How To Cook For A Man
October 27, 2010, 3:39 pm
Filed under: How To Land A Man, Meat

You know what they say, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” so now and then I want to put up a recipe that the menfolk around here dearly love. I caught my man with potroast…fixed it up and put it in his apartment when he wasn’t paying attention and 24 hours later we were engaged to be married, without ever going on a date! True story.

So here’s the potroast:

3 pound chuck roast
a little bit of oil
brown the meat in the oil. If you have a deep oven safe pot, do it in this.

1 yellow onion, cut into 1/8th
several cloves of garlic, or a couple of tablespoons of minced from a jar
Coarse black pepper
2 packages of brown gravy mix, the kind that takes 1 cup water per pack
2 cups water
Put the onion and garlic in with the meat. If you have some rosemary, add about 2 teaspoons of dried or a tablespoon of fresh. However, if you don’t, that’s ok. Add however much black pepper you like. I like alot (like a tablespoon) but you might not want so much. Mix the gravy mix with the water and pour it over the meat. Put the pot in a 250F degree oven (or in a crockpot set on low) if your doing this in the morning, or in a 300F oven (or a crockpot set on high) if it’s noonish. Let it cook AT LEAST 4 hours at 300, or 6 at 250.

4 or 5 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
3 or 4 carrots, cut into chunks
2 or 3 hours before you want to eat, add the taters and carrots.
However, if you must, you can add the vegetables when you put the meat and onions on to cook. They’ll be kind of mushy but will still taste delicious. You can also not cut the potatoes up and let them cook a couple of hours then fish them out, put them in the oven with a bit of gravy, and roast them at 350 to get kind of crusty and brown. If you don’t want to, that’s fine. Just leave them in there.

About an hour before you want to serve, add 1/2 cup red wine to the sauce/meat and all. This is also optional, if you’re wanting to come home to a completed meal and not have to do anything. It is, however, delicious.

Serve with hot crusty rolls, or those cheap brown and serve things (Terry loves them), and a salad.

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