Recipe by Brynie Greisman

Roast with Barbecue Sauce

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Meat Meat
Easy Easy
10 Servings

No Allergens specified

50 Minutes

Typical barbecue sauce has molasses, mustard, and other ingredients not used on Pesach. Flavor is not compromised at all in the following sauce. On the contrary, it is literally bursting with taste and very versatile. I used it here on a brisket roast, but it is equally good with meatballs or on chicken, or even to dress up tongue. It received rave reviews from anyone who tasted it.


Main ingredients

  • 4 and 1/2 pound (2 kilogram) roast

  • 1 onion, diced and sautéed 

  • 3/4 – 1 cup Gefen Ketchup (or homemade)

  • 3/4 cup vinegar 

  • 1/4 cup apple juice (I used 1 tablespoon apple juice concentrate and 2–3 tablespoons water) –

  • 1/4 cup Gefen Honey 

  • 2–3 tablespoons oil 

  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced 

  • 2 teaspoons salt or to taste

  • pinch pepper 

  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 


Make the Roast


Put everything but the roast into a small saucepot and cook for 20 minutes, or until the sauce is thickened.


Pour the sauce over the roast and bake in the oven for two and a half to three hours (depending on the size of the roast) at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius). 


Refrigerate the meat overnight, separately from the sauce. Slice it the next day (it’s easier to slice when the meat is cold) and reheat together with the sauce.


If you like your meat/chicken, etc., with extra zip, use 3/4 or even one teaspoon cayenne pepper. No matter what, don’t leave this out because it balances out the sweetness of the sauce.


This sauce is sufficient for at least a 4- and- 1/2-pound (2-kilogram) roast, 2 chickens, or 3.3 – 4 and 1/2 pounds (1 and 1/2 – 2 kilograms) chopped meat.
Roast with Barbecue Sauce

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Malka Kellerman
Malka Kellerman
1 year ago

This is our family’s favorite way to make roast. It is our go-to recipe; I make it every YomTov and for special occasions too! Thank you so much for this fantastic recipe!