Old-Fashioned Pot Roast

Friday, April 3, 2009

Pot Roast is the perfect meal for a lazy Sunday afternoon because you can put it in the oven and sort of forget about it. It is a low maintenance and hearty dinner. This recipe is different from your average pot roast recipes because it calls for sweet chili sauce. The chili sauce gives the meat a delicious, tangy flavor and makes a spicy gravy for your veggies. You can find sweet chili sauce in the Asian or ethnic food aisle of most grocery stores.

Serves: 4
Start to Finish: 3 1/2 hours
Recipe By: Georgia Edgington


1.5 lb round roast
1 pkt onion soup mix
1 cup water
1 (7-oz) bottle sweet chili sauce
3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 stalks celery, cut into 1-inch pieces


1. Preheat oven to 35o.
2. Place roast in large roasting pan (at least 2 1/2 quarts).
3. Combine onion soup mix, water, and chili sauce.
4. Pour sauce over roast.
5. Cover and bake for 1 hour 45 minutes (if you are doubling the recipe, up the cook time to 2 hours)
6. Meanwhile, cut up carrots, potatoes, and celery into 1-inch pieces.
7. Remove pot roast from oven and cut into 1/2 inch slices.
8. Return roast slices to pan and top with vegetables.
9. Cover and continue cooking for another 1 hour.


Melissa said...

Amber I love trying all of these reciepes you put up here. I love finding new and delicious ways to cook things, it is kind of a hobby of mine. I try almost every one you post, and I havn't been disappointed yet. I will have to try this one for tomarow. Perfect for Conference Sunday! Thanks for all the dinner ideas, I love them. :)