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Pot Roast

3 pounds pot roast -- (3 to 4)
3 cups water
3 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper
3 teaspoons pickling spices
1 can tomato juice -- (48 ounce)
6 medium potatoes
6 large carrots
1 medium onion
3 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons cooking oil
1 cup flour

While the Dutch oven is preheating, peel the potatoes, carrots, and onions and cut them into 2 inch sections and mash the garlic.

In a pan, mix the flour, salt and pepper. Cut excess fat from roast and place roast in the flour mixture. Coat the roast with flour using hands to press flour into meat.

In the preheated oven add the cooking oil. When the oil is hot enough to smoke lightly, add the pot roast and brown until it is dark brown and crusty on all sides. Remove the roast to a holding plate.

Pour out excess fat from the oven and add a rack to the bottom. Put the roast on the rack and add 3 cups of water. Replace the lid and place oven on a bed of 12-14 coals. None should be needed for top. Cook hour for each pound of roast.

One-half hour before the roast is done, open the lid and add the vegetables. If more water is needed, add some. Replace the lid and cook the remainder hour. Coals may be added at this time if extra brown potatoes are desired.

Gravy may be made by mixing the left over flour mixture with cold water until it is smooth. Add to the broth slowly until the desired thickness is achieved. The broth must be boiling to do this.