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Beef Pot Roast with Cornmeal Dumplings

Recipe Ingredients


  • 1 (4 pound) chuck roast
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 3 onions, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Cornmeal Dumplings

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder


  1. Roast: Brown pot roast in hot fat.
  2. Add water, tomato sauce, onions and garlic. Cover and cook over low heat for 2 hours.
  3. Add remaining ingredients. Cover and continue cooking until meat is tender.
  4. Serve with cornmeal or plain dumplings.
  5. Cornmeal Dumplings: Beat egg with milk.
  6. Add 2 tablespoons melted shortening or margarine.
  7. Add remaining ingredients and blend well.
  8. Drop by tablespoons into pot roast sauce, cover pan tightly and simmer for 15 minutes.


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