Yankee Pot Roast for Two
Does downsizing a pot roast mean sacrificing deep flavor? Not necessarily. We figured out how to replicate long-cooked flavor for two.
Why This Recipe Works
When downsizing this hearty dish, we chose top blade steaks for their beefy flavor. Carrots and onions do double duty: Cut into big chunks, they braise alongside the meat in the oven, and we sauté them finely diced along with a rib of celery to make the base for our sauce. Soy sauce and tomato paste add savory depth to the sauce, and a few minutes of simmering after the meat emerges from the oven brings it to just the right consistency. Parsley and balsamic vinegar stirred in at the end brighten this simple, satisfying dish.