Heartburn Friendly Pot Roast

by Tracy Davenport, Ph.D. Health Writer

Reflux Friendly Cooking is a weekly feature full of quick and easy food ideas that are acid reflux friendly and can be easily modified to meet the needs of everyone in your family Each week I'll provide a simple menu that is designed for easy digestion. I'll also give you suggestions on how to modify the same recipe for others in your family without acid reflux disease. Bon Appétit!

Simple Pot Roast. I made this recipe this week and was impressed with not only the simplicity of the dish, but also with the overall flavor that was possible with so few spices.

2 Tbs. olive oil (or enough to lightly coat the bottom of the Dutch oven)
1 Boneless chuck roast (about 3 lbs)
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 garlic clove
1 cup beef broth or water (I just used water and it was still delicious)
1/2 bag of baby carrots
4 large potatoes cut into 2 inch pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On the stove top, heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium high heat. Season the meat on both sides with the salt and pepper. Add the roast to the pan, searing each side for five minutes. Remove the meat from the pan. Add the clove of garlic and stir it around just enough to flavor the oil (at this point you can either leave the garlic clove in the Dutch oven or remove it depending on your tolerance for garlic). Return the meat to the pan and add the beef broth or water. Cook covered in the oven for 1 1/2 hours. Add the carrots and the potatoes to the dish and return to the oven for another hour (or until the meat and vegetables are tender). Shed the meat with two forks and serve with the vegetables.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
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Davenport is the founder of Tracyshealthyliving.com. Using the latest scientific research, she helps people live their healthiest lives via one-on-one coaching, corporate talks, and sharing the more than 1,000 health-related articles she's authored.