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Lone Star Pot Roast Recipe

Lone Star Pot Roast Recipe

The addition of chopped green chilies and taco seasoning mix make this pot roast especially flavorful.—Helen Carpenter, Albuquerque, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 to 3-1/2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, brown roast in oil. Combine tomatoes, chilies, taco seasoning, bouillon and sugar; pour over the roast. Cover and simmer 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 2. Remove roast to a platter and keep warm. For gravy, pour 2 cups pan juices into a saucepan. Combine cold water and flour; stir into pan juices over high heat until thickened and bubbly, about 3 minutes. Serve with roast.
    Freeze option: Place sliced pot roast in freezer containers; top with gravy. Cool and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, gently stirring and adding a little water if necessary. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 352 calories, 20 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 111 mg cholesterol, 594 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 34 g protein.

Reviews for Lone Star Pot Roast

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Reviewed Jul. 26, 2015


Reviewed Jun. 7, 2015

"This was GREAT! Only got a small pot roast, since there are only 3 of us, but next time I'll get a larger roast for the leftover shredded sandwiches! The gravy was awesome, too!"

Reviewed Sep. 2, 2014

"Very good if you like your meat a little spicy. Great sliced and served with mashed potatoes or shredded and served with tortillas!"

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2014

"One of our favorites. Been making this since it first came out. Yummy!!!!"

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"Love this recipe, it's my favorite pot roast. I've made it numerous times just as a roast and as a sandwich filling. Just shredded the meat and put back in the gravy. Awesome. Have taken to potlucks at work as a sandwich filling and everyone loved it. Thanks, Helen, for sharing this incredible recipe!!!"

Reviewed May. 12, 2013

"This was very good, made an excellent filling for tacos!"

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"Been making this over and over since it first appeared in 1995! Best review is my husband's co workers requested the recipe after merely smelling the leftovers that he took for lunch reheating."

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013

"I used a can of hot Rotel instead of the diced tomatoes and I also added some diced onions and tomato paste. It was really good and spicy :o)"

Reviewed Mar. 27, 2012

"I've made this dozens of times since it was published, it's delicious! This time I converted it to a slow cooker recipe by using 1 can of stewed tomatoes in the bottom of the cooker, cutting the roast in half and adding it to the pot, then combining a second can of stewed tomatoes (instead of the diced tomatoes) together with the chilies, taco seasoning, beef bouillon, and sugar, and poured that over the top. No need to brown the meat. 6 hours on high was perfect. I scooped out the stewed tomatoes and served them on the side. MAKE THE GRAVY - it's wonderful!"

Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"I made the roast for dinner one night and we ate the leftovers as burritos the next day. My kids voted both of them as "make again" meals. Yum!"

Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

"Simple to make and delicious."

Reviewed Aug. 13, 2011

"I love this recipe! It can be served with mashed potatoes or as a filling for tacos. I use two cans of Rotel instead of the tomatoes and chilies called for in the recipe. I also cook it in my slow-cooker for 8 hours. This is my boyfriend's favorite pot roast."

Reviewed Apr. 18, 2010

"Whole family loved this pot roast! Smells good, tastes good, it is good."

Reviewed Jun. 15, 2009

"Fantastic! My family really enjoyed this recipe."

Reviewed Apr. 13, 2008

"My whole family LOVED this recipe. I served it with white rice and green beans. Adding to our favorite dinners ~ Definitely will make again."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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