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Slow-Cooker Chuck Roast Recipe

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This fork-tender roast is fairly quick for a slow cooker recipe, and is perfect for a busy weekend afternoon.—Linnea Rein of Topeka, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (4 pounds), trimmed and cut in half
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 6 tablespoons cold water
  • Dash salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked beef with 1/3 cup gravy equals 337 calories, 17 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 118 mg cholesterol, 312 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 36 g protein.


  1. Place roast in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the tomato sauce, onion, water, vinegar, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, mustard, bouillon and garlic powder; pour over meat. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove meat and keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices if necessary; transfer to a large saucepan. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with roast. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Slow-Cooker Chuck Roast in Simple & Delicious May/June 2008, p18

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

"Planning to make this this week (probably Wednesday 10/1613), will be using meat for making soup. Although my husband isn't crazy over soup (he says it's not really filling), cooking it in crock opot to ensure tenderness, then transferring to Dutch Oven, finishing it up with homemade dumplings may just be the ticket!! Joscy"

Reviewed May. 16, 2012

"This was just ok. My family didn't care for the taste of the gravy."

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"This was so good! I was planning on using the beef in a different recipe, but once I tasted it, I thought it was too good so we just ate it as it was. This is definitely my go-to roast recipe now."

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"Had Mother-in-law over for dinner~ everyone loved the roast. And no one had any idea I used coffee!"

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