Lemon-Herb Beef Pot Roast (8 Servings)

Lemon-Herb Beef Pot Roast

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  1. Combine seasoning ingredients; press onto beef pot roast. Heat oil in stockpot over medium heat until hot; brown pot roast, approx 1.5 minutes each side.
  2. Add 1 cup water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 2.5 hours. (Check roast after one hour and if liquid is low add another cup of water). After 2.5 Hours add vegetables; simmer, covered, 25-35 minutes or until beef and vegetables are fork-tender.
  3. Remove pot roast and vegetables. Skim fat off. Stir cornstarch mixture and 1/2 tsp basil into cooking liquid; cook and stir 1 minute or until thickened and bubbly.
  4. Carve pot roast; season with salt if desired. Serve with vegetables and sauce.
  5. If your pot roast is under 3 lbs, adjust simmer time by 20-30 minutes.