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chuck roast in a blue baking dish

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The Best Sunday Roast Recipe for a family meal! Beef chuck roast is one of the tastiest Sunday dinner ideas.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword Dinner Ideas, Dinner Recipes, Sunday Dinner Ideas, sunday dinner recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 35 minutes
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 316kcal


  • Cast Iron Dutch Oven or heavy stockpot


  • 4 pound 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 beef on all sides with salt and pepper.
    Seasoned chuck roast on a cutting board
  • 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 beef and sear until golden brown on all sides. Remove to a plate and set aside.
    Searing beef in a dutch oven
  • 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. 
    Seasoned vegetables in the dutch oven with tomato paste
  • 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. 
    Pouring red wine into the dutch oven
  • Place the seared beef back in the pan and top with the beef stock and add bay leaves.
    adding beef back into pot
  • Cover and transfer to the preheated oven. Cook until the beef 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.
    Beef chuck roast cooked over vegetables in the dutch oven



  • Try using whole carrots so they don't get mushy. Do not use carrot slices; they cook for too long and become mushy. 
  • Yukon gold or russet potatoes are the best for beef chuck roast as they are hearty enough to cook along with the beef without getting mushy. 
  • Make sure to sear the beef on all sides. This will ensure a juicy Sunday roast!


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 245mg | Potassium: 821mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5265IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 4.2mg