Yankee Pot Roast

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Appears in
The Cooking of the USA

By Patricia Lousada

Published 1993

  • About

The origin of the name ‘Yankee’ is uncertain but it is thought to have been given to the early English settlers by the Indians. Before ovens were commonplace, pot roasting overheat was the usual way of braising meat. Whether cooked in the oven or on a stove, pot roasting is a delicious way of tenderising inexpensive cuts of meat like brisket. This dish tastes even better the next day, sliced thinly and reheated in the sauce. It goes well with noodles or boiled potatoes.