Beef Pot Roast and Potatoes in Tomato Gravy


  • Makes4 to 6 servings

A hearty meat and potatoes dinner plus a rich-tasting gravy, made all in one dish. • For extra-rich gravy flavour, choose a tomato sauce with red wine flavouring. • Use unpeeled mini-potatoes to save time chopping larger spuds. • For a lighter taste, use half chicken stock, half beef stock.


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1.3 kg beef sirloin roast, cut in half

  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce

  • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium beef broth

  • 2 handfuls mini potatoes, (about 625 g)

  • 3 large carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped

  • 2 small onions, peeled and quartered

  • 1 bay leaf


  • Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). In a deep 12 in (30 cm) diameter ovenproof frying pan, heat oil on the stovetop on medium. Add beef roast and brown on all sides. Mix together flour and paprika; sprinkle onto all sides of meat and continue browning.

  • Push meat to one side of pan to make room for other ingredients. Add tomato sauce to pan and cook, stirring, until sauce thickens into a paste, about 3 minutes. Gradually add broth and stir into tomato paste until smooth.

  • Move meat back to centre of pan. Baste with broth mixture.

  • Add potatoes, carrots, onions and bay leaf. Cover with lid and bring to simmer. Transfer to oven and bake on middle rack 1-2 hours (the longer you cook, the more tender the roast will be).

  • Remove roast to board and slice thinly across grain. If desired, thicken gravy by briefly simmering on stove. Serve roast with vegetables, spooning gravy overtop.

  • Makes 4-6 servings.

  • In a serving: 479 calories, 44.5 g protein, 20.8 g fat, 26.5 g carbohydrates, 3.5 g dietary fibre, 5.6 mg iron, 9.5 mg zinc

This article was originally published on Apr 01, 2010

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