Return to Content

Yankee Stracotto (Italian Pot Roast)

Yankee Stracotto (Italian Pot Roast)
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)
by in Mar 2008

Total Time: 40

Yield: 6 servings plus leftovers

Ingredients:

  • 1 4- to 6-pound chuck roast
  • Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped finely
  • 1 carrot, chopped finely
  • 1 celery rib, chopped finely
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1 can whole peeled tomatoes, crushed by hand or chopped, juices reserved
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2-1/2 cups red wine (inexpensive but hearty)
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 to 3 baking potatoes, peeled, cubed into large chunks
  • 1 bag carrots, peeled, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 bag frozen pearl onions

Instructions:

Heat oven to 300 degrees. Pat the roast dry and season well with salt and pepper. Dust with flour on all sides. In a Dutch oven over high setting, heat oil and brown roast on all sides. Remove to a platter.



Add onions, carrot, and celery to pot (use additional oil if necessary), and sauté 3 minutes. Add garlic, shallot, bay leaves, thyme, and rosemary, and sauté 2 minutes more. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add tomatoes, tomatoes' juices, and paste, and cook 1 minute. Add wine and beef broth. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to simmer 4 to 5 minutes.



Adjust seasonings. Place meat and accumulated juices back in pot and cover. Roast in oven about 1 hour; then turn meat and add potatoes and carrots. Roast about 1 hour longer; then add pearl onions and return to oven for final 1/2 hour.



Serve roast with a simple green salad. Discard bay leaves and reserve vegetables (and any leftover roast) for ravioli.


Updated Monday, February 11th, 2008
Yankee Magazine Advertising

Bring New England Home
plus, get the Tablet Edition FREE!

In this issue: Summer Off the Beaten Path

  • 12 Best Places to Picinic
  • Acadian Pride in Northern Maine
  • Saying Goodbye to a Summer Home
  • Hidden Gems in the Upper CT Valley
Subscribe Today and Save 44%

Browse Similar Recipes

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Comments maybe edited for length and clarity.

Register Sign In

©2013, Yankee Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Yankee Publishing Inc., | P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444 | (603) 563-8111

2014-july-regsub-windowshade600x350