My favourite pot roast beef

My favourite pot roast beef


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About this recipe: This is my mother's original recipe which uses beef brisket. It comfortably serves 8 people. Simple ingredients but it is unbelievably delicious.


Serves: 8 

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 (1.8kg) beef brisket
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 large potatoes, quartered
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced into 5cm chunks
  • 1 onion, thickly sliced
  • 80ml vinegar
  • 80ml water

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:4hr10min  ›  Ready in:4hr30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large casserole pot over medium heat. Add beef brisket joint and cook until browned on all sides, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  3. Mix brown sugar, salt, mustard and black pepper together in a small bowl; sprinkle evenly over the roast. Arrange potatoes, carrots and onion in the casserole pot around the roast. Pour vinegar and water over the vegetables.
  4. Place a lid on the pot and cook in preheated oven for about 4 hours, or until the beef is tender.

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Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this recipe! xx - 06 Apr 2016

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