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Garlic Chuck Roast

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


  • 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


  • With a sharp knife, cut 15 slits in roast; insert garlic into slits. Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounce-weight: 385 calories, 22g fat (9g saturated fat), 118mg cholesterol, 425mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 35g protein.

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  • 2124arizona
    Jul 9, 2017

    This mouth watering tender roast is wonderful! It's perfect for Sunday Dinner!

  • 2124arizona
    Jul 9, 2017

    This mouth watering tender roast is wonderful! It's perfect for Sunday Dinner!

  • gregandlory
    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
    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
    Jul 14, 2013

    Good. Will make it again !

  • anchortown68
    May 10, 2013

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

  • suzie706
    Dec 3, 2012

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  • 3girls4boys
    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
    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!

  • Amy the Midwife
    Nov 21, 2010

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