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!
- Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 325°F.
- Pat beef dry and rub all over with 1 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper.
- Heat oil in an ovenproof 5 quart wide heavy pot over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking.
- Brown beef on all sides, about 15 minutes total.
- Transfer beef to a plate.
- Add onions to pot and sauté over moderately high heat, stirring frequently until pale golden, about 10 minutes.
- Add garlic, tomato paste, thyme, rosemary, and remaining 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper and cook stirring, two minutes.
- Add wine and water and bring to a boil.
- 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.
- Let beef stand, uncovered, in onion gravy about 15 minutes.
- Cut into 1/2 inch thick slice and serve with onion gravy.
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.
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.
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.