Thursday, December 30, 2010

Lick the Plate Good: Gluten-free Pot Roast

I absolutely LOVE my Mario Batali Dutch Oven.  It is so easy to make hearty Gluten-free recipes. I made this pot roast last weekend and it came out so good, I literally licked the plate clean!! 

I used Herb Ox bouillon packets to make the beef broth and Pacific chicken broth.  I also added potatoes to the pot when I put the meat back in, and let it cook for about 4-5 hours in the oven.  The meat was so tender it just fell apart on the plate. Serve with gluten-free biscuits or bread and it's a meal to warm you up this winter!


1 chuck-eye roast (about 3 1/2 pounds), boneless
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped medium
1 small carrot, chopped medium
1 small rib celery, chopped medium
2 medium cloves garlic, minced   
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 cup low-sodium GF chicken broth
1 cup low-sodium GF beef broth
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup dry red wine


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 300 degrees. Thoroughly pat roast dry with paper towels; sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in large heavy-bottomed Dutch oven over medium-high heat until shimmering but not smoking. Brown roast thoroughly on all sides, reducing heat if fat begins to smoke, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer roast to large plate; set aside. Reduce heat to medium; add onion, carrot, and celery to pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Add garlic and sugar; cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add chicken and beef broths and thyme, scraping bottom of pan with wooden spoon to loosen browned bits. Return roast and any accumulated juices to pot; add enough water to come halfway up sides of roast. Bring liquid to simmer over medium heat, then place large piece of foil over pot and cover tightly with lid; transfer pot to oven. Cook, turning roast every 30 minutes, until fully tender and meat fork or sharp knife easily slips in and out of meat, 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
  3. Transfer roast to carving board; tent with foil to keep warm. Allow liquid in pot to settle about 5 minutes, then use wide spoon to skim fat off surface; discard thyme sprig. Boil over high heat until reduced to about 1 1/2 cups, about 8 minutes. Add red wine and reduce again to 1 1/2 cups, about 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Using chef’s or carving knife, cut meat against the grain into 1/2-inch-thick slices, or pull apart into large pieces; transfer meat to warmed serving platter and pour about 1/2 cup sauce over meat. Serve, passing remaining sauce separately.


  1. please post some picts of your gluten-free biscuits

  2. great recipes, I would definitely make a raspberry cheesecake! Thanks for sharing!