Pot roast is the kind of food you can leave to cook for many hours as you go and do housework and other errands. With its rich, long-simmering flavors it is sure not one dish we should be short on in our kitchens!
This classic American dish cooks until the beef is tender and its sauce is thick and rich in regular texture root vegetables. Traditionally, pot roasts are cooked in a brazier for several hours. However, today, a slow cooker or microwave pressure cooker can easily do the job for you in less time, but with the same great results.
The best way to enjoy this dish is with a beverage, which will take it from good-to great! Luckily, for you we have found some delicious drinks that are sure to make any meal feel like an occasion.
1. Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon is considered America's most famous red wine. In addition, its popularity has skyrocketed with the emergence of steak houses all over this country.
The fresh and vibrant notes from this classic red wine match the saltiness of the roast. The fruity and often smoky finish can complete the meal. This is a dry wine with a high level of tannin, which may seem overwhelming to some, but pairing it with a hearty meal is just perfect.
The Manhattan is one of the most iconic cocktails in America. It is made with whiskey, vermouth and Angostura bitters to balance out rich flavor while adding some sweetness from sugar or honey syrup that will coat your mouth perfectly after every sip! It will be perfect for your pot roast dinner.
This full-bodied, dry red wine is a perfect match for succulent pot roast. The fat content in the meat washes away some of its harsh texture and heavy mouthfeel due to tannins found within this beverage's composition that give off an earthy aroma similar one might expect from cloves or black pepper when consumed with your meal!
Shiraz has a flavor that is rich in complexity. It complements the dish well with its many characteristics, from smoke and red grapes to floral violet notes for your senses!
Fifteen minutes in the refrigerator is the ideal temperature to serve Shiraz. If served too cold, the aromas and flavors will be muted. On the contrary, at temperature, the taste will be dull, and the alcohol will be too strong.
There is nothing more satisfying than a hearty and flavorful pot roast when it comes to Sunday family dinner. Roast has been passed down from generation to generation, and everyone has his or her own version of this festive dish!