Depression Pot Roast

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Jul. 15, 2020

1928 Lorain Pot Roast Recipe
Welcome Friends! Welcome back to Sunday morning and the Old Cookbook Show. Today we're going to do a recipe out of the Loraine Cooking cookbook it's not a crazy recipe, it's a classic pot roast recipe.


Beef 4 Pound (tough cut may be used)
Flour 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Chopped carrots 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Chopped onions 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Chopped celery 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Chopped tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Parsley sprigs 3
Salt To Taste
Pepper To Taste
Flour 3 Tablespoon
Water 3 Tablespoon



1. Preheat oven to 250ºF.

2. Season the beef with salt & pepper, then sprinkle on the 1/3 cup flour.

3. Heat the fat in a Dutch oven, and then brown the beef on all sides.

4. Remove the beef and place a rack (if you have one) in the Dutch oven.

5. Replace the beefed add the carrots, onions, celery, tomatoes, and parsley.

6. Cover and place in the oven for 5 hours.

7. When the time is up, mix together the flour and water to form a slurry.

8. Remove the beef and veg from the Dutch oven; place on med high heat and then whisk in the flour slurry to create a gravy.

9. You could add any root veg to this that you like, as well as other flavours and liquids.


10. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 305 Minutes
Ready In: 305 Minutes
Servings: 5