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Smoky Braised Chuck Roast Recipe

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After tiring of the same sauces, I began experimenting with spices and flavors, coming up with this concoction. It's excellent with steak, London broil or a roast, and delivers the flavor of a summer cookout all year long! —Karen Brown, Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 2-1/2 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 2-1/2 hours
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke, optional
  • 1 beef chuck roast (3 to 4 pounds)

Directions

  1. Dissolve bouillon in hot water; stir in water, brown sugar, seasonings and, if desired, liquid smoke. Pour marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add beef; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°. Transfer roast to a Dutch oven; pour remaining marinade over top. Bake, covered, until tender, 2-1/2 to 3 hours.
    Freeze option: Place sliced chuck roast in freezer containers; top with cooking juices. Cool and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high, stirring gently and adding a little broth if necessary, until heated through.
    Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Smoky Braised Chuck Roast in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2017, p131

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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


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