Bavarian Pot Roast

Contributed By: Terry Borden


1 boneless beef chuck pot roast (about 3 pounds)
2 tablespoons canola oil
1-1/4 cups water
3/4 cup beer or beef broth
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Cornstarch and water, optional


1. In a Dutch oven, brown roast in hot oil. Combine water, beer, tomato sauce, onion, sugar, vinegar, salt, cinnamon, bay leaf, pepper and ginger. Pour over meat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until meat is tender, about 2-1/2-3 hours.
2. Remove meat. Discard bay leaf. If desired, thicken juices with cornstarch and water.

Helpful Hints:

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2-3/4 hours
YIELD: 10 servings.
Freeze option: Place sliced pot roast in freezer containers; top with cooking juices. Cool and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, gently stirring and adding a little broth to pot roast if necessary.

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