My Favorite Pot Roast


This rump roast recipe is the oven version of the original I got from my mother. It is unbelievably delicious.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 (4 pound) beef pot roast

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 3 large potatoes, quartered

  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 1 onion, sliced

  • cup vinegar

  • cup water


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. Heat vegetable oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook roast in hot oil until browned on all sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

  3. Mix together brown sugar, salt, mustard, and black pepper in a small bowl; sprinkle evenly over roast. Arrange potatoes, carrots, and onion in the Dutch oven around roast. Pour vinegar and water over vegetables.

  4. Cover and cook in the preheated oven until roast is hot in the center and just turning from pink to grey, about 4 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 150 degrees F (65 degrees C).

    plate of pot roast, potatoes, and vegetables with fork
    Meredith Food Studios

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

498 Calories
28g Fat
31g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 498
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 962mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 31mg 154%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 930mg 20%

* 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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