Pot Roast with Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce

Rich browned roast beef is accented with the subtle sweetness of cranberries in a savory sauce.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
6 servings


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons Mazola® Chicken Flavor Bouillon Powder*

  • ½ teaspoon Spice Islands® Fine Grind Black Pepper

  • 1 (2 1/2 pound) boneless beef chuck roast, trimmed of fat

  • ¼ cup Mazola® Corn Oil

  • 1 ½ cups diced onion

  • 1 cup pomegranate juice

  • 1 ½ cups dried cranberries, divided

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine flour, bouillon powder and black pepper in a shallow pie pan or bowl. Pat roast dry using paper towels. Dredge the roast in the flour mixture, coating thoroughly.

  2. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven or deep sided roasting pan over medium-high heat. Brown meat for 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until well browned. Remove roast to a plate. Add onions to pan juices and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in pomegranate juice and half of the cranberries; bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Stir in brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and balsamic vinegar, stirring until sugar is dissolved.

  3. Return roast to pan, turning to coat with sauce. Cover pan and place in oven. Roast for 1 hour, 15 minutes. Stir well and add remaining cranberries. Cover and continue cooking 15 to 45 minutes until roast is tender. Remove from oven and allow roast to rest for 10 minutes. Transfer to serving platter, slice roast and top with sauce.


* Or substitute 2 packets Mazola(R) Sobrecitos(TM) Tomato Flavor Bouillon.

Serving Suggestions: Serve this delicious roast with wild rice pilaf, roasted sweet potatoes and pan grilled asparagus.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

594 Calories
30g Fat
61g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 594
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 371mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 295mg 6%

* 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.