Pot roast beef with root vegetables

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A one-pot main course just right for weekend eating.  Simply put all the ingredients into a casserole dish and leave to cook gently.  It needs little attention and makes its own gravy while it cooks!

Cook time: Approx. 4 hours
Serves: 6

2-2.4kg rolled brisket
2 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
6 shallots peeled and left whole
1 large carrot cut into chunks
4 celery stalks cut into chunks
300g swede cut into chunks
300g potatoes cut into chunks
300ml vegetable stock
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 bay leaf
3 sprigs fresh thyme
Beurre manié made with 1 tbsp flour and 25g softened butter
salt and freshly ground black pepper