Pot Roast with a Twist

Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

Last evening my youngest daughter spent time with me. We were devoting time to a photo book project.  For dinner, I cooked up pot roast.  

I used several ingredients not normally seen in pot roast. However, they create wonderful flavor.  Namely, they are brown sugar, fresh grated ginger, fennel and Caraway seeds.  Here's a picture I took, with the recipe.




4 pound Chuck Roast
2 tablespoons Butter
½ cup Brown Sugar
3 tablespoons fresh Grated Ginger
1 tablespoon Fennel Seed
1 tablespoon Caraway Seed
2 tablespoons minced Garlic
3 pounds assorted color Potatoes
8 assorted color Carrots
1 red Bell Pepper – Sliced lengthwise
2 medium diced size Sweet Yellow Onions
3 sprigs each Rosemary and Thyme


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In skillet melt the butter over medium flame.  Sear roast on all sides.  Place roast in Dutch oven. In the skillet, add to the butter, the brown sugar, garlic, ginger, caraway and fennel seeds. Simmer together until a sauce is created.

Add potatoes, carrots, onion, pepper slices, to the Dutch oven with the meat.  Place sprigs of Rosemary and Thyme on top.  Take sauce in the skillet and spoon over all ingredients in the Dutch oven.

Place cover on Dutch oven, and place in the preheated oven. 

Cooking time will be approximately 3 hours total.  After, first hour reduce oven temperature to 275.  Periodically baste juices which accumulate at bottom of the Dutch oven, onto the meat, potatoes and carrots.

Prior to serving, remove meat and vegetables from the Dutch oven.  Use juices to create gravy.


Re-Blogged 2 times:

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  1. Roy Kelley 10/26/2016 10:44 AM
  2. Will Hamm 01/26/2017 04:13 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing this recipe. It sure looks good!

Oct 06, 2016 11:16 AM #4
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Looks yummy Myrl

Oct 06, 2016 11:29 AM #5
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Yum, yum, yum.  Just got home from a long day of meetings, and Ron's is stoking the barbecue.  I wish we had that ready, so I did not have to do anything...A

Oct 06, 2016 11:40 AM #6
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat ,  Looking at your photo, I can almost taste it.  Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Oct 06, 2016 11:50 AM #7
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

It's about the time of year I start to cook dishes like that.  In the summer we either grill it or eat a salad or sandwich.

Oct 06, 2016 01:12 PM #8
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Myrl. OMG, my mouth is watering and I wish I could reach into the screen.

Oct 07, 2016 12:02 AM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Adding those spices sounds like it will make it taste a lot better!  I am trying to stay away from sugar these days though.

Oct 07, 2016 01:28 AM #10
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


On first glance, I thought clams. But knowing better, but who knows. You did with a twist. cheers cvc

Oct 07, 2016 03:29 AM #11
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I used those same tri-color potatos in my last pot roast too.  The other ingredients sound really intriguing.  Will have to try.

Oct 07, 2016 06:49 AM #12
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Have a wonderful weekend.

We have a cool and rainy Saturday morning in Maryland.

Oct 08, 2016 12:09 AM #13
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Myrl... When I finally arrived home from my Wenatchee trip Thursday it was "very Fall" out and one of the first things on my mind as I got out of my truck and took in the evening air was... "Get the Dutch oven out and we'll get a roast for tomorrow!" Lovely photo! Recipe sounds great!

Oct 08, 2016 02:09 AM #14
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

That looks delicious Myrl.  I'm going to ask my wife if we could make this soon.

Oct 08, 2016 04:06 AM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Myrl- I haven't made a pot roast in years but this one looks yummy.  Never would have thought to add fennel and caraway seeds!  We've strayed (a lot) from our plant based eating so this one is on the books for me!

Oct 08, 2016 04:18 AM #16
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Myrl, The pot roast you made looks and sounds very good. Thanks for the recipe. 

Oct 08, 2016 05:28 AM #17
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Good Morning Myrl Jeffcoat - I can think of no better time in the kitchen than when it's Mother and Daughter time. You cooked up something good and healthy. May you spend many more quality times together doing fun things like this. Soon it will be Thanksgiving - can you believe it!!!

Oct 08, 2016 04:12 PM #18
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Hi Myrl,

I have to say after reading your various posts over a fairly long period of time you are an excellent cook for your family and friends. 

Oct 09, 2016 05:26 AM #19
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Myrl Jeffcoat ... this recipe sounds delicious .. and the picture?  Beautifully done.  I'll be passing the recipe on to my wife ...


Oct 09, 2016 06:30 AM #20
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

OMG Myrl ...

Your photo and recipe have Vegas Bob's taste buds doing a dance, my mouth is watering and I would love to try this dish!

Oct 09, 2016 09:29 AM #21
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Yum Myrl this sounds so good. I will have to try this recipe.

Oct 24, 2016 02:15 PM #22
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Happy Saturday, Myrl Jeffcoat !

Just came over from Will Hamm's re-blog of your 'Pot Roast with a Twist.'  It looks so delicious and only wish I had it working in my Crock Pot right now. Perhaps I will follow Will's idea and put it on tomorrow for the Pro Bowl.  I did print it out. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend. 

Jan 28, 2017 09:07 AM #23
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