Barbecued Pot Roast Recipe
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Barbecued Pot Roast Recipe

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WHEN I was married 45 years ago, my mother gave me this recipe. I always prepared this dish when we had company because it never failed and was so good! Through the years, it became one of my family's favorite meals, and now I still often fix it for just the two of us. Whenever I do, my husband and I get to enjoy the bonus of leftovers! -Emma Nye, New Oxford, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 beef chuck roast (3 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 medium onions, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 518 calories, 28g fat (9g saturated fat), 147mg cholesterol, 1204mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 46g protein.


  1. Combine salt and pepper; rub over roast. Heat oil in a Dutch oven; brown roast on all sides. Add the tomato sauce, water, onions and garlic. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients; pour over meat. Cover and simmer for 3-4 hours or until the meat is tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Barbecued Pot Roast in Reminisce January/February 1996, p47

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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mickash User ID: 630090 30978
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

"My husband is not a big meat eater, so I look for recipes that are flavorful. This one hit the mark. I think it could be done in the crock pot."

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 42218
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2013

"This doesn't take much effort and is quite tasty."

Shelly-Ann User ID: 6015115 201746
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2011

"This was really easy to make and it came out great! I would definitely make this one again. For my own preferences I'd use less tomato sauce as I'm not a fan of tomatoes."

Angelrider65 User ID: 5091434 16632
Reviewed May. 4, 2011

"can this be done in a slow-cooker? i am on the go so much and a new cook so i'm not good at adjusting a sounds delicious, any suggestions?"

Arlene B User ID: 1738562 16631
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2009

"Dear Emma, You gave our family another new favorite recipe. My husband made it for supper tonight and we expected to have leftovers for tomorrow, but it's pretty much all gone. Thanks for a great recipe for family and for guests. I don't like too many barbecue sauces but this one is subtly sweet and not too overpowering like so many sauces are. Thumbs up from all of us. Arlene B."

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