My Midwestern "Cold Remedy" Pot Roast

Kelly Williams


Searching for that "Grandma's house smells so good" pot roast dinner? Look no further! ;) It took me several years to perfect this, and I'm really happy with it. Don't be fooled by the mustard and horseradish, the flavors mellow as it cooks, and tastes like you literally stepped back in hope you try this, it's really wonderful (if you don't mind me saying so myself!) ;) :D Enjoy!!

(Terrible old photo by me, don't let it scare you off! LOL!)


★★★★★ 2 votes

about 6
5 Min
3 Hr


  • 3 1/2-4 lb
    chuck roast, can sub arm or blade roast
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil, more if needed for searing
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    coarse ground pepper
  • 1/3 c
    prepared horseradish, not the creamy kind, the real deal
  • 1/4-1/3 c
    spicy brown mustard to coat, i use gulden's
  • 1 (32 oz.)
    box/cont. beef broth
  • 1
    large onion cut into eighths, seperate pieces from wedges
  • 1
    bag baby carrots, not baby "cut" carrots, be careful-- they are trying to fool us!
  • 8
    red or yukon gold potatoes, unpeeled and quartered
  • 4 Tbsp

How to Make My Midwestern "Cold Remedy" Pot Roast


  1. Sprinkle one side of roast with half of salt and pepper and place, that side down, into large frying pan of HOT oil (to sear and brown). Season other side while bottom side is browning.When browned, turn over, brown other side. Turn off heat. In large deep casserole dish, dutch oven or small roaster with lid, pour in beef broth and add half of onion. Spread top side of roast with half of horseradish and mustard, and place, that side down, into prepared baking pan. Then spread top side with rest of horseradish and mustard. Cover with rest of onion. Dot with butter. Cover and bake in 325°F oven for 2 1/2 hours, turning meat over and retopping with some of the onion, every 45 minutes.
    Add carrots and potatoes, recover, and bake 1 hour longer basting vegetables with the broth every 15-20 minutes. Place meat and vegetables onto large serving platter. Serve with broth, warm, crusty french bread and butter, or *gravy if desired.
    *For gravy: Mix 3-4 Tbl. cornstarch with 3-4 Tbl. cold water. Stir into simmering broth, cook and stir for about a minute or so. Will thicken immediately. Taste for saltiness. Add more salt and/or pepper to taste.

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About My Midwestern "Cold Remedy" Pot Roast

Course/Dish: Beef Roasts
Hashtags: #roast #potroast

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