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Easy Chuck Roast

Recipe Name: 
Easy Chuck Roast
Picture: 
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Description: 

Tender and peppery stove-top chuck roast and gravy, with garlic, cardemon, and soy sauce

Yield: 

varies, depending on size of roast

Ingredients: 

2-4 pounds of chuck roast*
1-2 teaspoons ground cardamom**
2-4 teaspoons garlic powder
2-4 teaspoons coarse ground black pepper
1/2 cup soy sauce, divided

Instructions: 

1. Press ground cardamom, garlic powder, and coarse ground pepper generously into each side of chuck roast.

2. Pour soy sauce over each side. (You can leave roast to marinate in refrigerator for a while if you wish; it will taste good either way though.)

3. Using a medium-large sized stock pot (depending on the size of your roast), put 1/2 inch water in pan and then put in your marinated roast.

4. Cover and heat on medium-medium low heat until boiling (may take a while to boil) and then simmer slowly for about 4 more hours. When roast is done, thicken the juices left in the pan to make a very tasty gravy***.

Easy Chuck Roast (not cooked yet)

Easy Chuck Roast with Gravy
 

 

Easy Chuck Roast

Easy chuck roast made with stew meat

Easy chuck roast made with stew meat

Easy chuck roast made with stew meat

Additional Notes: 

*This recipe can be used for other roasts besides chuck, but chuck roasts seem to be the most tender, and will practically fall apart when done.

**Cardamom is one of my favorite spices, but it is expensive! You can leave it out if you wish, and the chuck roast will still be delicious!

***To make gravy, mix about 1/2 cup milk with about 1/4 cup flour, removing lumps. Whisk into juices left in pan (after removing meat) and boil for a couple minutes or until thickened. Add salt if needed.

See also: My recipe for Slow-Cooked Herbed Beef and Potatoes

Preparation Time: 

5-10 minutes

Cooking Time: 

4.5+ hours

Tammy's Review: 

This is our favorite roast beef recipe! It is so good. The meat is so tender, it falls apart. The gravy is super-tasty, and I love how easy it all is to make! The meat can be marinated overnight, meaning that all you have to do in the morning is put it on the stove top.

I think this recipe is as easy as a crock pot roast, only tastier! When the roast is done, you simply add thickener to the leftover juice, and you have a wonderful gravy. I love this recipe; it's one of my mom's staple recipes, along with some mashed potatoes. Definitely 10/10!!

Average vote based on 8 reviews.
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Fantastic

This is absolutely a fantastic recipe! I never comment on blogs - but this was so delicious! Thank you for a wonderful recipe!!!



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I don't have cardamom....help!

Tammy, what do you suggest instead of cardamom? I'm anxious to get this in the slow cooker for tonight's dinner....it's already 10:30am. Any ideas?

Note from Tammy: You can omit the cardamom. It will still be delicious! :)



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Great!

I made this for dinner last night, and immediately decided to put it into my menu rotation (sorry, rosemary pork chops - you're out!). It had great flavor, and was so easy to make!



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Mouth-Watering EASY Chuck Roast

I used your recipe last week and LOVED it as did my husband. If you are looking for a great recipe for roast that will leave the meat as tender as you've ever had, this is a must use recipe. It was so good that I actually took time to register with "Tammy's Recipes" so that I could leave a review!



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Potatoes / vegeables, too?

Hi Tammy,
I plan on making this in the crockpot, the student's most useful kitchen appliance. :) Do you think it would taste good to add some potatoes or sweet potatoes and/or other vegetables like carrots too? I've made brisket with yukons in the crockpot, and it turns out delicious.



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Loved It!!

I made this for dinner tonight per the recipe with the gravy. The only thing I did differently was put this into my crockpot to slow cook as I was going to be gone the majority of the day. Came home and then made some mashed potatoes and steamed some cauliflower and green beans. We loved it! I am never using another Roast recipe. Thanks, Tammy.



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This was excellent!

I made this last night for dinner with potatoes, carrots, and onions. It was excellent! I loved how it was so tender and I didn't even have to cut it. And all I had to do was fix some bread and salad to go with it.



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So very good...

I love this roast beef. And the leftovers make great beef vegetable soup or shredded beef sandwiches. Definitely a must-try recipe, considering how simple it is to make!!

Please see the recipe above for my complete review! Thanks!