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Pot Roast with Spaghetti


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (2 to 3 pounds)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups hot water
  • 3 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 1 pound spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional


  • 1. Heat oil and butter in a Dutch oven; brown roast on all sides. Remove and set aside.
  • 2. Add the garlic, onion and seasonings to the pan. Cook slowly for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in water and tomato paste. Return roast to Dutch oven and spoon sauce over it.
  • 3. Cover and simmer for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until the meat is tender. Remove roast; cut into slices. Serve with spaghetti and sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 473 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 560mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 41g protein.


Average Rating: 5
  • wabbitt7
    Sep 18, 2011

    I have been making this recipe for over twenty years! The only changes I have made is only use one can of tomato paste and I cook mine in a 350º oven for the alotted time. This is a definite favorite in my household!

  • Trilby Yost
    Jul 17, 2010

    This was a success with my family. The beef was very tender, the sauce tasty, and everything went well with the spaghetti. I followed the recipe exactly; but the next time I make it, I may play around with the seasonings.

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