Farm Journal's California Pot Roast

Bear's Anecdote - A friend of mine from Huntsville, Alabama (Tim P. - It isn't good to give full names on the internet.) put me onto the Farm Journal's "Best Ever Recipes" book. He sent me a couple recipes. Here is the information on how to find the book on the web.

Farm Journal's Best-Ever Recipes, by Elise W Manning Publisher: Philadelphia : Countryside Press ; Garden City, N.Y. : distributed to the trade by Doubleday, Copyright 1977. ISBN: 0385129661 : 9780385129664 OCLC: 2917780

Gee. Normally, when you hear the words "California" and "Pot" in the same sentence, the topic is something illegal!

  1. Brown roast on all sides in hot oil in Dutch oven.
  2. Add salt, pepper, 1/2 c. water, tomato sauce, onion and garlic.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat.
  4. Cover and simmer 1-1/2 hours.
  5. Combine brown sugar, mustard, lemon juice, vinegar, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce.
  6. Pour mixture over meat.
  7. Cover and simmer 1-1/2 hours until tender.
  8. Remove meat to warm platter.
  9. Skim off most of the fat from the sauce.
  10. Measure broth.
  11. Add enough water to broth to make 3 c.
  12. Return liquid to Dutch oven.
  13. Mix flour with 1/2 c. water to make a smooth paste.
  14. Stir flour mixture into broth.
  15. Cook broth, constantly stirring, until the mixture comes to a boil.
  16. Boil 1 minute.
  17. Slice roast and serve with gravy.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.