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The biggest chuck roast I could find at the store was only 2.15 lbs (which was just fine since I only made it for one person!) I halved all the other ingredients and cooked 2 hours at 300. I think I could have left it for the full 3 though, and next time I will. I used beef broth, and made in my large cast iron skillet. Great gravy, only had to simmer about 5 minutes. BF was very happy. Thanks Mercy!

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Nikoma August 11, 2010

This was great! Easy and yummy! I made a few tweeks; I added some garlic powder too the brown sugar, salt and pepper rub. I also added potatoes and carrots about 1/2 way thru. Would also be good with mashed potates.

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Busy Lindsay January 01, 2010

I usually pick some complicated recipe involving all kinds of spices and ingredients I don't have and probably will never use again. This time around I picked this simple recipe and it was sooooo good! I almost felt guilty basking in the glory as my husband praised my cooking skills. What he doesn't know won't hurt him!!! Really quick and easy and the gravy was perfect. Two Thumbs Up! I will make this a regular item..thank you!

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colleenannford October 15, 2009

Just made this tonight. It was very good. I used 1/2 beef broth & 1/2 water. Next time I will only use 4 cups of liquid instead of 5, because I like a thicker gravy. But it had a great taste. My husband loved it.

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debnalx January 02, 2012

Made this today for the first time and was very happy with the results. I got a 2 1/2# chuck roast today on sale so this was the just the right time to find this recipe. I did the rub but browned it on the stove and then thick sliced the onions and sauteed them until soft. I added the flour but omitted the salt and pepper here as I did not want to make the gravy too salty and I used a beef base to do broth instead of water. I was going to be out of the house for a while so I turned down the heat to 275 degrees and did a slow bake uncovered. The gravy was a little thin but I thickened it up and the seasoning ended up being perfect. Added homemade mashed potatoes and a salad and it was a wonderful dinner with plenty of leftovers for the 2 of us. Thanks Mercy for this great recipe, it is now added into our meal planning.

ETA- Am trying it today in the crock pot. I did the prep the same but and cooking it on high for about 4 hours and then will check the doneness. Will report when it is finished.

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Sewwhatsports November 14, 2011

Lots of flavor! Extremely easy, few ingredients, no mess clean up just one pot. I used my large cast iron pan, worked great!

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memphis361 March 02, 2010

The best chuck roast I've made... ever! To tweak, I added 3 cups of chicken broth and 2 cups water, and left out the diced onion at the end, but otherwise followed the recipe. My family gave this meal rave reviews.

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Chef LovenStamps December 09, 2009

My family loved it. The gravy was definately the best part. I used half beef broth and half water and it was perfect, It made up for the lack of saltyness. I also added carrots and celery to step 5 but next time will put in mushrooms instead of the celery. I will definately use this recipe again and again, thank you for sharing.

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jrdaisy103 March 30, 2009

This was soo easy and delicious ! I did it exactly as written except did not chop the onion up in the gravy as some in the family are not fond of the onions. But it did flavor the gravy. Wonder tasting gravy, it thickened as it cooked which I loved it all being done at once and no cooking on the stove top. I cooked it at 300 degrees for almost 5 hours, was very tender when it was done. Served it with mashed potatoes and some candied carrots, hot breat, corn. Great dinner !

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Baby Chevelle October 03, 2008

Really good roast recipe. I love to cook roast but its nice to try different flavor profiles for foods you make all the time. We really liked the onion gravy. I took them out and chopped them finely and then added them back to the gravy. Yummy! I served this with boiled potatoes and carrots I cooked in the gravy the last hours. Thank you for sharing with us. Delicious.

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mommyoffour August 27, 2013
Country Chuck Roast with Onion Gravy