Wine-Braised Chuck Roast With Onions

Total Time
3hrs 40mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This is a very tender chuck roast with an amazing onion gravy. I serve it with egg noodles, warm bread and a green salad. I have never been a big fan of "roast beef" but this is to die for!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Pat beef dry and rub all over with 1 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper.
  3. Heat oil in an ovenproof 5 quart wide heavy pot over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking.
  4. Brown beef on all sides, about 15 minutes total.
  5. Transfer beef to a plate.
  6. Add onions to pot and sauté over moderately high heat, stirring frequently until pale golden, about 10 minutes.
  7. Add garlic, tomato paste, thyme, rosemary, and remaining 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper and cook stirring, two minutes.
  8. Add wine and water and bring to a boil.
  9. Return beef to pot, then cover tightly and braise in oven, turning once after 1 hour, until beef is very tender, 2 1/2 to 3 hours total.
  10. Let beef stand, uncovered, in onion gravy about 15 minutes.
  11. Cut into 1/2 inch thick slice and serve with onion gravy.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is the best chuck roast I've ever made. I served it with wide egg noodles and the gravy was to die for! Made for Review My Recipe Tag. Thank you MA for posting a winner.

5 5

This was very good. My Dh made as written. Served with garkic mashed potatoes. The gravey was on the thin side for us. You could use a slurry to thicken it if you wanted. We didn't and it was yummy. We are using the left over onions & juices as a start for french onion soup tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe. We will make again.

5 5

Great beef! I made half a recipe and had to add water as the juices were evaporating. I wanted some gravy for the meat and noodles. Served with a spinach salad. YUM.