Barbecue Pot Roast Recipe

This Barbecue Pot Roast recipe is a delicious twist on the traditional pot roast and is perfect for spring and summer! Disclosure: Farberware Cookware is the sponsor of this post and all opinions are 100% my own. You can enter to win your own Farbeware New Traditions Cookware set below!

Barbecue Pot Roast

I love making pot roast for my family and I typically make it in the slow cooker like I did for these French dip sandwiches. Recently, I was visiting with one of my friends and she said that when she makes a pot roast for her family, it doesn’t taste like the pot roasts that her mom used to make. She found out that her mom used to make pot roast by searing the meat on the stove and then cooking the roast in the oven. So, when I received a gorgeous Farberware New Traditions Scalloped Cookware set to try out, I decided to try my friend’s mom’s method. I wanted to give my traditional pot roast dinner a flavor that would be perfect for spring or even summer, so I made it a Barbecue Pot Roast and served it with roasted asparagus and rosemary garlic potatoes.

Farberware New Traditions

I love the glossy, enamel porcelain colored exterior of the Farberware New Traditions Scalloped Cookware! They are bell shaped with pretty, scalloped edges. The 12 piece set came with a 1 quart covered saucepan, 2 quart covered saucepan, 3 quart saute pan, 5 quart covered Dutch oven, 8-inch skillet, 10-inch skillet, slotted spoon and a solid spoon.

Farberware Aqua Pot

The contrasting white interior is PFOA-free nonstick interior looks great while also ensuring that food will release quickly and effortlessly. They feature an easy grip, rubberized handle in the same pretty aqua color. The lids are crafted in glass and reinforced with a stainless steel rim to monitor the cooking process without allowing moisture to escape. Plus, they are oven safe to 350° F!

How To Make A Pot Roast

To make the Barbecue Pot Roast, start by seasoning the pot roast. Mine was small (only 2.21 lbs) because only a few of us were going to be eating it. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. Use your fingertips to rub the oil, salt and pepper into the roast. Flip it over and do the same on the bottom and along the sides.

Pan Seared Pot Roast

Heat an oven-safe pan like this Farberware New Traditions Scalloped Dutch oven over medium high heat with two tablespoons of olive oil. Put the seasoned roast in the pan and cook it for about 2 minutes until it is browned. Carefully flip the roast over and sear the opposite side for a couple of minutes. If possible, hold onto the roast with tongs and sear the sides, as well.

This method is very similar to the way I make my steaks. I am a big chicken when it comes to cooking things in hot oil, so I wore big oven mitts and used my big grilling tongs to turn the meat over.

Oven Pot Roast

After the roast is seared, pour a bottle of barbecue sauce over the pot roast, lifting it up to allow the sauce to get underneath the roast as well. Put the lid on and cook the roast in the oven, at 325 degrees, for three hours, turning after two hours.

See how the Dutch oven looks after cooking the Barbecue Pot Roast? I wondered how clean the white interior would come and was delighted that it was easy to clean and everything came off, leaving it looking as good as new!

Pot Roast Recipe

Carefully move the fork tender roast to a serving tray.

Oven Roasted Potatoes

I served it with roasted, rosemary garlic potatoes and realized that I have a slight rosemary crush! Every rosemary flavored bite I took made me happy.

Roasted Asparagas

I also made some delicious roasted asparagus that is simply made with olive oil, salt and pepper.

BBQ Pot Roast

The meal was delicious and so easy to make. Vanessa filled a couple containers and ran some over to my sister’s house so they could enjoy the meal too. They said it was “delish” and so much better than the frozen pizza they were planning to have for dinner!

Barbecue Pot Roast
Serves: Serves 4-6
  • 2-3 pound roast
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 teaspoons sea salt
4 teaspoons black pepper

  • 28 ounce bottle barbecue sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Drizzle one tablespoon of olive oil on the roast. Sprinkle with two teaspoons of sea salt and two teaspoons of black pepper. Use fingertips to rub the seasoning into the roast. Flip the roast over and repeat on the opposite side.
  3. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully put the seasoned roast in the pan using large tongs and sear it for about 2 minutes, until browned. Carefully flip the roast over and sear the opposite side for a couple of minutes. If possible, hold the roast with the tongs and sear the edges as well.
  4. Pour a bottle of barbecue sauce over the roast, lifting it up to allow some of the sauce to get underneath the roast. Put the lid on the Dutch oven and cook the roast in the oven, at 325 degrees, for three hours, turning after two hours.

And now for the best partthe Farberware New Traditions Cookware giveaway! One lucky winner will get their own set in aqua like mine or they can choose the red set. And don’t worry, if you aren’t the winner, you can still purchase a Farberware New Traditions Cookware set at Walmart! Plus, you can enter the Spring Into New Traditions giveaway on the Farberware Cookware Facebook page.

