What can be more all American than a pot roast. This is an easy recipe for a classic. I've used a sirloin roast for this recipe but this will work for most kinds of roasts.
1 4 lb sirloin roast
2 cloves garlic cut into slivers
1 onion peeled and quartered
5 medium potatoes, rinsed and quartered
1 lb package rinsed carrots, broken in half
1/4 tsp each: lemon juice, dried parsley, tsp ground pepper
1/8 tsp salt (optional)
1/8 c olive oil
1/ 2 c - 3/4 c water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Peel and quarter onions. Rinse potatoes well and quarter. Rinse carrots well and break in half. Arrange vegetables and water in roasting pan.
Put sirloin roast in roasting pan. Season roast with salt, parsley, pepper on both sides.
Make small slits all over roast with a knife to form pockets. Place garlic slivers in pockets.
Combine olive oil and lemon juice in measuring cup. Stir and pour over roast.
Place roast in oven and cook for approx 2 hours or until roast is done.