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Chuck Roast for Two

This is a tasty roast for 2 or even 1. It is just me at home so I cut my roast in half. Will feast on this roast with some heavenly mashed potatoes covered in gravy and a nice veggie to go with it. With the leftovers...well I will saute up some mushrooms to add to the gravy, cube the left over roast to add along with it....and then serve over noodles or rice. I will have another meal for another day without much preparation for it.

Ready In:
2hrs 15mins
Serves:
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ingredients

  • 1 (1 1/2 lb) chuck roast, abt 1 1/2 lbs (I cut a 3lb roast in half, froze the other half for another time)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, cut in large dice
  • 1 teaspoon beef base
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 14 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon herbes de provence
  • 1 teaspoon Gravy Master
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon water

directions

  • In a small bowl mix together the salt, pepper, and garlic powder ( it makes for a better distribution of the seasonings).
  • Sprinkle beef with the mixed seasoning on all sides.
  • Brown the chuck roast in the oil on all sides (I use my Le Creuset 2-Quart Round French Oven).
  • Add the onion to the pot and saute until light golden color.
  • Dissolve the beef base in hot water.
  • Pour the resulting broth around the roast in the pot.
  • Bring the broth up to a bubble, immediately cover, and turn down the heat to a simmer.
  • Cook at a simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the meat is fork tender.
  • Remove meat from pan and keep warm by covering with foil.
  • Mix the flour and water together to create a slurry.
  • Add the gravy master to simmering broth.
  • Slowing pour the slurry into the pan while stirring with a whisk to ensure no lumps form.
  • Simmer for a couple of minutes to cook the flour.
  • Taste and correct seasoning with additional salt, pepper, and garlic powder blend if needed.
  • NOTE: The salt, pepper, garlic powder blend is actually Paula Deen's House Seasoning, see recipe #57340.
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"This is a tasty roast for 2 or even 1. It is just me at home so I cut my roast in half. Will feast on this roast with some heavenly mashed potatoes covered in gravy and a nice veggie to go with it. With the leftovers...well I will saute up some mushrooms to add to the gravy, cube the left over roast to add along with it....and then serve over noodles or rice. I will have another meal for another day without much preparation for it."
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  1. genzler09
    When do you add the herbes de provence?
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  2. iris5555
    Easy and good
    Reply
  3. fdingle
    I've made this twice now and it is so delicious and easy. I add 3-4 carrots after the onions. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!!!
    Reply
  4. Sandylee
    This is a tasty roast for 2 or even 1. It is just me at home so I cut my roast in half. Will feast on this roast with some heavenly mashed potatoes covered in gravy and a nice veggie to go with it. With the leftovers...well I will saute up some mushrooms to add to the gravy, cube the left over roast to add along with it....and then serve over noodles or rice. I will have another meal for another day without much preparation for it.
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