Garlic Chuck Roast Recipe
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Garlic Chuck Roast Recipe

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Having never made a roast before, I experimented with a few ingredients to come up with this hearty all-in-one meal. Not only is it easy, but the tender entree gets terrific flavor from garlic, onion and bay leaves.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2-1/4 hours + standing
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2-1/4 hours + standing
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds)
  • 15 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 pound baby carrots

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 385 calories, 22g fat (9g saturated fat), 118mg cholesterol, 425mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 35g protein .


  1. With a sharp knife, cut 15 slits in roast; insert garlic into slits. Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper.
  2. In a Dutch oven, brown meat in oil; drain. Place bay leaves on top of roast; top with onion slices. Drizzle with butter. Add water to pan. Cover and bake at 325° for 1-1/2 hours.
  3. Baste roast with pan juices; add carrots. Cover and bake 45-60 minutes longer or until meat and carrots are tender. Discard bay leaves. Let roast stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Thicken pan juices if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Garlic Chuck Roast in Quick Cooking March/April 2004, p27

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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gregandlory 253559
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2016

"I cheated and used garlic powder (a little over 1 tsp) because I didn't have fresh cloves. I also skipped the bay leaves (am out). I did use beef broth instead of water like one reviewer suggested. I did not add the salt and the beef broth still made it a little salty (though we are on a low-salt diet for a medical condition.). Will use low-sodium "better than bouillon" next time. We loved this recipe :) OH...I put it in the crockpot instead of the oven..."

linsvin 131615
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2013

"If you love garlic you're going to love this roast! I did add potatoes and extra beef broth which made an excellent tasting gravy."

114dianadr 57661
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2013

"Good. Will make it again !"

anchortown68 135104
Reviewed May. 10, 2013

"Very easy to make! My family loved it! I have ages from 4 to 47."

3girls4boys 138461
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2012

"The only thing that I would do differently is use beef broth instead of water when putting it in the oven. Otherwise, everyone loved it and will definitely make this one again!"

jayjojayjr 53534
Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"This meal was delicious!! I used a very large Dutch oven to do mine so I added 2 sticks of butter and 3 cups of water total, plus celery and potatoes. The family enjoyed it so much that I barely had any leftovers!"

mother of 3 107203
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2009

"The fragrance of this baking in the oven is reminiscient of my teen years with my parents. "It tastes good," my daughter said. I substituted beef broth for the water. Yummy!"

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