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Marinated Chuck Roast

It's the simple marinade of orange juice, soy sauce, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce that makes this beef roast so tasty and tender. —Mary Lee Baker, Enon, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 3 hours + standing
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 to 4 pounds)


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the orange juice, soy sauce, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce; add the roast. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Pour the marinade into a Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Add roast to the pan. Cover and bake at 325° for 3 to 3-1/2 hours or until the meat is tender. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Thicken juices for gravy if desired.
Nutrition Facts
6 ounce-weight: 254 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 339mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 27g protein.

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  • Iam2blessed
    Feb 15, 2021

    I marinated a roast for 4 hours today, using this recipe. I cut up potatoes, carrots, onions, celery, and a little green pepper, and placed them on top of the roast before putting it in the oven. I then cooked the roast for 3 1/2 hours, just as recommended, and it was delicious!!! Very tender and flavorful!! My husband and kids raved about it all evening. This is definitely a keeper!!! Thank you!!!

  • ChattyCathy61
    Dec 20, 2020

    It was delicious and so tender. For those that said theirs was cooked to long you need to go by the temp of the meat. The size of your roast and even your oven can make a difference on cook time.

  • Jeff
    Feb 15, 2020

    Great recipe if you enjoy something with the consistency of shoe leather. Seriously cqn we calm down with cooking the shit out of everything. What a let down. Should have read deeper i into reviews to only cook for short time if you want to have edible meat. Flavor just ok to.

  • kids chauffer
    Nov 28, 2019

    Such great flavor for so little work!! Made extra marinade and put everything right in the crockpot. Added onions bell pepper and garlic. Cooked on low til fork tender. Thickened the juice with cornstarch at the end. Will be making this again!

  • Tanisha
    Aug 20, 2019

    I created an account just so I could rate this! So simple and SO good. I was using an instant pot so I went to another site for cooking tips. I think it was 70-80 minutes on high pressure and another 8 with the veggies thrown in. It was perfect and SO good. Will never use another recipe.

  • s_pants
    Mar 4, 2019

    i used a 4 1/2 pound roast and cooked for 2 1/2 hours and it was over 190 degrees. A little over cooked, but had great flavor!

  • PageRD
    May 13, 2018

    This marinade adds a lot flavor to the beef. However, I agree that 3 hours is far too long. I tend not to read the reviews so my thoughts aren't biased but I wish I had this time since my roast was dry. 1.5 hours would probably have been plenty. I'll definitely try this again.

  • dschultz01
    Dec 11, 2017

    This came out very good, but I agree with other reviewers that it doesn't need this long to cook. Keep an eye on the internal temp. Mine was a little over-done after 1.5 hours, but it still came out great!

  • Derrick
    Oct 22, 2017

    Easy as...Well you know. ????

  • Erik
    Feb 11, 2017

    Don't leave it in the oven this long, you'll kill it. This was a fairly large chunk of beef that I was cooking, and it's over-done. 3 hours is waaaaay too long for this sort of thing. You're not cooking the entire cow...