Herbed Pot Roast with Vegetables

4 lb chuck roast
1-1/2 tsp chopped dried marjoram leaves
1 tsp chopped fresh basil leaves
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup apple cider
1/4 cup water
5 med carrots, cut into 2 inch pieces
4 med turnips, cut into fourths
1 med onion, cut into fourths
1 cup celery cut into 1 inch pieces
1 green bell pepper cut into 1 inch pieces
2 tbs chopped parsley

Trim fat from roast it necessary. Rub Dutch oven with fat. Cook roast over medium heat or until brown. Sprinkle with marjoram, basil, salt, pepper, and garlic. Add cider and water. Heat to boiling. Cover and bake one and one half hours. Add vegetables. Cook 45 minutes or until vegetables and beef are tender.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana