Autumn Pot Roast II


A perfect Autumn pot roast! My mom made this recipe for our family when I was a little girl. We all loved it and now I make it for my husband who loves it just the same. If you want carrots with the pot roast, add them to the pot for the last 30 minutes of cooking.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 40 mins
8 servings


  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 (4 pound) boneless beef chuck roast

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 1 large onion, sliced thin

  • 12 whole peppercorns

  • 12 whole allspice berries

  • 1 tablespoon finely grated raw horseradish

  • ½ cup bay leaf, crumbled

  • ½ cup rum

  • ½ cup water


  1. Mix together salt and flour, and rub mixture into the meat. In a Dutch oven, cook garlic in butter over medium heat. Place meat into pan, and brown on all sides. Remove beef from pan.

  2. Arrange sliced onions in the bottom of the Dutch oven, and then place the meat on top of the onions. Season with peppercorns, allspice, horseradish, and bay leaf. Pour in rum. Cover, and simmer over medium-low heat until tender, about 3 to 4 hours. A good pot roast will supply most of its own juices, but as it cooks pour 1/2 cup water over it to make an ample supply of gravy.

  3. Transfer roast to a platter. Stir gravy until smooth, and pour over roast.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

454 Calories
32g Fat
7g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 454
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 398mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 306mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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