Originally Posted by amber
Katie E, what is italian pot roast?
Italian pot roast is a beef roast cooked in a tomato-based sauce. Here are the ingredients:
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 (3 to 4 lb.) boneless chuck roast
1 large onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup dry red wine
1 cup beef broth
2 (6-oz.) cans tomato paste
1 (15-oz.) can tomato sauce (I use my own oven-roasted tomato sauce)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. granulated sugar
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. hot sauce
In my large pressure cooker I brown the beef in the oil until it's nice and brown all over. After the beef is browned, remove it to a plate and saute the onion and garlic until just tender. Put the meat back in and add the rest of the ingredients. Cover the cooker and cook under pressure gently for about 45 minutes or so. Cool pressure cooker according to manufacturer's directions and serve the beef with the sauce.
I'm going to serve it with mashed potatoes tonight, but it could just as easily be served with pasta and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.
This recipe makes a LOT, so it would be good for a large family for plenty leftovers. I may freeze half of it since it's only Buck and me. Normally I would've prepared half the recipe, but today is such a yucky day I just went for it.