Fall-Apart Tender Slow Cooker Chuck Roast: The Ultimate Guide

Slow Cooker Chuck Roast

If you’re a fan of beef chuck roast, you’re in for a treat! In this comprehensive guide, we’ll show you how to make a fall-apart tender Slow Cooker Chuck Roast with just 15 minutes of prep. The best part? You’ll also learn how to make a flavorful beef gravy from the drippings right in the same pot. This easy and delicious recipe will revolutionize your cooking game!

Chuck Roast Crock Pot Recipe

If you’re looking for the most tender chuck roast recipe, you’ve come to the right place. This Slow Cooker Chuck Roast will blow you away with its incredible flavor and save you valuable time in the kitchen.

Picture this: you add the chuck roast to the crockpot in the morning, and when you come home in the evening, you’re greeted with the mouthwatering aroma of a perfectly cooked dinner. It’s the ideal meal for busy weeknights or those times when you have other commitments but still want a delicious home-cooked meal.

Seared Chuck Roast

Chuck Roast Slow Cooker Ingredients

To make this mouthwatering Slow Cooker Chuck Roast, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Chuck roast
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Unsalted butter
  • Vegetable oil
  • Yellow onion, diced
  • Garlic powder
  • Tomato paste
  • Dry red wine
  • Carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • Celery stalks, sliced into ½-inch pieces
  • Yukon gold or red potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces or halved/quartered if small
  • Dried thyme
  • Dried rosemary
  • Bay leaves
  • Beef broth
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Cornstarch
  • Fresh parsley for garnish
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Crock Pot Roast Recipe

Now, let’s dive into the step-by-step process of making this delicious Slow Cooker Chuck Roast:

  1. Season the chuck roast on all sides with salt and pepper to taste. In a large skillet, heat unsalted butter and vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
    Melting Butter

  2. Once the butter melts, add the seasoned roast and sear until golden brown on all sides. Transfer the roast to a large slow cooker.
    Searing Chuck Roast

  3. Add diced onion and garlic to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden. Stir in tomato paste and cook for another minute.
    Adding Tomato Paste

  4. Transfer the onion and garlic mixture to the slow cooker. Add dry red wine to the pan, scraping up the brown bits from the bottom. Stir them into the slow cooker for extra flavor.
    Reducing Red Wine Mixture

  5. Continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes until the sauce reduces by half. Pour it into the slow cooker with the roast and onions.
    Searing Beef and Tomato Onion Mixture

  6. Finally, add carrots, celery stalks, potatoes, thyme, rosemary, and bay leaves to the slow cooker, followed by the beef broth.
    Adding Seasoning and Vegetables

  7. Cover the slow cooker and set it to low heat. Cook until the roast and vegetables are tender, which usually takes 8-10 hours.
    Chuck Roast Cooked in Slow Cooker

  8. During the last hour of cooking, mix cornstarch with some broth from the slow cooker in a small bowl. Pour this mixture back into the slow cooker, stirring gently to thicken the sauce.
    Gravy from the Chuck Roast

  9. Continue cooking over low heat for 1 hour. Season the roast to taste with salt and pepper. Then, remove the chuck roast from the slow cooker and easily shred it with two forks.
    Shredding the Roast Beef

  10. Discard the bay leaves and garnish the roast with fresh parsley. Serve it warm with the tender vegetables, slightly thickened sauce, and your favorite sides.
    Chuck Roast Served with Potatoes and Carrots

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Storing Chuck Roast in Slow Cooker

If you have leftovers or want to store the Chuck Roast for later consumption, follow these easy steps:

  1. Allow the Chuck Roast to cool down to room temperature after cooking. Refrigerate it within two hours to ensure safety.
  2. If you have a large Chuck Roast, divide it into smaller portions for easier reheating later. Store the meat in airtight containers or resealable plastic bags, removing as much air as possible to prevent freezer burn.
  3. If you plan to consume the leftovers within a few days, keep them in the refrigerator. The Chuck Roast should be safe to eat for 3-4 days when properly refrigerated.
  4. Alternatively, you can freeze the leftovers if you don’t plan to use them within a few days. Ensure the Chuck Roast is tightly sealed and label the container or bag with the date for reference.

Reheating Crock Pot Roast Recipe

When it’s time to enjoy your leftover Chuck Roast, you have a few options for reheating:

  • Thaw the Chuck Roast in the refrigerator overnight or using the defrost setting on your microwave.
  • Reheat in the Oven: Preheat your oven to around 325°F (163°C). Place the Chuck Roast in an oven-safe dish with a lid or cover it with aluminum foil to retain moisture. Add a little beef broth or water to prevent the meat from drying out. Heat for about 25-30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches at least 165°F (74°C).
  • Reheat on the Stovetop: Place the Chuck Roast in a skillet or saucepan. Add a bit of beef broth or water to create steam and prevent the meat from drying out. Cover the pan and heat over low to medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until the meat is heated through.
  • Reheat in the Microwave: Place the Chuck Roast in a microwave-safe dish. Add a small amount of liquid, like beef broth or water, to maintain moisture. Heat in short intervals (30 seconds to 1 minute), stirring or flipping the meat between intervals until it’s heated to your desired temperature.
  • Once the Chuck Roast is heated, you can serve it with your favorite sides or use it in sandwiches, tacos, or any other dish you prefer.
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Now you have all the knowledge and expertise to make the most mouthwatering Slow Cooker Chuck Roast. This recipe will delight your taste buds and save you valuable time in the kitchen. Don’t forget to try our Slow Cooker Gravy Recipe for the perfect finishing touch.

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