Pot roast is a quintessential Sunday night dinner. That doesn't mean, however, that Sunday nights have to be boring, with the same cut of meat served in the same way over and over again. Many people don't realize that pot roast can be customized, too. Different flavors can be added to the roast and to the pan to make it something completely different. That's just what happens in the recipe below.
For this French onion pot roast, onions are first slowly caramelized to get that true, deep, French onion taste. Sherry is added, just as it is to French onion soup, with a couple of sprigs of thyme. The roast gets added back to the dish, and it cooks slowly in the oven as you enjoy a Sunday afternoon nap. If you want to make it even more like French onion soup, you can put the potatoes under the broiler with just a little bit of cheese on top, but it's delicious served as is.