Also, be sure to join live streaming cooking demonstration with Average Betty, who will prepare a  family favorite meal with a modern day twist. It will take place this Thursday, April 24 at 12 Noon PDT on the Farberware Cookware Facebook Page. Register for the event here: and be entered to win 1 of 4 Farberware New Traditions 12-piece cookware sets  that will be given away during the live broadcast to registered attendees.

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    • Tonia says

      Yes, you can cook it in a crockpot. When I make roast in a slow cooker, I typically cook it for 7-8 hours on low.

  1. Sabine says


    may I ask you how you call this special piece of meat in English so I can translate it into German and ask my local butcher to get te same meal on our plates ;-)?

    Thanks in advance,


    • Tonia says

      Hello Sabine,
      It is a pot roast which is typically a rump roast or bottom round of beef. From what I can see online, it appears to be similar to what you would use to make your sauerbraten. Enjoy!

  2. says

    What wouldn’t you make!? Oh goodness! We are big pasta eaters, so a good homemade sauce would come first! Thanks for an awesome, amazing giveaway!

  3. ten b says

    I think I would try your barbecue pot roast – I don’t think I’ve ever had a barbecue beef roast.

  4. Jason Thompson says

    I would make my specialty: Chicken Piccata would be made in the saute pan, white cheddar mashed potatoes in the dutch oven, and honey carrots in the 1 quart saucepan. Delicious!

  5. Amy Honious says

    The first thing I would make would be some yummy pork chops, mashed potatoes and cannelini beans with sage. This cookware is soooo pretty and would work perfectly with my kitchen decor!

  6. Jessica Whitehouse says

    I would love to make fajitas or grilled chicken salad with these new pans. I haven’t had new cookware in ages.

  7. Laura says

    Oh my gosh, if I had this beautiful set I’d make everything on my food pin board!! Okay, not everything…but I might attempt! LOL

  8. Katy says

    A few months ago I had the most amazing Gnocchi and have been dying to attempt to recreate it. This cookware is beautiful, thank you so much for hosting such an amazing giveaway!

  9. Calli says

    I would make everything! Those are the most beautiful pots and pans I’ve ever seen. I would put glass doors on my cabinets just to look at them all day!

  10. Crystal Gibson says

    Pasta, squash casserole, homemade mac n cheese, cabbage rolls, corn (had to throw that one in) oh, and did I mention EVERYTHING!!!

  11. Sarah L says

    Oh gosh, what wouldn’t I make with this cookware?! I would start by making my husbands favorite casserole!

  12. kim fenner says

    My pregnant daughter seems to be craving spaghetti all the time, so I would make some for her.

  13. Brigitte B says

    I am trying to eat healthy so I would love to use it to create a new version of chilli made with ground chicken or turkey

  14. sara giresi says

    In the am it would be eggs or pancakes. for lunch maybe mac & cheese and dinner chicken parm

  15. Rachel W says

    The first thing that I would make would probably be tortilla soup… sounds so good right now 🙂

  16. Terri Moore says

    I would make lots of recipes using the fresh vegetables I am going to grow in our bigger garden this year. I’m really excited to be eating healthier and will need some bigger pans to cook with. these are beautiful!

  17. Dawn Sterner says

    That roast looks delicious, I’d definitely make that! I cook everyday so these would be put to good use & I’m in need of some good cookware! Thanks 🙂

  18. ricky says

    I’m not sure if my meal would be as fancy as yours, but I like to make Jigg’s dinner. It’s a meal I learned from my newfie friend.

  19. Annmarie W. says

    An easier question would be ‘what would I NOT make?’! I could make everything with this set, starting with some nice Italian wedding soup and moving on to pasta and spaghetti sauce…maybe some chili, and easy things like ramen or scrambled eggs. Even some nice all-in-one-skillet meals! And the color of this set is just beautiful!

  20. Serena Evanuk Wells says

    I love the robin egg blue color. My cookware is miss matched from 30 years ago and 5 children later.. I sure could use a new set. thanks for the chance to win this wonderful set.

  21. Georgia Beckman says

    I would make one of our favorites. Pork steak simmered with apples & cinnamon, served with sides of rice & broccoli or asparagus.

  22. Dorthey says

    Love the pot roast recipe, so it would be at the top of the list. These pots are gorgeous! AND They match my kitchen.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  23. Kathleen M Smith says

    A roasted chicken and veggies would be nice. I very rarely eat beef, but your pot roast looks delicious : )

  24. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says

    What WOULDN’T I make? With a set of cookware with fabulous (and soooo good looking too!) Soups, stews, stir-fries, omelets, lots of pasta & sauces. Armed with a gorgeous set like this, just about any/every culinary feat is possible!

