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Iraqi Pot Roast (Daube)

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 45 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine Middle Eastern


  • 2 1/2 lbs chuck roast or top/tip sirloin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Dutch Oven Ingredients

  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tsp whole cloves
  • 1/4 tsp whole cardamom seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Iraqi baharat*/ allspice
  • 1/4 tsp whole peppercorns
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup low sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 325 F
  • Rub roast generously with salt and black pepper
  • In a pan, heat olive oil on medium high heat. Sear roast on all sides to a light brown color
  • Add all Dutch Oven Ingredients to the Dutch oven and mix ingredients together to combine
  • Place seared roast into Dutch oven. Mixture should cover a majority of the roast. If needed, add more beef broth and wine 
  • Cover the Dutch oven and place into the oven
  • After 1 hour, reduce oven heat to 275 F. Remove from the oven after a total of 3.5 hours. The roast should be tender and ready to serve


This recipe can be used with a slow cooker instead of a Dutch oven. Use the low temperature setting on the slow cooker and cook roast for 6 hours.
*Baharat is a Middle Eastern spice blend. It includes a combination of cardamom, allspice, cumin and many more ingredients. Each household has their own twist on the spice mix, but you can also find it in Middle Eastern grocery stores or my Whole Foods also has it on shelves! Allspice can be used as a replacement if you are unable to find Baharat.