Winter Pot Roast

This is a delicious easy pot roast meal, full of warmth and goodness, great served on a cold winters day.  Perfect served with mashed potatoes and a green vegetable to complete your meal.

Serves: 6

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours




  • 1 x 1.3kg/3lb lean brisket or silverside joint
  • Salt
  • 2.5ml/½tsp cayenne pepper
  • 30ml/2tbsp sunflower oil
  • 50g/2oz streaky bacon, cut into cubes (or pancetta cubes)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 onions, peeled and chopped
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 small celeriac, peeled and cubed or 2 large celery sticks, chopped
  • 300ml/½pint good, hot beef stock
  • 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 30ml/2tbsp freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley


Place the joint on a chopping board and make several slashes over the surface taking care not to cut the butche’s string. Season with salt and dust with the cayenne pepper on both sides.

Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and brown all over with the bacon or pancetta. Transfer to a large ovenproof casserole dish.

Preheat the oven to Gas mark 3, 170°C, 325°F.

In the same frying pan add the garlic, onion, carrot and celeriac or celery. Cook over a moderate heat for 3-4 minutes then spoon into the casserole dish.

Add the stock, chopped tomatoes and bay leaves. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and cook on the hob or in the oven for 2½-3hours.

Garnish with parsley and serve with mashed potatoes and vegetables.


Recipe supplied by: Simply Beef and Lamb

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Laraine Parker
21st Jan 2013
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If you are a carnivore and are part of a large family, this dish sounds delicious.

If you are 'a won't cook, can't cook' - I know disgusting isn't it? - and a vegetarian, what do you suggest?

I do eat very well, thanks to Quorn, but cheap, quick recipes for one wouldn't come amiss.

Hanging head in shame!
21st Jan 2013
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Hi Laraine .. have a look at this recipe ... you can half the ingredients and make it for one, and it is totally meat free! or scroll through our recipes here and see if there is something that you fancy ..
21st Jan 2013
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It's not a one pot meal if you add mash potatoes and veg., one pot is everything in the one pot!
21st Jan 2013
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Yes David you are quite right!

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