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

An easy and delicious slow-cooker roast recipe.
Course Slow-Cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 +
Author Katie Wells



  • Marinate in spices at least 10 minutes, though several hours is better.
  • Brown meat on all sides in a skillet on medium-high heat to lock in juices(optional step that enhances flavor).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cook for 5-7 hours on high in crock pot (8 to 10 on low, but I never get it in that early) or 3-4 hours at 300 degrees in the oven.
  • Let sit 10 minutes before cutting. Slice against the grain.

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