Firehouse Pot Roast


Firehouse Pot Roast

Firehouse Pot Roast
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We visited a local firehouse to find out what one of their favorite dishes is and came out with a chuck roast recipe that's so good, your whole gang is going to be fired up! Our Firehouse Pot Roast is slow-cooked and topped with an unforgettably good, homemade barbecue sauce that'll leave you smiling all dinner long.

What You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 (3-1/2- to 4-1/2-pound) chuck roast
  • 2 large onions, cut in half and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup water

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a Dutch oven over high heat, heat oil; brown chuck roast on both sides. Place onions on top and around roast.
  2. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Mix well, pour over roast, and cover.
  3. Roast 3 to 3-1/2 hours, or until beef is fork-tender.
  4. Remove roast to a cutting board, cut into chunks, and serve topped with sauce.


  • Serve with mashed potatoes and baby carrots.
  • No Dutch oven? No worries! Just use a 9- x 13-inch baking dish instead.
  • And let's not leave any of that delicious BBQ sauce behind--mashed potatoes, anyone?

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 627
  • Calories from Fat 195
  • Total Fat 22g 33 %
  • Saturated Fat 8.1g 41 %
  • Trans Fat 0.9g 0 %
  • Protein 408g 815 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 215mg 72 %
  • Sodium 1,217mg 51 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 36g 12 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.8g 7 %
  • Sugars 24g 0 %

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I made this and it turned out pretty good, it's basically a pot roast with a thinned out BBQ Sauce that's got a little extra spice to it. It really went well with the potatoes. I made it in a crock pot so I wouldn't heat up the kitchen and it came out great. Admittedly, I didn't think this would go over well with the overly sweet bottled BBQ sauces, so I made my own Coffee BBQ Sauce from scratch and it was better than I was expecting. I think if you use any BBQ Sauce that's less sweet, it should work well.

The use of canned Barbecue destroyed the Recipe for me. There is great recipes on line for good barbecue sauces and some sugar free and easy to cook up. I have cooked this type of pot roast many times, but never use canned barbecue sauce and have rave review. I use my sauce on Rib-lets too. Since I bought my Ninja Foodi I cook the pot roast and ribs under the pressure cooker and brown with air air fryer.

Did you actually make this using the ingredients listed or did you simply give it 2 stars because you didn't like the idea of BBQ sauce that isn't homemade? And I really don't care about your Ninja Foodi or how you cook your ribs. I want to know how THIS recipe is, as written.

Has anyone made this yet? And how was it?

Would the recipe need to be changed if cooked in pressure cooker?

Hi there! To make this in a pressure cooker, just leave out the 1/4 cup of water. Everything else will work just fine. :)

The homemade bbq sauce specified in the recipe is 2 cups canned bbq sauce, 1 c beef broth, 3 cloves garlic, 2T hot sauce, 1T chilli powder and 1/4 C water. Easy peasy.

Can I cook this recipe in the crockpot?

Yes, just cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours, or until your roast is fork tender. Enjoy!

Cheez! I still don't get it! Are the remaining ingredients supposed to be the BBQ sauce? It doesn't work out to be 2 cups does it. So, what gives. ?? Maybe someone at Mr. Food can reread the recipe and try to figure it out. I figured they also had the 2 cups of some BBQ sauce and then the rest is added, or there wouldn't be much of any "gravy" to the recipe.

Hello - Yes, everything is correct. The remaining ingredients make up the semi-homemade barbecue sauce. There is just the right amount of "gravy" for the roast. :) Enjoy!

I hate to say this, but I'm now confused about the sauce.

The recipe clearly states to "combine remaining ingredients" which are the makings of your homemade bbq sauce. Easey peasy unless you failed Grade 3. Peace =D

The homemade b-b-q sauce is the jarred sauce enhanced with onions, garlic, beef broth, hot sauce, and chili powder. Sounds right to me.

Sounds good, saved recipe and will make this dish soon.

Looks terrific! Will make soon!


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