This Beef Chuck Roast Recipe is the easiest and most deliciously moist pot roast you will ever eat! Deeply flavorful and fork-tender, this is our best chuck roast recipe with so much to offer.
I’m so excited to show you how to prepare this easy pot roast dinner. I know you and your family will love it!
I love chuck roast recipes. I have tried every way of making chuck roast, from in the oven like this beef chuck roast recipe or Dutch Oven Pot Roast, to the Instant Pot in an Easy Beef Stew or Instant Pot Pot Roast, to a Slow Cooker Chuck Roast or Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast.
Needless to say, I know what a good chuck roast tastes like! And let me tell you, this is the best pot roast recipe I have ever eaten. It is so flavorful, moist, and fall-apart tender. Of all of the chuck roast recipes I have tried, this is my favorite.
The best part is, it’s perfect for enjoying for any night of the week or even for feeding a crowd. Cook it for a weeknight dinner or Sunday dinner, and then use the beef leftovers (if you have any!) for more delicious recipes.
What is chuck roast?
Chuck roast is also known as chuck eye roast, beef pot roast, and chuck roll roast. It is a cut of beef from the shoulder, neck, and upper arm area of the cow, and is a budget-friendly cut of beef.
What makes chuck roast so special is that not only is it economical, so your wallet will love it, but it makes the best choice for a pot roast recipe! Chuck roast recipes are always the best pot roasts.
It’s a well-marbled, fatty beef cut that becomes moist and fork-tender when you braise it low and slow. This is how you tenderize a chuck roast, and exactly what we do in our recipe here!
- 4 pound Certified Angus Beef ® brand boneless beef chuck roast
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 large yellow onion, peeled and cut into large wedges
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped, or 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 6 carrots, kept whole
- 2 celery stalks, cut into large pieces
- 4 potatoes, cut into large pieces,
- 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary or 2 teaspoons of dried rosemary
- 2 bay leaves
- 6 ounces tomato paste
- 1 cup red wine
- 2 cups beef stock
For the garlic and rosemary, you can either use fresh garlic and fresh rosemary sprigs or you can use garlic powder and dried rosemary.
One of my favorite things about cooking this tender chuck roast is that the vegetables cook right in the same pot as the roast beef! Life is easy with delicious angus beef chuck roast recipes like this.
Add carrots, potatoes, and onions to cook with your roasted chuck. It’s the perfect pairing of vegetables that creates the most amazing combination of flavors for the beef gravy. I love this angus chuck roast!
Beef chuck roast seasoning is best kept simple. All you need is salt and pepper! Pat the roast dry and give it a generous seasoning on all sides.
You can add rosemary or thyme seasoning, but I’m a big believer that keeping it simple is best when it comes to cooking pot roast. Beef chuck recipes are perfect with just simple seasoning.
I often get the question of how to cook a beef chuck roast, and this is the recipe I always share. This is one of the best chuck roast recipes you will ever try. I promise it will be your new favorite!
These step-by-step directions will show you how to make the perfect oven-baked roast recipe!
- Remove your 4 pound beef chuck roast from the refrigerator and allow it to come to room temperature.
- When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 350˚F. Pat the roast dry and generously season on all sides with salt and pepper.
- In a large Dutch Oven, melt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Once the butter melts, add the roast to the pot and sear on all sides until golden-brown. After searing, remove the roast to a plate and set aside.
- Add 1 large yellow onion cut into large wedges, 2 peeled and chopped cloves of garlic, 4 large whole carrots, 2 stalks of celery cut into large pieces, 4 potatoes cut into large pieces, and 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary to the pan.
- Allow the vegetables to cook, stirring occasionally, until they brown. Then, stir in 6 ounces tomato paste and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Add 1 cup red wine to the pan. Scrape up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Add the roast back into the Dutch Oven with the vegetables. Add 2 cups beef stock and 2 bay leaves, then transfer the Dutch Oven to the pre-heated oven.
- Cook for 4 hours until the roast is tender and shreds easily.
- Remove the bay leaves and season with more salt and pepper if you prefer. Serve hot with the delicious potatoes, carrots, and onions, and enjoy!
This angus beef chuck roast recipe comes together easily, then simmers deliciously for a few hours, totally hands-off. It’s the perfect meal for a lazy day!
- How long to cook chuck roast in oven at 350˚F. Cook a 4 pound boneless beef chuck roast low and slow at 350˚F for over 4 hours. This gives the roast plenty of time to soak in all the wonderful flavors and become completely moist and tender.
