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Garlic Chuck Roast Recipe

Garlic Chuck Roast Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Garlic Chuck Roast

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gregandlory User ID: 6527082 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 User ID: 1584655 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 User ID: 3125951 57661
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2013

"Good. Will make it again !"

anchortown68 User ID: 2250136 135104
Reviewed May. 10, 2013

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

3girls4boys User ID: 5923510 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 User ID: 2507657 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 User ID: 1726536 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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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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