Total Time
1hr 44mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 34 mins

This is a recipe that I clipped from an old Better Homes and Gardens issue. It was sent in by a reader, George Scangos. The original recipe called for reducing the sauce to 3 cups, but I never do. We serve this with pasta. You can slice the meat and spoon the sauce over both the meat and the pasta, or cut the meat up and mix it all together.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make slits in the meat and insert garlic. Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add meat and brown on all sides.
  3. Combine tomato sauce, vinegar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice. Pour over roast. Bring to a simmer and cook for 1 1/2 hours, or until meat is tender.
  4. Remove meat to a platter and let rest 5 minutes before slicing. Stir the sauce well and spoon over meat.
Most Helpful

It's a winner! We will definitely add this to our list of favorite pot roast recipes. I knew we would enjoy the flavors, all of which are subtle and tummy warming without being overpowering. The meat turned out very tender but I did simmer it longer just to be sure cuz I wasn't in a hurry (3 hours) . The sauce thickened on it's own with the lid tipped open a bit. I serve with oven roasted potatoes, carrots and cherry tomatoes. Perfect for a chilly winter night! Thanks Choco!

Chicagoland Chef du Jour December 11, 2011

Followed your recipe right on down & was very satisfied with everything about it! Easy to fix, great tasting (we particularly liked the cinnamon/nutmeg/allspice combo in the tomato sauce)! We don't eat a lot of red meat around here, but I'll definitely be making this again, nonetheless! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed in Zaar Stars Tag]

Sydney Mike April 23, 2011

I did use a good cut of meat and follow the directons, I thought it rather too much tomato.

deadsexy_ak April 17, 2011