- 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. Yield: 6 servings.
Reviews forMelt-in-Your-Mouth Chuck Roast
"this was a great recipe. ditto on the house smelling great. good flavor and tender. didn't really need a steak knife to eat it. keeper recipe."
"Made this recipe yesterday and loved it! The flavors were bright, the gravy was delicious on mashed potatoes. And a bonus, the house smelled wonderful all day!"
"I added 1 tsp. crushed rosemary and 1 tsp. thyme. It's delicious!!!"
"Just made this last weekend and it was wonderful! Everyone loved it, even the kids! It's definitely a keeper!"
"This was a split decision. While we loved the meat, the sauce was way to sweet for us. The gravy had a nice thickness, but brown sugar....not for us"
"My family loved this recipe! So tender and full of flavor. Glad I have a great roast recipe now!"
"Followed the recipe as is, just reduced brown sugar to 2 tbsp and I added some baby carrots the last hour of cooking. Absolutely amazing flavor!"
"Really good flavors! I cooked it all day but will reduce the cooking time to what's listed next time. The meat was a little dry even with the sauce. Makes great gravy!"
"This had a delicious mix of flavors. Will probably hold back on garlic next time. Roast was so tender. Only change I made was using cornstarch and beef broth to make gravy. Will definitely make again."
"Worst pot roast ever! My mouth is still caving in from the acidic flavors. Can't drink enough water to get rid of that taste. I'm a good cook, and love pot roast, not this one. Horrible!"