Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 hrs
Don't remember where I got this recipe, but it sure is good.
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pound)
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 (8 ounce) can 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, packed
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground mustard
- Combine salt and pepper.
- Rub over the roast.
- Heat oil in a dutch oven.
- Brown roast on all sides.
- Add tomato sauce, water, onions and garlic.
- Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Combine the remaining ingredients.
- Pour over the meat.
- Cover and simmer for 3-4 hours, or until the meat is tender.
- (I made gravy by adding flour and water).
I so wanted to like this more than I did but I found the sauce to be on the tart side and we prefer the sweeter flavors. The onions were extremely overpowering and I only used two. It was my mistake to buy the yellow onions which are quite strong, when Vidalias would have been a much better choice for a recipe that calls for more than one onion. 1/4 cup of lemon juice was a little much when I tasted it so I tried to add more brown sugar. The end result was a sauce that still needed honing to satisfy our taste buds. That's not to say that those who have more of a "tart tooth" instead of a sweet tooth won't love this recipe. The beef is very tender and the sauce quite adaptable so just taste as you go. The concept of barbecued pot roast is also a good one, with the texture of the sauce being a little thinner than many of the other sauces out there. It can be poured over mashed potatoes served alongside. The flavor of the beef should also shine through, which I think would've happened if it hadn't been for the onions. But I believe this dish still has potential in our kitchen. If I try it again I will add only one sweet onion and cut the lemon juice to probably 1/8 of a cup. We may really enjoy it then.
Delicious! Delicious! A real true keeper. Easy to prepare with ingredients you have on hand. You out did yourself with this recipe. Thanks for posting.
Unusual tangy flavor that we enjoyed. The roast came out very tender and smelled absolutley wonderful when cooking. Great that the recipe uses ingredients always on hand. I didn't thicken the gravy, but did spoon some over the roast at serving, and a little over mashed potatoes. Loved all of the sliced onions. Thanks for a yummy dinner!