Pot Roast with Bacon and Vegetables
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium-high, stirring occasionally, until fat is rendered and bacon is crisp. With a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain; set aside.Advertisement
Pat beef dry, season with salt and pepper, and add beef to pot. Increase heat to high and cook, turning with tongs, until browned on all sides. Transfer beef to a plate; pour off fat from pot.
Reduce heat to medium and add butter and yellow onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent, 6 minutes.
Add garlic and rosemary; cook until mixture is fragrant, 3 minutes. Add wine and 1/2 cup water and cook, stirring and scraping up browned bits with a wooden spoon, about 1 minute.
Add tomatoes and juice and season with salt and pepper. Return beef to pot along with any juices and bring to a simmer over high. Cover, transfer to oven, and cook until beef is almost tender, about 3 hours.
Remove pot from oven and place potatoes, carrots, celery, pearl onions, and reserved bacon around roast. Cook until vegetables and beef are tender, about 1 hour. Remove beef from pot and let rest 15 minutes, then slice against the grain; arrange on a platter with vegetables and drizzle with braising liquid.
Soak pearl onions in warm water for 10 minutes to make them easier to peel.