Recipe: fruity pot roast

Recipe: fruity pot roast

Fruity Pot Roast
1 (5 pound) chuck roast
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons shortening
1 cup chopped carrot
1 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 (1 pound) can tomatoes, undrained
1 cup pitted prunes
1/2 cup dried apricots
1/2 cup raisins
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup cold water

Wipe roast with damp paper towel. Trim excess fat from roast. Rub salt and pepper into surface of roast. In hot shortening, in 6-quart Dutch oven, brown meat with carrot, onion, and garlic over high heat, turning to brown on all sides – about 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Pour tomatoes over roast. Bake, covered, about 2 hours.

Add prunes, apricots, and raisins to Dutch oven. Bake, covered, 1/2 hour or until beef is tender. Remove roast and dried fruits to warm serving platter; keep warm. Pour pan drippings into 2-cup measure. Skim off and discard fat. Add water to make 2 cups. Return to Dutch oven. In small bowl, stir flour with 1/2 cup cold water until smooth. Stir into pan juices, bring to boiling; reduce heat and simmer.

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