Whoever said roasts were only for cooler weather had clearly never tried this Summer Pot Roast recipe. Created by Farmer & Foodie collaborator, Lindsey McClave, this recipe is sure to satisfy all of your hearty roast needs with a summer spin!
+ 3 lb rump roast
+ 1 tbs dried oregano
+ 1 tbs dried basil
+ zest from 1 lemon
+ 1/2 tsp salt
+ 1/4 tsp black pepper
+ 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
+ 2 tbs grapeseed oil
+ 3 cups dry white wine
+ 3 cups unsalted chicken stock
+ 3 large carrots, chopped in half
+ 1 large onion, quartered
+ 1 head garlic, sliced in half lengthwise
+ 1 bunch parsley - 1/4 bunch minced, remaining parsley tied together with twine
+ 1 bay leaf
+ 6 small to medium carrots, chopped in 1-2 inch pieces
+ 1 large squash, chopped in 1-2 inch pieces
+ 1 small bunch leeks, sliced lengthwise
+ 1 pint cherry tomatoes
+ 2 tbs butter
+ 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
+ 1 tsp olive oil
Preheat oven to 300°. Bring rump roast to room temp & pat dry. Mix oregano, basil, lemon zest, red pepper flakes, salt, & pepper together. Add grapeseed oil to form a paste. Rub paste over all sides of roast.
Heat a dutch oven over medium-high & add 1 tbs grapeseed oil. Once hot, place roast in the pot & sear for 3 minutes on both sides. Pour wine & stock around roast & add large carrots, onion, garlic, parsley bunch, & bay leaf. Bring to a simmer, cover, & transfer to the oven. Cook for 3 hours for a 2.5lb roast (add an additional 1⁄2-1 hour cooking time for each extra pound meat).
Remove pot from the oven & set on stove. Transfer roast to a plate & strain broth into a large bowl. Discard veggies. Move 2 cups of broth to a separate bowl & set aside for quinoa.
Move roast back to dutch oven & add remaining broth along with peeled carrots, squash, & leeks. Return to oven & cook for an additional 20-30 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Remove from oven & place roast on a cutting board.
Bring broth and veggies to a boil & then drop heat. Add tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes, until sauce has reduced. Turn off heat & stir butter into the sauce. Taste for seasoning & add additional salt & pepper if desired.
While the vegetables are cooking, warm a medium pot over medium heat & add 1 tbs olive oil. Add quinoa & toast for 2 minutes before adding reserved 2 cups broth along with 1⁄4 tsp salt. Bring to a boil, cover, & reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 15-20 minutes until broth has been absorbed. Remove from heat & keep covered until ready to serve.
Use forks to shred meat into large chunks & return to the pot. Serve warm over quinoa & garnish with minced parsley.