion. Lay the chuck roast on top of the vegetables.
In a small bowl, mix together the red wine and the seasoning packet from the McCormick “Bag ‘N Season Pot Roast.”
Hint #1: The seasoning packet will call for use of ¼ cup water, but use ½ cup red wine for a fuller, richer, and more complex flavor!
Hint #2: There’s no need to use the bag that comes with the McCormick “Bag ‘N Season Pot Roast” package. Cook everything right in your large Dutch Oven or even a slow cooker.
Cover with lid and roast at 350° F for 3 hours. Check tenderness of the roast with a fork, as it should be fork tender (no need for a knife to slice!). If the roast is not fork tender, raise oven heat to 425° F and roast for another 30-45 minutes.
The final product should fall apart when pierced with a fork…delicious!
Serve hot immediately. Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for 4 days, so enjoy as leftovers for lunch and dinner throughout the week.
Hint #3: To stretch leftovers, serve over rice, spätzle, or egg noodles.