Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pot Roast

I was going to start this post with a smart ass remark (Moi? Smart ass?) like, "Sorry, stoners, no actual 'pot' or cannabis was used in this recipe."

But my curiosity got the best of me. You know how saffron threads are the most expensive spice or herb in the world? Yeah, well apparently not.

I figured that somebody at some point tried to make a "pot pot roast". A google search quickly found a recipe for Lamb of God Pot Roast that calls for 1/8th ounce of cannabis. A little research later I found that an ounce of saffron threads costs about $73 an ounce. Further research revealed local prices of cannabis in Knoxville is $100-120 a quarter ounce.

So, after further research......um, what was I talking about? Damn, I'm hungry, you got any Doritos?

Oh yeah, pot roast. Here's our pot roast. And ours is completely cannabis free.

3 lb beef chuck roast
2 Tablespoons flour
2 Tablespoons Grove's Cajun Beef Rub (or substitute [On edit]: commercial Cajun seasoning like Emerils, etc,. )
2 teaspoons oil
2 cups beef stock
1 cup red wine
1 cup water
2 cloves garlic, peeled of skins, but leave whole
1 ea bay leaf
4 ea carrot, cut into 1" chunks
1 stalk celery, diced
4 ea red bliss potatoes, cut into 1" pieces
1 ea onion, diced

Mix flour and beef rub together. Rub into all sides of the chuck roast.

Preheat a heavy cast iron pan. Add oil and sear all sides of the chuck roast, which should take about 90 seconds for the two flat sides and 30 seconds for the edges.

Add the vegetables, bay leaf, wine, stock, and water.

Cover tightly and place into a 350f oven for 2-3 hours, until the meat pulls apart easily.

Serve on a platter with toasted bread.

Heh heh.....I said "toasted".


  1. Nice work, homie, but I'm afraid that saffron may still be the most expensive spice. I'm pretty sure cannabis would technically be considered an herb. Sorry.

  2. What a spectacular presentation of this gorgeous dish!! I love all versions of pot roast, this is my favorite cut of meat(taken in text) for this dish too!! Ill have to try my cast iron next time for it.

  3. Lamb of God pot roast..that's a classic!

  4. I doobie thinking this looks fabulous.

  5. Hmm didn't know cannibas was so expensive...maybe you could have scored some cheaper at the Blount Mansion! LOL!!! Sorry, I couldn't pass it up!

    Your roast looks incredibly good! I'm curious how much the Cajun Seasoning, especially the taste of Old Bay changes the taste...very intriguing!

  6. That looks really good and easy. A fix it and forget it kind of meal. Perfect for a weekend. Thanks!

  7. Joke- Lizard in Australia walking a forest path, looks up and sees a wombat in a tree..Asks him "Whatcha doin' up there mate?" "Smokin' a joint"..Lizard says "Can I come up and join you?" "Sure" says the wombat.. They are passing a huge joint back and forth for awhile.. Lizard says "I'm thirsty, goin' down to the river for a drink". He staggers down to the river, bends over to drink- and falls in! A croc comes cruising up and says "What are you doing in the river?" "I'm stoned, and fell in"..Croc says "Where did you get the weed?" Lizard tells him where the wombat is, and thinks he has more! Croc says, "I'm going to check this out, you stay here until your head clears a little". Croc finds the wombat, and says "What's goin on?" Wombat looks down, tries to focus eyeballs, and says "I'm really stoned". Finally sees this huge reptile, and says "Dude, How much friggin water did you drink?"!!!

  8. That's some serious comfort food you got going there. I'm now hungry.

  9. I was going to start this comment with some smart ass remark like, "Dude, you need netter connections", but I forgot to do that...

    Great photos, so easy and yet when it all comes together, great results!

  10. We have cheap, awesome pot in British Columbia!!! Never thought of putting it in a pot roast, though, but really, why not? It's a herb after all!

  11. Chris, I didn't tell you about my new Northcoast Rub yet did I?

    BTW, as you know, chuckie is a favorite, usually pulled, but boiled is good too.

  12. The word toasted is like music for my ears no matter how was done!! Super the pics and doritos anyone??



  13. This looks hearty, comforting and delicious.

  14. Talk about inflation! I had no idea! Maybe I better not put any thing further in writing ;-)


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