- Cook it for a bit longer for an even more tender roast. If you have a bit longer, you can cook this beautiful beef roast in oven recipe for up to 6 hours. This ensures a melt-in-your-mouth roast beef recipe that you’ll surely want to add to the list of your favorite easy Sunday dinner ideas.
⭐ Family Foodie Tips
- Leave the angus chuck roast to reach room temperature before cooking. I always recommend you allow your beef to come to room temperature before cooking it so it can cook evenly and beautifully. This roast will take about 2 hours to come to room temperature.
- Even if you think it’s too much, generously season the roast! Trust us, for that beautiful browned exterior, you want plenty of salt and pepper.
- Scrape up the brown bits from the bottom of the pot. When you deglaze the pot with red wine, make sure to scrape up those brown bits at the bottom. That’s flavor!
- Use whole carrots so they don’t get mushy. If you use carrot slices, they will cook too long and get mushy. No one likes mushy carrots!
- Use Yukon Gold or russet potatoes for this recipe. They’re hearty enough to cook along with the beef without getting mushy.
🥗 Side Dishes
Take a look at our recommendations for the best side dishes for roast beef! We have everything you need for a perfect dinner. These are my personal favorites:
💭 Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best cut of beef for slow cooking?
- Chuck Roast – so so tender, shreds apart and melts in your mouth
- Round Roast (bottom round, top round) – leaner cut and good to use if you want to slice your roast beef
- Beef Brisket – a fattier choice that gets very tender, but can still be sliced for serving. Try our Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Brisket Recipe.
What to Do with Boneless Chuck Roast
Our delicious chuck beef roast recipe is the absolute best, but the beauty of boneless roast is that that are so many easy and delicious ways to prepare it!
Below are our favorite ways to prepare your beef roast. Whether you prefer stove-top, slow cooker, instant pot or dutch oven methods, we have you covered.
📖 Similar Recipes
Chuck roasts are the best comfort food!
We could go on and on about how comforting chuck roast oven recipes are! Here are a few easy ways to prepare the best roasts ever:
- Slow Cooker Beef Roast: Feed a crowd deliciously with the perfect comfort food, slow cooker chuck roast! Set and forget this delicious chuck tender roast recipe on low heat for eight hours, then enjoy an incredible fall-apart roast and tender vegetables in an abundance of flavorful sauce.
- Instant Pot Pot Roast: The Instant Pot makes an amazingly tender and flavorful pot roast! Our Instant Pot pot roast recipe is the BEST hearty Winter comfort food. It’s easy to prepare and makes a great holiday meal.
- Dutch Oven Pot Roast: If you have yet to try a Dutch oven pot roast, you’re going to want to run to get the ingredients for this delicious, juicy, fork-tender and flavorful roast beef recipe!
- Mississippi Pot Roast Why make the same old boring pot roast recipe when you can make this zippy Mississippi pot roast? You just need 5 ingredients and a slow cooker and you are all set.
- The ranch dressing, pepperoncini peppers, and au jus gravy add so much flavor, you may never go back to traditional pot roast again!
For more of the best roast beef recipes, try some of our favorite good roasts, including our delicious Whole Beef Tenderloin! Yum!
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Beef Chuck Roast Recipe (Pot Roast)
- Cast Iron Dutch Oven or heavy stockpot
- 4 lb Certified Angus Beef ® brand boneless beef chuck roast
- 2 tablespoons butter unsalted
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 large yellow onion peeled and cut into large wedges
- 2 cloves garlic peeled or 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
- 6 carrots whole
- 2 celery stalks cut into large pieces
- 4 potatoes cut into large pieces
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary or 2 teaspoons of dried rosemary
- 2 bay leaves
- 6 ounce tomato paste
- 1 cup red wine
- 2 cups beef stock
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350˚F. Season the roast on all sides with salt and pepper.
- In a large Dutch oven, place the butter and vegetable oil over medium high heat. Once hot and the butter is melted, add the seasoned roast and sear until golden brown on all sides. Remove to a plate and set aside.
- Toss together the onion, garlic, carrots, celery, potatoes, rosemary in the pan. Allow to cook, stirring occasionally, until browned. Stir in the tomato paste and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Deglaze the pan with the red wine, scraping up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan, and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Place the seared roast back in the pan and top with the beef stock and add bay leaves. Cover and transfer to the preheated oven. Cook until the roast is tender and shreds easily, about 5-6 hours. Season with more salt and pepper if needed. Remove the bay leaves before serving. Serve hot with desired sides.
Photography Credit: Tara Margetson