Recipe by Estee Kafra

All-time Favorite Fancy Roast

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Meat Meat
Easy Easy
12 Servings
3 Hours, 10 Minutes

No Diets specified

Every butcher has their own name for my favorite kind of roast, so I don’t know how to list it here. It’s often called French roast or New York roast. You can make this recipe with a second fillet brisket as well. It’s a family favorite.  


Main ingredients

  • 1 (3 pound/1.4 kilogram) New York or French cut roast

  • 3 onions, sliced

  • 2 tablespoons flour

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, thickly sliced (unpeeled)

  • 3 tablespoons Haddar Dijon Mustard

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup


Make the Roast


Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (170 degrees Celsius).


Let cool to room temperature or refrigerate overnight. Remove the meat onto a cutting board and slice thinly with a sharp knife against the grain.


Place the onions at the bottom of a large Dutch oven pot. Mix together with the flour to coat.


Wedge the sliced sweet potatoes at the bottom of the pot. Put the meat on top of the sweet potatoes and smear with the mustard.


Pour the maple syrup and soy sauce all over the meat and sprinkle generously with black pepper. Pour the wine and water into the pan and cover. Bake for one and a half hours.


Place meat together back into the pot and press into the liquid. Add one more cup of liquid (water, wine, or whatever you like) or just enough to cover the meat. Bake for one and a half more hours.

All-time Favorite Fancy Roast

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Anne Wasserman
Anne Wasserman
1 year ago

Can I make this with brisket and if so, how long should I cook it?

Reply to  Anne Wasserman
1 year ago

You could make this sauce with a brisket. The cooking time will vary depending on the cut if brisket and how big it is.

Sara Klyne
Sara Klyne
2 years ago

this is the best meat recipe ever!

Devora Werner
Devora Werner
2 years ago

Does it freeze well?