Easy Chuck Roast Recipe

Easy Chuck Roast Recipe

One of my favorite recipes for busy days when I don’t have time to cook in the afternoon is chuck roast. These roasts have a good fat profile and awesome flavor. Roast served with salad and broccoli is a regular meal around here and the kids love it.

Why a Chuck Roast?

With five kids, a business to run and a house to clean, I don’t always have hours to spend in the kitchen each day. Crock pot meals are my solution to this. A simple roast can be thrown in the slow cooker while I’m making breakfast and be ready for dinner so I don’t have to spend time cooking it.

I often make recipes like this on days when we have gymnastics or jujutsu in the afternoon and I need to have food ready when we get home.

Easy Chuck Roast Recipe

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Easy Chuck Roast Recipe

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An easy and delicious slow-cooker roast recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 pound chuck roast
  • 2 onions
  • 1 pound carrots, rough chopped
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped, optional
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoons each of basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary and garlic)
  • 1.5 cups water or broth

Instructions

  1. Marinate in spices at least 10 minutes, though several hours is better.
  2. Brown meat on all sides in a skillet on medium-high heat to lock in juices. (optional step that enhances flavor)
  3. Place roast along with sliced onions and 1-1.5 cups of water or beef broth in a crock pot or roasting pan. Cover tightly.
  4. After two hours, rough chop carrots and sweet potatoes and add to crock pot. They can be added at the beginning but they will be much softer at the end.
  5. Cook for 5-7 hours in crock pot or 3-4 hours in the oven.
  6. Let sit 10 minutes before cutting. Slice against the grain.

Courses Slow-Cooker

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