Meaning of pot roast in English:

pot roast

Pronunciation /ˈpɒt ˌrəʊst/

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  • A piece of meat cooked slowly in a covered dish.

    ‘The range of recipes for cooking it includes a pot roast, barbecued beaver, baked, fried, stewed, fricasséed, or in a meat loaf or pie.’
    • ‘That's nothing compared to the time she burned down the kitchen trying to cook a pot roast.’
    • ‘I think I had a pot roast cooking on low this morning.’
    • ‘‘This is good,’ Andy said suddenly taking another big bite of the pot roast Jamie cooked.’
    • ‘Mom had cooked a pot roast for dinner, but Jared and I were so tired that our heads were practically hitting the table.’
    • ‘As if I asked her if she knew the color of the sky or how to cook a pot roast.’
    • ‘It will become the latest place for fashionable New Yorkers, who will push the pot roast around their plates while nibbling salads.’
    • ‘How long does it take to cook really good pot roast - and why?’
    • ‘For a certain kind of eater, nothing less than a pot roast will do.’
    • ‘Nothing fancy this, just a sound pot roast pigeon recipe with classic flavourings and a thick, old-fashioned gravy.’
    • ‘It is not enough to pass on the good china; you must also pass on the family recipe for making the pot roast.’
    • ‘She's just taking the pot roast out of the oven.’
    • ‘You come home just as she's pulling a burnt pot roast from the oven.’
    • ‘The texture of a well cooked pot roast is often described as ‘fork-tender’.’
    • ‘Haven't any of these girls even helped prepare a pot roast before?’
    • ‘We forgot about the people who ate beef and didn't want to spend six hours making a pot roast.’
    • ‘He twitched a little, smiled then looked at the pot roast.’
    • ‘The political discussion appeared to have ended at last, and everyone had turned their attention back to the pot roast on their plates.’
    • ‘Then to find out just how rugged it really was I tried slicing up a pot roast that was tougher than saddle leather and twice as stiff.’
    • ‘As for the lamb, think melting meat, falling off the bone, with the rich, dark juices you get from a pot roast.’


(also pot-roast)
[with object]
  • Cook (a piece of meat) slowly in a covered dish.

    ‘I had chicken pot-roasted in a case of sea salt’
    • ‘The second portion talks about cooking techniques - pot-roasting, grilling, souffles and soup.’
    • ‘I decided not to have it on the basis that pot-roasted meat always looks grey and unappetising and reminds me of my paternal grandmother's cooking.’
    • ‘I have been looking for ways of using more of this milder, more subtle, aromatic flavour, so here is a recipe for a Provençale dish of whole chicken pot-roasted with 40 cloves of garlic.’
    • ‘Try the birds rubbed with butter, salt and pepper and pot-roasted on a bed of halved white chicory, celery stalks and bay leaves.’
    • ‘This can be roasted or grilled if it comes from high-quality cattle, but it is usually braised or pot-roasted.’
    • ‘The food, when it arrived, was delicious; I had chicken on the bone, pot-roasted in a lemon and mustard sauce and John had scallops.’
    • ‘We started with an appetiser of celeriac velouté and ham hock tortellini, which was followed by seared scallops ceviche and cucumber jelly, then pot-roasted lobster with foie gras.’
    cook, bake, grill