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Yankee Pot Roast

Categories: Easter, Kid-friendly
Type: Main Dishes

This hearty meat and root vegetable dish can survive extra minutes on the stove.

Serves: Serves: 6


  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean round steak
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup water ft
  • 3 cups (15 ounces) coarsely chopped unpeeled raw potatoes
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped carrots
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup peeled and coarsely chopped turnips
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar Heinz Fat Free Beef Gravy

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  1. Place flour on a plate and coat both sides of steak with flour.
  2. In a very large skillet sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray, brown meat for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
  3. Stir any remaining flour and black pepper into 1/2 cup water. Pour water mixture evenly over meat.
  4. Lower heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Add potatoes, carrots, onion, and turnips. Mix well to combine.
  6. Pour remaining 1/2 cup water over top. Re-cover and continue simmering for 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  7. Remove meat and vegetables to a plate to keep hot.
  8. Stir gravy into same skillet. Increase heat and bring gravy to a boil, stirring constantly.
  9. Cut meat into 6 pieces. For each serving, place 1 piece meat on a plate; arrange about 1 cup vegetable mixture next to meat, and spoon about 1/4 cup gravy over top.

excerpted from:

From COOKING HEALTHY ACROSS AMERICA by JoAnna Lund. Used by arrangement with Perigee, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright © 2000 by Healthy Exchanges, Inc.

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