Homestyle Italian Pot Roast
Adapted from Alton Brown
2-3 lb chuck roast
cumin (to taste)
pepper (to taste)
sea salt (to taste)
4 stalks of celery, chopped
1 medium sweet onion, sliced or chopped
3 cloves of fresh garlic, smashed
1 28 oz can fire roasted tomatoes
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
handful of kalamata olives
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon of dried thyme or 2 tablespoons of fresh
Rinse, pat dry and season both sides of roast with cumin, salt and pepper.
In a screaming hot skillet, dry (no oil) sear both sides of meat until brown.