Smoky Chipotle Pot Roast recipe uses a cross rib roast (a.k.a chuck shoulder roast, chuck arm roast, chuck eye roast). The meat is rubbed with a nice smoking chipotle chili powder, then browned and simmered with tomatoes and diced chiles. Serve with roasted root vegetables on the side.
Add tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 2 to 3 hours or until roast is fork-tender.
Remove roast; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Return liquid to stockpot; bring to a boil. Cook 8 to 10 minutes or until sauce is reduced to 2 cups.
Carve roast into thin slices; top with sauce.
One tablespoon chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce may be substituted for chipotle chili powder. Rub peppers evenly onto all surfaces of roast then proceed with the recipe.