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Lisa’s Italian-American Pot Roast

Italian-American Pot Roas

Italian-American Pot Roast has incredibly layered flavors- the carrots, celery, tomato paste and beef bouillon create an incredibly rich juice. Lisa makes this for Super Bowl Sunday, but it’s also great for Sundays in winter or fall!

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Lisa’s Italian-American Pot Roast Ingredients:

Italian-American Pot Roast

5 pounds of chuck roast

Flour for dredging

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 cup carrots, 1 inch in length

1 cup celery, cut 1 inch in length

1 cup onion, sliced

4 tablespoons tomato paste

2 cups beef bouillon

Lisa’s Italian-American Pot Roast Directions:

Place the flour, salt and pepper in a large casserole that can accommodate the chuck roast. Dredge the chuck roast in flour on either side. In a large sauté pan, place 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil and quickly brown the chuck roast on either side over a high flame.

Italian-American Pot Roast

Place the chuck roast in either a crock pot on the 8 hour setting or in a large, deep casserole. Add all vegetables and 1 cup of the beef bouillon. If cooking in a crock pot cook for 8 hours. If in the oven on 325 for 5-6 hours. Reserve the last cup of beef bouillon in case you want to add to the juice and make the juice thinner. Serve over mashed potatoes, rice, or noodles.

Italian-American Pot Roast

About the Author
Lisa Caponigri is the author of This is Sunday Dinner and Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?, published by Sterling Epicure. Both of Lisa's cookbooks brim with her memories of living in Italy, both as a child and as an adult raising her own family, anecdotes about her family, regional and seasonal Italian specialties, and all the advice needed to get a spectacular Sunday Dinner on the table, every Sunday of the year. She has developed a line of prepared foods and sauces called Lisa’s Italian Kitchen. Lisa debuted on HSN and has appeared on QVC. She has also appeared on a variety of television programs, including Seattle's New Day Northwest, Good Morning Toronto, Chicago's WGNLunchbreak, and New England Cooks, to name a few. Lisa is frequently consulted as an expert in Italian lifestyle and food. Lisa Caponigri lives in South Bend, IN and travels frequently to Italy to research the latest in "la dolce vita". Visit to learn more about Lisa!

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