Easy Oven Roasted Chuck Roast
I like easy. Some days I have the drive to spend hours upon hours working on a masterpiece meal but with two younger kids and our days always being up in the air, a meal that I can always rely on is my go to.
Here's the thing. I don't have anything against the crockpot, I really don't, but we prefer our meat medium rare and cooking a roast all day in the crock pot doesn't give us the desired doneness that we want. I also deep down believe that the old fashioned way is better. So my crockpot spends a lot of time sitting in our pantry unused. If you prefer the crock pot over the oven then this can be easily switched over to that method of cooking.
3-4 lb grass fed chuck roast
1/2 TBS paprika
1 TBS brown sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon minced onion
3 lbs large potatoes
1 package of baby carrots
4 whole garlic cloves
Mix all your rub ingredients together in small bowl.
Prepare roasting pan by rubbing oil on bottom and sides.
Rub roast generously with rub and then let roast sit at room temperature for 30 minutes or until meat is at room temperature all around. This allows meat to cook evenly.
Preheat your oven to 450 F and make sure your rack is in the middle.
Meanwhile wash your potatoes and carrots if you are using whole carrots. Take off skins of garlic. Set aside.
Preheat 1 TBS of oil in a large cast iron over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, sear both sides of roast until crispy brown. Roughly a few minutes each.
Place roast in your roasting pan and surround roast with potatoes and carrots. Top roast with your garlic.
Put lid on pan and place in oven. Now turn the oven down to lowest setting or off if you prefer. Cook roast until desired doneness, about 2.5 hours. This time will depend on how your roast is cut and the thickness. My word of advice is use your thermometer to make sure you don't overcook it. We like our meat medium rare so I usually take meat out around 125 degrees F. It will cook more after it is taken out of the oven. Never slice into it to check!! This allows all that juicy goodness to escape before it is absorbed back into the actual meat. S
Let your roast sit for 10 minutes then slice against the grain and enjoy!
I've been using https://sugarspunrun.com/easy-homemade-biscuits/ for years now and haven't gone back. Leftover roast can be used for roast sandwiches the next day with mustard and pickles or can be chopped up into a breakfast bowl with spinach, egg and avocado. Really the possibilities are endless.
***If you're using a crockpot follow instructions through 6 then put your roast in crock pot and cook on desired speed. High is 4-6 hours, medium 6-8 hours and low 8-10 hours.