Easy chuck roast crockpot recipes are the best way to cook a chuck roast. Do you find yourself wondering what to do with chuck roast? Make one tonight!
When it comes to easy weeknight meal ideas, cooking your chuck roast in the crockpot is about as easy as it gets.
Just add the beef roast and other ingredients to your slower cooker and let it cook. You’ll have a tender, melt in your mouth roast by dinnertime.
Chuck Roast Crockpot Recipes
These chuck roast Crockpot recipes make a perfect weeknight meal. It takes almost no time at all to start everything in the morning.
The end result is a warm, hearty meal that everyone will love. Even a beginner cook can impress their family with this delicious meal.
One of my favorite things about this type of meal is that everything is made in one place. You don’t have a lot of dirty pots and pans to deal with at the end of the night.
And, while you can certainly serve a loaf of crusty bread or a fresh garden salad with your roast. Many times, the recipe itself will include starch and vegetables.
How to choose a beef chuck roast
If you’re wondering what type of roast to use in these chuck roast Crockpot recipes, you can’t go wrong with a boneless chuck roast.
Look for a cut of meat that has plenty of marbling.
This will help make the roast tender and juicy.
If you decide to go with a bone-in chuck roast, the bone itself should be white as well. Don’t choose a piece of beef that looks dull or discolored.
Can I use stew meat in chuck roast crockpot recipes?
Packages of stew meat are usually put together by the butcher at the store. And, they are probably not the best option for chuck roast slow cooker recipes.
They usually contain leftovers from a variety of different cuts of meat. And, not all cuts of meat cook the same.
So, if you do decide that you want stew meat, it’s a much better option to buy a chuck roast and cut it into chunks yourself.
Should I sear the chuck roast?
It all depends on the recipe you use. Some recipes turn out better if you sear the meat quickly on both sides. This helps to lock in the flavor.
You can do this easily in your crockpot once it warms up. Or, you can do it in a skillet on the stove. Just season both sides of the meat and sear it quickly in oil for about 3 minutes on each side.
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Originally published February 2021
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