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Dad's BBQ Roast Recipe
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Dad's BBQ Roast

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"Dad gave me this recipe when I was still in University years ago. It's so easy, I still remember it! Perfect for summer dinner parties - not a 'beautiful' presentation but, the taste and smell MORE than make up for that. Easily halved or doubled. Try it with a grainy or spicy mustard. Be sure to save the juices and 'gravy' to spread on sandwiches the next day."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs

    2 hrs 15 mins


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the mustard and onion soup mix. Lay out two long sheets of aluminum foil crosswise. Pat the roast dry, and place in the center of the foil. Generously coat the roast with the mustard mixture. Wrap the foil tightly around the roast, then apply one more piece of foil to really seal it in so that the roast can be rotated without all of the juices spilling out. This process may be done as early as the morning before.
  2. Prepare an outdoor grill for indirect heat. For charcoal, light the coals, then move to one side of the grill. For gas, light only one burner, and cook on the unlit side.
  3. Place the roast on the grill, and cover. Cook for about 2 hours, turning every 30 to 45 minutes, or until the internal temperature is at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).
  4. Let stand for about 10 minutes before carving. Place on a deep serving plate before unwrapping so you can be sure to save the juices and mustard rub to slather on the beef slices.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 11, 2008

Oh My God! So let me state up front that I am a single father with 4 kiddos (YES, we do exist!), and a $12.00 an hour slug ( No child support, thank you Texas.). At any rate, the day before shopping day (read-payday) I was going through the fridge trying to come up with dinner. I found a roast, and a few other sundries, so I get on the pooter and I find this. My changes were, not enough mustard so I added enough teriyaki marinade and cheap-o-depot bbq sauce about a half a cup combined between the two) to come up with the required liquids,add a few potatoes and onions to it before I wrapped up the foil and headed out to a mesquite tree fired grill.Hey, I live in Texas. You can't swing a dead cat without hitting a dead mesquite tree. So anyway, I wish I could tell you about the leftover sandwiches, but there was nothing left over. the kids ate it ALL!. I will definitely make this again. ... and again and again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 02, 2005

The roast was okay. It was just too much mustard. And you're right - it's not much on presentation! My family didn't say anything about it - not a good sign in our house.


11 Ratings

Jan 28, 2007

I added 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and one tablespoon of water to the mixture. I used 3 different mustards instead on just one. I only used 3/4cup of mustard and I also seared my roast on a hot BBQ prior to coating and wrapping. We thought it was really good, the sauce turned out the perfect consistency. I will make this again. I have frozen the leftovers with the sauce and they were excellent later on too.

Jul 31, 2007

I liked the basic idea but I added to it and it turned out absolutely delicious. I added a tablespoon of horseradish, sugar and water and I used grainy mustard. I also chopped up a whole head of garlic and added it to the marinade. You could smell it cooking down the block! Time was less than 2 hours though.

Jul 09, 2006

Easy to make and tastes great. It was the first time I attempted a roast on the BBQ and it won't be the last time I make it this way again. And as staded the left overs are great for sandwiches I personally use Dijon mustard.

Oct 07, 2008

I prepared this as written and am so upset with the results. Wasted a $12 roast. It's meat cooked in mustard and that's exactly what it tasted like. Hubby ate it slathered in ketchup but the kids wouldn't touch it. Had to make them something else.

May 01, 2009

This recipe rocks. I used 1 cup of honey dijon mustard and 1/3 cup of bbq sauce. It is delicious!

Jul 22, 2011

This didnt look all that great but it tasted surprizingly son is a chef and he sad it was delicious.I didnt add the whole package of onion soup mix.cutting back salt.Other wise it was perfect and I had a 10lb roast.


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  • Calories
  • 290 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.4 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 14.4 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 34.3 g
  • 69%
  • Sodium
  • 798 mg
  • 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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