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This chuck roast has a wonderful taste and is moist and tender.

1 (4 or 5  pound) chuck roast. (This one is boneless)
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
Put all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until sauce is well blended and smooth.  Pour over roast in crockpot.  Cook on high for 4 or 5 hours or low for seven to eight hours.   Serve as main dish with sauce drizzled over meat. 
  Note:  This could also be pulled apart and used in tacos or burritos.  Makes good sandwiches, too. You could do this recipe in the oven and cook on 350 degrees for approximately 2 hours until roast is cooked to your satisfaction.   Enjoy!
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  1. Here it is 2016 and I am just now seeing your site. I have the pot roast cooking now. My husband does not like liquid smoke or chili powder. Instead, I am using hickory flavored salt and a hot sauce called “Liquid Summer”. I tasted the mixture before pouring it over the roast & I really think the changes are going to work! I’ll let you know later!!

  2. Deanna Whitehead says:

    Looks delicious…would potatoes and carrots be good cooked with this?

  3. Thus recipe looks wonderful, but my son is allergic to tomatoes. Could I just omit the tomato sauce or do you think I would need to replace it with something else? Thanks!

  4. I will try this the next time we make it. Sounds delicious.

  5. what can I substitute for the tomato sauce? Anything? Forgot to pick it up at the store.

  6. I am in the process of making this Roast rite now for Sunday Supper!

  7. Do you really need to add the liquid smoke? I don’t care to use it in any recipe as it gives me heart burn….

  8. Bette Hiatt says:

    I can hardly wait to make this recipe. I have a roast beef and I’m making it in the crockpot tomorrow. I have all the ingredients on hand to do it. Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. My first time in your site.. yummy…everything looks soooo good. Don’t know which to try first..

  10. This was soooooo good!!! I encourage others to try this recipe!!

  11. Judy – this sounds soooo delicious. Beef roast is just about my most favorite meal…along with all the veggies. I’m pinning this and plan to make it one day. MMMMM!

  12. ok thanks for the correction,,,maybe the zoom made the slices much bigger for my eyes haha to me them slices look like a big fat cross ribs roast haha my bad…:P…thanks again 🙂

  13. this looks good but thats no chuck roast Ino that

  14. Everytime I visit your blog, I get so hungry!

    Great recipe. I make something similar but I use different ingredients. I like the ingredients you use though so I may try your version next time.

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