I am just getting started and will post my progress throughout the day. This recipe takes about 4 hours to prepare and cook. It is a time commitment but the results justify the effort. You end up with an amazing cut of tender meat that falls off the bone. I like to serve it over Risotto or Polenta. The leftovers make great sandwiches and an incredible sauce for pasta.
|Nicely Marbled Chuck Roast|
Chuck Roast is typically the meat you want to use for Italian Pot Roast. I look for a well marbled piece that is about 3 pounds. I let it rest until it gets to room temperature.
|Herb and Garlic Mix|
Once this is complete, remove the Chuck and set aside. You want to now chop up one onion, one carrot, one and a half celery stocks and half a package (4 ounces) of Bella Mushrooms. Reheat your pan to medium and cook this mix until the onions are just starting to brown. Add a good pinch of salt and stir in your remaining herb mix. Then add 1/2 cup of red wine and two tablespoons of tomato paste. Now you want to boil this mix until all of the liquid is gone. While it is boiling use your wooden spoon to remove all of the brown bits from the bottom of the pan.
Once you have boiled away your liquid, add 1 cup of red wine and 1 cup of chicken stock. You are going to boil this until it is reduced in half. Here is the thing, boiling is more like an aggressive simmer not a rolling boil. This will take about 15 minutes.
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Once you have reduced your liquid you are going to add another cup of red wine and another cup of chicken stock along with a can of whole tomatoes which you have crushed and drained. Once this is simmering put your chuck back in. You will want to simmer this for 2 1/2 hours flipping the meat every thirty minutes.
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The meat is falling off the bone tender and the flavor is infused. The sauce is complex and reflects the deep flavors of the layered cooking.