Crock Pot Beef Chuck Roast

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tender crock pot beef chuck roast

tender crock pot beef chuck roast

This is a simple dish that satisfies.  It takes about 20 minutes of prep work (only about 10 minutes if you decide not to sear the roast).  And, there is nothing elese like walking into a house filled with the smell of a cooking  roast.  The chuck roast has a fair amount of connective tissue, but using the slow cooker makes it very tender.  In fact, it is difficult to get it out of the crock pot without the roast falling apart.

Remember if you don’t want to wait all day while this cooks, you can cook the chuck roast in the pressure cooker.


optional searing the chuck roast in bacon grease

optional, sear the roast

Acquire a chuck roast, about 3 to 4 pounds, whatever will fit in your crock pot.

In a cast iron skillet, heat up a tablespoon or two of bacon grease.  Sear the roast on all sides.  Transfer to the crock pot and pour the remaining bacon grease over the top.

Pour 0.5 cup of beef stock (or 1 teaspoon beef bouillon dissolve in 0.5 cup of warm water) into the crock pot.  Add 2 tablespoons of worcestershire sauce.  Dice up one medium onion and place on top of the roast along with 1 tablespoon diced garlic, salt, pepper and thyme.


Turn crock pot on low and let cook for 8 to 10 hours.

Optional.  1 to 2 hours before serving place root vegetables or diced potatoes in with the roast.


This is so good and so easy.  I love that there is usually enough so I have leftovers, however, when this roast comes out of the slow cooker my family and I do look like a family of vultures devouring a fresh kill.  This would also be great with my mashed cauliflower.

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6 comments… add one
  • I just made your recipe. Worcestershire sauce and beef bouillon are not on my challenge list. One has high fructose syrup and they both have sugar. Got any substitutions?

    • Josh

      Homemade beef stock or even throw in a few marrow bones.

      If you can’t do either of those, the thyme, onions, salt, pepper and maybe some carrots will give plenty of flavor, the chuck roast is a tasty cut and will perfect even without the stock or worcestershire sauce.

  • Coconut aminos is another great sub for Worcestershire sauce.

    • Josh

      Good call Frank, I’ve been using coconut aminos with great success.

  • Lisa Grossman

    I made this last night & it was wonderful! Kids and dh were trying to sneak a bit this morning before I work up-lol! I was a little unclear on the quantity of spices; so I added 1T garlic, 1t salt, 1t pepper, 1t thyme. I will increase salt & thyme the next time I make this…probably to 1T each (except the pepper; will keep that at 1t). Thank you so much for posting it.

    • Josh

      Glad you and your family enjoyed it Lisa. Thanks stopping by!

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