Mama's 'special ingredient' pot roast

Mama's 'special Ingredient' Pot Roast

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Cindy Douglas


This is the way my mama always made her roast. We had it just about every Sunday when I was growing up. The secret ingredient was 'vinegar'. This made it very tasty and very tender..
It's very hard to be precise on the measurements of the ingredients. I've added a little beef broth at times..little more vinegar or water or flour..this recipe really depends on your taste..Please try it and let me know what you time depends on size of the roast also..


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


  • 3 lb
    chuck roast/pot roast
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 medium
    onion chopped
  • 1 c
    hot water

How to Make Mama's 'special ingredient' pot roast


  1. Heat oil in dutch oven, rub roast with 1 1/2 tbsp of flour with garlic powder and salt& pepper to taste.
  2. Brown roast on both sides..mix the remaining flour and cup of hot water,vinegar and pour over meat, add onions
  3. keep cooking for a few minutes on med to high heat, stirring to blend the water,vinegar and flour to make a gravy..turn heat down and cover and simmer for about 1-2 hours
  4. you may want to add more flour for a thicker gravy

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About Mama's 'special ingredient' pot roast

Course/Dish: Beef Roasts
Hashtag: #roast

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