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Pot Roast with Balsamic Mushroom Gravy

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3.5 hours

3-4 pound chuck roast
2 tablespoons vegetable (or canola) oil
kosher salt/ground pepper
1 large onion – chopped
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
2 1/2 cups beef broth
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
1 pound carrots
8 ounces button mushrooms – quartered
1 tablespoon cornstarch


Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Into a large French/Dutch oven heat oil over medium-high heat. Season beef with salt/pepper. Sear on all sides. Add onion and cook until softened. Add vinegar and reduce by half. Combine broth and Dijon and pour over beef. Add rosemary. Cover. Transfer to oven and cook for 3 hours OR until meat is tender.

30 minutes prior to finishing add carrots and mushrooms to French/Dutch oven. Season with salt/pepper. Remove beef, carrots and mushrooms. Transfer to serving dish.

Place French/Dutch oven over medium heat. Add cornstarch and whisk to combine. Cook until mixture thickens and reduces to desired gravy consistency. Check for seasoning and add if necessary.