Beef Pot Roast and Potatoes in Tomato Gravy

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4 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