Definition of Pot roast

1. Noun. Cut of beef suitable for simmering in liquid in a closed pot.

Generic synonyms: Joint, Roast
Specialized synonyms: Bottom Round

Definition of Pot roast

1. Noun. A dish made by browning a roast-sized piece of beef (often taken from the tougher chuck cut) to induce a Maillard reaction, then slow-cooking in liquid in a covered dish. ¹

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Literary usage of Pot roast

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Rumford Complete Cookbook by Lily Haxworth Wallace, Rumford Chemical Works (1908)
"pot roast of Beef 4 pounds top sirloin of Seasoning. 2 tablespoons flour. 3 tablespoons drippings or beef. Onions, carrots and turnips. ..."

2. The Murrey Collection of Cookery Books by Thomas Jefferson Murrey (1895)
"Duckling pot roast.—This is a very good way to cook this very acceptable bird. Put into a shallow crock a thin strip of bacon and a tablespoonful of mixed ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"... loin: porterhouse, sirloin and tenderloin steak, choice roasts; rump: roast, corned- beef; round: steak, roast, dried beef, pot-roast. outside up. ..."

4. Lessons in Cookery by Frances Elizabeth Stewart (1918)
"Pot-Roast, or Meat Cooked by Kettle-Braising Pot-roast consists of a solid piece of meat, ... Suggested proportions for pot-roast are as follows: a. ..."

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