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Pot Roast Pomodoro

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Ingredients
  Rump roast 4 Pound
  Garlic 12 Clove (60 gm), 8 peeled and left whole, 4 peeled and finely chopped
  Dried white beans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), picked over, rinsed, and soaked for 8 hours
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs) (Plus 2 1/2 Cups)
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Spanish onion 1 Medium, peeled, diced
  Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon
  Dried basil 1 Teaspoon
  Brandy 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Canned crushed tomatoes 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Carrots 2 Medium, scrubbed and sliced into 2-inch pieces
  Parsnips 2 Medium, scrubbed and sliced into 2-inch pieces
  White potatoes/Yellow potatoes 6 Small, sliced in half
  Fennel head 1 Medium, diced
  Escarole 3 Cup (48 tbs), roughly chopped, washed, and drained
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

MAKING
1) Take the rump roast and stud it with garlic cloves.
2) Take a saucepan and place beans in it adding 3 cups water before boiling them.
3) Decrease the heat and simmer the beans for an hour.
4) Drain out the excess water.
5) Heat olive oil on heat in a Dutch oven and add the rump roast to it.
6) Sear the roast on all sides evenly before removing it.
7) Decrease the heat and add onion and sauté until it is tender.
8) Add the chopped garlic and sauté until the fragrance is released.
9) Add the oregano and basil and sauté them for a minute.
10) Increase the heat and replace the roast in pot again.
11) Add the brandy, decrease heat and simmer for 2 minutes until the brandy evaporates.
12) Add the tomatoes along with rest of the 21/2 cups of water and allow liquid to boil.
13) Lower heat and place lid on pot before simmering all the ingredients over low fire for 2 ¼ hours turning the roast over once every half hour.
14) Add the parsnips, Carrots, potatoes and fennel and simmer for 45 minutes more.
15) Remove the roast and cover it not too tightly.
16) Increase the heat and add escarole to the ingredients of pot and simmer for 5 minutes stirring frequently.
17) Remove it from heat and add the bean mixture to it .
18) Season the sauce with salt and pepper.

SERVING
19) Serve the sliced roast with vegetables and a ladle of sauce poured over it.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Preparation Time: 
120 Minutes
Cook Time: 
240 Minutes
Ready In: 
360 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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