    I think just having THIS awesome set would be empowering!

  25. Michele P says

    that roast does look yummy, and so do the potatoes. I would also make some yummy Guatemalan dishes, stews and carne adobadas.

  26. says

    I think the better thing is, what WOULDN’T I make?! These are beautiful! I would most certainly make my husband donate our old (and very worn out) set to the Goodwill!

  27. says

    I’ve made pulled beef sandwiches after doing a crock pot roast but have never even thought about the idea of a bbq roast right from the beginning. I am so making this during this week. Looks so good!

  28. says

    i would make almost everything in these if i won. i love the color and i need new pots, etc. the roast looks great so i would def. try that out if i won 🙂

  29. Laura Jones says

    I do a monthly brunch with my girlfriends and a dinner party every few months. I would make all the dishes with this set! I’m in love with the color of them, too!

  30. Laurie Nykaza says

    My son got diagnosed with Celiac’s disease so I need gluten free cookware . I would make him a pot roast which is his favorite that would be gluten free meat and potatoes is what he would love.

  31. Julie S says

    I would love to try your roast recipe. I make my roasts that way… sear it then put it in the oven. But I’ve never used anything but salt and pepper to flavor it. The asparagus looks great too, I must make that 🙂

  32. Nadene Adams says

    I’m sure I would make a lot of family dinners with this cooking set. My kids especially love my lasagna and baked chicken.

  33. Roxy Meto says

    I would make your new pot roast recipe as it sounds delicious. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely cookwear.

  34. KELLY MCGREW says

    I would love to make a nice Thanksgiving or Easter or Christmas-style dinner with this set! Ham, Potatoes, Vegetables. I have never made a large dinner and would love to give it a go!

  35. janetfaye says

    I would make meatballs marinara with Farberware New Traditions Cookware.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  36. Holly Storm-Burge says

    I would replace my old cookware and use it for everything!!! I would probably start with a pasta dish with a cream sauce. My favorites!

  37. dorrie turner says

    I would definitely make a roast dinner with potatoes and gravy. We haven’t had that in so long! But this would be so ideal to use when Thanksgiving comes around too!

  38. Cindy Stewart says

    love the cookware and the colors!! i would make a pot roast, corn beef and cabbage, my famous stew, and my homemade chicken soup! those would be the first items! thanks for the wonderful opportunity to win 🙂

  39. Rhonda A says

    I would love to make Fettucinni and Mussels in a Lemon Clam Sauce with some spinach or kale greens on the side

  40. Elizabeth says

    I would make any of my family’s favorite dinners – spaghetti, chili, sausage and mashed potatoes, taco night – or all of them. 🙂

  41. allyson tice says

    I would.boil some fettuccine noodles
    . Warm up some spaghetti sauce and saute onions and have amazing pasta!!!

  42. Nancy Loring says

    I would start by making homemade mac n cheese. Green beans with bacon and those crunchy fried onions. My meat would be southern fried chicken, I jniw this meal is a heart attack waiting to happen but it’s so good,

  43. Elle says

    I would make all sorts of things since I love to cook and I definitely could use some new cookware. I think I’d make a chicken stew first.

  44. Nancy says

    I’d start out by baking a ham in the oven using the Dutch Oven. It is so tender and delicious when you cook it low and slow and baste it!

  45. Mary Beth Elderton says

    I do almost all our food from scratch, so I would use this daily for many things! Today I am cooking a veggie spaghetti and would love to be using this cookware.

  46. jenn giannetto says

    i would love to make some pork chops, mashed sweet potatoes and a squash,broccoli, and carrot medley. yum

  47. Dorothy Teel says

    I would use this to make a pot of Frogmore Stew, it is so good and this would be perfect for me and my family.

  48. Sandy Headtke says

    With all those pots I would be able to make a full dinner using them all. My first would be pot roast

  49. Deborah Harrington says

    Tonia, thank you for this generous opportunity. How did you know “blue” is my favorite color? Although your “Barbecue Pot Roast” looks scrumptious, I would make a large pot of spaghetti sauce! 🙂

  50. Natalie J Vandenberghe says

    I would make a roast, stir-fry, and my Dad’s recipe for Spanish Sauce! This is a beautiful set of cookware and I love Farberware! Thanks for the giveaway.

  51. says

    My comment got lost… But I’d finally be able to make ANYTHING that requires a Dutch oven! I’ve wanted one for a long time.
    And that color is just awesome!!! 🙂

  52. says

    oooo, i love the color of the cookware, so pretty. i would make whole wheat lasagna with a slow simmered sauce & asparagus, thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize, i really need new cookware

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