Irish Pot Roast
Tender, beef pot roast, potatoes and leeks with gravy, Irish-style.
5 pounds beef sirloin roast
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 tablesoons vegetable oil
3/4 cup water
1 beef bouillon, crushed
1 teaspoon crushed dried thyme
6 medium potatoes, peeled and halved
1 pound leeks, thoroughly washed and cut into 2-inch pieces
- Dust a beef sirloin roast with a mixture of flour, salt and pepper. Reserve any excess. Brown the roast in a saucepan in oil; drain. Add water to the roast along with beef bouillon cube and thyme. Cook, tightly covered, over low heat 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until almost tender.
- Add potatoes to the roast and cook covered 40 minutes. Add leeks and cook 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
- Remove to a platter. Stir the remaining flour mixture into the pan juices and cook until thickened, stirring constantly, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Makes 10 servings.