Melt-in-Your-Mouth Chuck Roast
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian stewed tomatoes, undrained
- 1/2 cup beef broth
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 4 teaspoons prepared mustard
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 large onion, halved and sliced
- 1 medium green pepper, halved and sliced
- 1 celery rib, chopped
- 1 boneless beef chuck roast (2 to 3 pounds)
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 cup cold water
- Mix first10 ingredients. Place onion, green pepper and celery in a 5-qt. slow cooker; place roast over top. Pour tomato mixture over roast. Cook, covered, on low until meat is tender, 5-6 hours.
- Remove roast. Strain cooking juices, reserving vegetables. Transfer juices to a small saucepan; skim fat. Mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Serve roast and vegetables with gravy.
Freeze option: Place sliced beef and vegetables in freezer containers; top with gravy. Cool and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through slowly in a covered saucepan, stirring gently and adding a little broth or water if necessary.
Nutrition Facts4 ounces cooked beef with 1/3 cup gravy: 362 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 880mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein.
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Mar 24, 2019
I followed some of the reviews here, but I should've stick with the recipe. I cut the sugar to just 1 TBSP and it wasn't enough. The tomatoes and ketchup were acidic, need that sugar which I added later along with cornstarch. I think it was delicious, but will cook longer next time, only had 4 hours today.
Mar 13, 2019
I will make it again but will definitely leave out the brown sugar. Didn't really like the sweetness.
Feb 24, 2019
This was the best chuck roast recipe I've had in a long time, moist and meaty. My whole family enjoyed it, even my son who doesn't care for tomatoes. This recipe is a keeper!
Feb 10, 2019
This dish was WAY too sweet for my liking. It was moist and the meat well cooked (we did ours in the oven at 325 for 1-3/4 hours). The addition of so much cornstartch at the end made the "gravy" chalky - perhaps just less of it would have sufficed. Perhaps if we had not seared the meat or sauteed the vegetables prior to putting the roast back in and topping with tomato mixture, this dish may have turned out more savory. We won't make this again.
Jan 29, 2019
How do I know if my post went through? It kept telling me to submit request which I did but didn’t look like anything happened.
Jan 21, 2019
Roast was moist. The gravy was much to sweet for me; I believe it was the 3Tbsp. of brown sugar. I don't believe I will cook this again.
Jan 20, 2019
Wow... absolutely delicious and easy recipe! My husband and I both love chuck roast, so we are happy to have a different and new favorite way to prepare it now! I don't care for spicy food, so I simply omitted the black pepper when I cooked this, and my husband was happy to simply add some to his taste after it had cooked. I also added potatoes and carrots to the crockpot. Fabulous recipe that we will enjoy over and over. Loved the sweet flavor, and that there was so much of the juice. I do wish to comment on the few extremely negative comments here, which I found appallingly rude. Most of us know what flavor profiles we prefer and can get an idea of how a recipe will turn out by its ingredients. If you know you don't like" sweet meat" and sauces, or spicy flavors, then alter the recipe accordingly, rather than making such rude comments about the recipe. We don't all love the same things...but we can all be kind to one another, even if we disagree about a recipe!
Nov 12, 2018
I won't be making this again no matter how easy it was to prepare. The sauce had too much tomato and was just too spicy tasting for my taste. I didn't make any changes to the recipe.
Nov 8, 2018
I wasted a good chuck roast on this. This recipe Tasted like a sweet Swiss steak recipe not a roast recipe! Very disappointed.
Nov 6, 2018
Liked the Robust, clean taste of this one. It was a nice. Change for my hubby and I. I did cut back on the brown sugar by 1 Tbs. I might suggest starting with one and add accordingly. I also used carrots instead of the green pepper. Upped the broth to a full cup and braised in oven for about 7 hours at 250 degrees. I also seared the meat before baking . The taste is quite tomato like and it was most enjoyable.