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Barbecued Pot Roast

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Combine remaining ingredients; pour over meat. Cover and simmer for 3-4 hours or until the meat is tender.

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  • mickash
    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
    Apr 16, 2013

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

  • Shelly-Ann
    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
    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?

  • FriedaG
    Jan 29, 2010

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  • Arlene B
    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.

  • Isolda
    Jun 8, 2008

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