Melt-in-Your-Mouth Chuck Roast

by Sara Lilian



This slow-cooked chuck roast recipe is fantastic for my husband and myself. You’ll also appreciate how tasty and tender this hearty beef chuck roast is.

Prep time: 20 min.          Cook time: 5 hours          Makes: 6 servings


1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 boneless beef chuck roast (2 to 3 pounds)
2 teaspoons pepper
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 celery rib, chopped
1/2 cup beef broth
1/2 cup ketchup
1 medium green pepper, halved and sliced
4 teaspoons prepared mustard
3 tablespoons corn-starch
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup cold water
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 large onion, halved and sliced


  1. Combine the first ten ingredients. In a 5-quart slow cooker, combine the onion, green pepper, and celery; place the roast on top. Pour the tomato sauce over the roast. Cook on low for 5-6 hours, covered, until meat is tender.
  2. Remove the roast from the pan. Reserving the vegetables, strain the cooking juices. Skim the fat from the juices and transfer to a small saucepan. Stir together corn-starch and water until smooth, then add to the cooking juices. Bring to a boil, then cook and stir for 1-2 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened. With gravy, serve the roast and vegetables.

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Chuck Roast Tip’s

1. Is it possible to freeze Chuck Roast Melt-in-Your-Mouth?

Fill freezer containers halfway with sliced beef and vegetables, then top with gravy. Allow to cool and then freeze. Refrigerate until partially thawed before using. In a covered saucepan, slowly heat through, stirring gently and adding a little broth or water if necessary.

2. Is Chuck roast a type of meat.

The shoulder area of the steer, as well as pieces of the neck, ribs, and upper arm, are used to make chuck roast. It comes from a large section of the animal and is usually a cheap cut of meat.

3. What is the best way to tenderize chuck roast?

Chuck roast should be tenderized with a process called “raisining”. A couple of quick steps will have the chuck roast ready to be used in a variety of recipes.

First, cut the chuck into cubes. Then, sprinkle with coarse sea salt and pepper and toss to coat. Finally, place the seasoned beef on a large piece of waxed paper or parchment paper and roll it up into one big log about 1 inch thick. This can be done in advance, with the chuck wrapped in plastic and stored in the refrigerator.

Note: Chuck roast has great flavor but is tough if not tenderized correctly.

4. What else can you do with chuck roast?

Chuck roast can be used in a wide range of recipes, allowing you to feed the whole family without going broke. Look through our list of the best chuck roast recipes. (These beef dip sammies must be tried!)

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked beef with 1/3 cup gravy: 362 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 880mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein.

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