Sprinkle meat lightly with flour and rub in.
Brown slowly on all sides in a little hot fat in Dutch oven.
Season with 2 teaspoons salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Add sliced onion, bay leaves, garlic, and water.
Cover and cook in moderate oven (350°) about 1 1/2 hours or till almost tender.
Add vegetables; sprinkle with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt.
Cover and cook 1 hour or till meat and vegetables are done.
Thicken liquid for Pot-roast Gravy.