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Italian Chuck Roast Recipe

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Moist, flavorful and a cinch to throw together, this roast creates a rich, glossy gravy that tastes wonderful over noodles or potatoes. The beef is also delicious when it's shredded for sandwiches.—Jenny Bloomquist, Helena, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (4 pounds)
  • 1 package Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 envelope au jus gravy mix
  • 1 envelope brown gravy mix
  • 1/2 cup water, divided

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked beef with 1/4 cup gravy equals 327 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 118 mg cholesterol, 735 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 36 g protein.


  1. Cut roast in half. Transfer to a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the salad dressing mix, au jus mix and gravy mix with 1/4 cup water; rub over roast. Pour remaining water around the roast.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender. Serve with gravy. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Italian Chuck Roast in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2010, p37

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Jan. 29, 2016

"This roast is great for slicing and serving on a crusty roll, while using the juices to dip sandwiches in. While I previously used a recipe that was handed down, this is my new go-to


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