Sweet 'n' Tangy Pot Roast Recipe
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Sweet 'n' Tangy Pot Roast Recipe

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I fixed this roast the first time I cooked for my husband-to-be more than 20 years ago. For dessert, I made chocolate pudding spooned over marshmallow. He thought he'd died and gone to heaven! —Carol Mulligan, Honeoye Falls, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 9-1/2 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 9-1/2 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup red wine or beef broth
  • 1 envelope brown gravy mix
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Nutritional Facts

3 ounce-weight: 249 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 748mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein


  1. Cut meat in half and place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a bowl, combine the water, ketchup, wine or broth, gravy mix, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder; pour over meat.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 9-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  3. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Stir into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until gravy is thickened. Remove meat from slow cooker. Slice and serve with gravy. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Sweet 'n' Tangy Pot Roast in Light & Tasty December/January 2005, p31

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed May. 4, 2016

"This was good. I'd make it again."

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

"Every bit as good as it says!!"

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2015

"Not a big slow cooker fan, so I put the roast in my French Oven (Dutch Oven with enamel coating) for 3 hrs at 300 degrees. I use the same recipe and it is fork tender. I also place a piece of tin foil over the pot and put the lid on top of that to insure a real tight fit."

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"The flavor was very good and the family enjoyed it."

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2012

"Just amazing although to get the right amount of time in for cooking I usually cook it for a few hours the day before, refrigerate it and then finish up the following day. I like to add some microwaved potatoes and carrots. Soooo good over egg noodles!"

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