I had never made a pot roast. In fact, I don’t think I had ever eaten a pot roast.
Beef stew, yes. And various beef roasts, but never pot roast.
Certainly my mother had never made a pot roast. But I remember hearing about pot roasts on TV all the time, especially on sitcoms, the wife would be making pot roasts. I think pot roasts are sort of a suburban housewife thing, no?
Anyway, I got it into my head to try to make a pot roast, so I used Mark Bittman’s recipe.
Like many things I make with beef and pork, it turned out tasting great, but the meat wasn’t as tender as I’d like.
I suspect I overcooked it, as I used only half of the 3 lb. boneless chuck roast. It did taste great though.