Perfect pot roast

What better way is there to fend off chilly weather than with this simple, yet heartwarming dish? A leisurely way of cooking beef, it's ideal for entertaining dinner guests and makes the perfect family Sunday roast.

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For the pot roast

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 kg joint of Irish beef (preferably Silverside or Eye of the Round)
  • 4 small whole onions or shallots, peeled
  • selection of chopped vegetables
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • bunch of fresh herbs
  • 250 ml liquid e.g. stock, water, wine, stout
  • salt and freshly-ground black pepper

To serve

  • Champ

For the pot roast

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 kg joint of Irish beef (preferably Silverside or Eye of the Round)
  • 4 small whole onions or shallots, peeled
  • selection of chopped vegetables
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • bunch of fresh herbs
  • 250 ml liquid e.g. stock, water, wine, stout
  • salt and freshly-ground black pepper

To serve

  • Champ

Step 1

Preheat oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas 2.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a heavy casserole dish and brown the meat on all sides. Add the vegetables, garlic, herbs and liquid. Season and cover.

Step 3

Place in the oven and cook for 2 1/2 – 3 hours or until tender.

Step 4

Slice the meat and serve with the vegetables and cooking juices, and a helping of creamy champ mash, if desired.

Step 1

Preheat oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas 2.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a heavy casserole dish and brown the meat on all sides. Add the vegetables, garlic, herbs and liquid. Season and cover.

Step 3

Place in the oven and cook for 2 1/2 – 3 hours or until tender.

Step 4

Slice the meat and serve with the vegetables and cooking juices, and a helping of creamy champ mash, if desired.