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Savory Pot Roast Recipe

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Nina Hebbard


2 lb. boneless beef chuck roast
1 T. oil
salt to taste
1/4 c. wine vinegar
1/4 c. catsup
1/4 c. water
2 T. soy sauce
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. dried rosemary
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
3 T light brown sugar, firmly packed

Brown meat slowly in hot oil; remove from heat and drain. Sprinkle with salt. Combine remaining ingredients; pour over meat. Cover tightly. Bake at 325 for 1 3/4 hours. Remove meat to serving platter. Slice. Simmer juices until reduced by half. Pour over sliced meat.




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