This kosher Oven Chuck Roast recipe is tender, juicy, and bursting with flavor. Using our Easy Pot Roast Seasoning, you can have a super simple dinner on the table with almost no fuss.
This is one of our favorite pot roast recipes to make when you want a complete meal without having to prepare a number of different dishes. This is a one pot recipe that contains veggies and potatoes along with the meat.
Ingredients used in this recipe
- Beef Chuck Roast: this cut of meat comes from the shoulder of the cow. It is mostly muscle so it can be tough if you don’t cook it long enough. It is also a very versatile cut of meat that tastes great when cooked over time. There is a lot of intramuscular fat that will break down during the long cook adding a lot of flavor as well. Oven Baked Chuck Roast comes out tender and juicy.
- Pot Roast Seasoning: our seasoning recipe is the perfect blend of herbs and spices for a long slow cook.
- Potatoes: part of what makes this a full meal is having a starch component. We like to use Yukon Gold potatoes as they tend to have more flavor than a standard Russet.
- Carrots: adds color and sweetness to the dish.
- Onion: for body and sweetness. Every roasted meat or chicken dish loves onions.
- Beer: this is the secret ingredient that will send your oven pot roast to the next level. Lagers are safe for this recipe, but you can experiment with IPAs or Stouts as well.
Why This Recipe Works
- Quick and easy to put together. Slice the veggies and potatoes, sprinkle on the seasoning, cover. Ready for the oven in under 10 minutes.
- Great for the oven or the CrockPot. This recipe is cooked low and slow so it works covered in the oven or in a CrockPot.
- Serve as a main dish or a side dish. This recipe is designed to be dinner in one pot but you can also dish out smaller servings along with other dishes for a larger meal. Try this oven chuck roast along side Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes or Purple Cabbage Slaw.
How to cook chuck roast in the oven
Slice the potatoes and veggies. You do not need to get fancy here as the best veggies and potatoes for stew are cut into larger chunks. Cutting the potatoes into 4 pieces should work well. Anything smaller and they will fall apart. The onions can be quartered as well.
Carrots can be cut into pieces that are approximately ½ to ¾ inch each.
Add the pot roast seasoning. Hopefully you read our Pot Roast Seasoning post and have tons of it laying around ready to use. If you don’t go check out that post for the seasoning blend recipe. Apply generously to both sides of the chuck roast.
Pour the beer into the roast pan, cover, and roast in the oven for 3 hours at 300ºF. The roast should be fork tender. If it is too tough, cover and roast for 30 minutes at a time until you get your desired consistency.
Recipe Pro Tip
You can use a large Dutch oven to make slow cooker recipes like this one. Just heat the Dutch oven over a high flame and sear the meat in olive oil before adding the liquids and veggies.
After the meat is seared, turn the flame off and add the other ingredients,
Cover, and bake in a dutch oven for 3 hours at 300ºF. If the meat is not done, cook covered for another hour.
Alternatively, you can use a low to medium flame to make the chuck roast on the stove top. Check for tenderness after cooking covered for 3 hours.
Chuck is very tough cut of meat that needs to cook for a long time. Fortunately, as it cooks it breaks down and becomes very tender and absorbs the flavors around it.
You are looking for an internal temperature of 160F before eating. Chuck roast and pot roast do not require constant temperature monitoring. You can tell they are done when the roast starts to fall apart when you check it with a fork.
Try Chuck Roast in a Slow Cooker
Follow the recipe instructions but toss the ingredients into a CrockPot and cook on low for 6 hours for tender, juicy chuck roast.
Substitutions and additions
- If you don't like cooking with beer, substitute a cup of red wine or beef broth.
- Use sweet potatoes instead of potatoes for a completely different flavor profile.
- Spice it up by adding one diced jalapeno to the veggies in Step 1 of the recipe.
The nice thing about a one pot oven roasted recipe is that when you are done you can just cover it and refrigerate in the same dish you used to make it. For a CrockPot, once the roast has cooled, just put the lid on the top. Store in the refrigerator for 4-5 days covered.
You can even make this dish in advance and freeze it for up to 6 months.
Try some of our other slow cooked recipes:
- Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Thighs
- Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Beef
- Slow Cooker London Broil
- Marinated Chuck Eye Roast
Oven Baked Chuck Roast
- Large baking dish you can also use a CrockPot, slow cooker or Dutch oven
- 3 lbs chuck roast
- 1 onion
- 3 potatoes peeled or unpeeled
- 3 carrots sliced
- 12 oz beer lager
- 2 tablespoon pot roast seasoning
- Preheat oven to 300ºF
- Slice the potatoes and onion into quarters
- Season the chuck roast with pot roast seasoning on both sides
- Pour the beer into the baking dish with the chuck roast and veggies
- Cover and bake for 3 hours at 300ºF