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Sassy Pot Roast Recipe

Sassy Pot Roast Recipe

I love walking into my home after a long day and smelling this lovely pot roast. You can add potatoes and carrots to round out the meal, and the leftover meat makes a comforting soup for the next night. —Susan Burkett, Monroeville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (2 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika


  • 1. Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown beef in oil on all sides; drain.
  • 2. Transfer to a 4-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle with onion. Combine the remaining ingredients; pour over meat. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender. Skim fat. If desired, thicken cooking liquid. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked beef: 243 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 443mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.

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llheath User ID: 6590379 264883
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2017

"This roast was okay but not a replacement for my regular standby recipe. It had a distinct sweet sour tang to it that was palatable but not something I would choose to make again. Obviously my review is the exception to the rule. Generally I do like sweet sour flavors but with this roast, it was just not something that was a preferred taste for my family."

marciejj10 User ID: 4759462 260658
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2017 Edited Feb. 2, 2017

"This is so very good. It's a good change from my regular roast beef. With the left overs I piled it on hamburger buns and everyone gobbled them up. Thanks for the recipe."

RHiland09 User ID: 6325610 181059
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2014

"Absolutely loved!!!"

jaime1103 User ID: 4076548 197733
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2014

"This pot roast was a great change from some other recipes. I added carrots the last 5 hours of cooking, it turned out great, the carrots weren't mushy. I will definitely make this again."

julzrulz9 User ID: 7093746 113688
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2013

"This is such a delicious and perky pot roast, the flavors are very lively and its not to heavy on the calories! Will definitely make this again."

kdhcooks User ID: 53837 124532
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2012

"This has a great tangy flavor and was perfect for a rump roast instead of a chuck roast. I added the potatoes and carrots to the crockpot to make a full meal.

This was a very nice change of pace from the typical pot roast I make."

Ab0628 User ID: 3440719 180019
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2012

"This was great...I put it in the slow cooker Monday morning after Thanksgiving. easy meal on the first work day after holiday and a delicious meal after all the turkey. Everyone in my family (including sons 4 and 6) liked it."

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