Ingredients

How to make it

  • Rub the salt, pepper, and brown sugar into all the sides of the roast.
  • Place the meat and the whole onion into an roasting pan.
  • Roast in a 450°F oven for 15 minutes, flip the roast over and roast for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Whisk together the water, flour, 1 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.
  • Pour the flour mixture into the roasting pan and reduce the oven heat to 350°F and roast for 2 hours or roast for 3 hours at 300°F, flipping the roast over once at the midpoint of the cooking time.
  • Cover the pan if the meat looks like it is drying out.
  • Chop the onion into the gravy before serving.

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  • baysidekaren 1 year ago
    Just finished dinner and we were very pleased with the result. I used beef stock and crushed two cloves of garlic with the roasted onion. Husband, cats and dog raved about the cooking aroma and all enjoyed the final product. Served with mashed potatoes and buttered carrots. Perfect for a Sunday supper in October. Plan to use the leftover meat and gravy over rice with steamed broccolli with a dash of soy sauce to give it an asian twist.
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  • undun 3 years ago
    So good....my whole family loved it...thank-you!!!
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  • TShuee 3 years ago
    AWESOME, SIMPLY and extremely good... I made it last week and am making it tonight with some mods... Adding Carrots and Mushrooms along with Garlic and that Onion...switching out the water for beef stock and going to up it a little because of the mushrooms... Can't wait to try it this way...
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  • Amabilis 3 years ago
    Used red onion (all I had) and beef stock instead of H20..
    it smells wonderful, and I am sure it will taste even better!
    thanks!

    ** follow up**
    I added mushrooms and steamed carrots.. it was amazing..
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  • mgr1143 4 years ago
    Made this tonight. Great flavor. Thanks! Give it a 5 from me.
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  • zkarenz 5 years ago
    i just found this site. sounds wonderful, trying it tonight. never would have thought to use brown sugar. sending this site to my sister thanks. :)
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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    Got a '5' from me CB, nice recipe!! :)
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  • cabincrazyone 6 years ago
    Sound like my kind of eats! I grew up on mashed potatoes and gravy. The brown sugar rub sounds interesting.
    I'm going to whack up the onion right away to release the otherwise potentially pent up flavors. Ha. This definitely is the perfect place for a VADALIA. Yum.
    Call me CrazyOne, but I'm thinking chicken stock instead of water.
    Thanks for the post.
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    " It was excellent "
    kochhexe ate it and said...
    hmmm, delicious - i LOVE chuck roast - and that is the only time i miss a large family - i just have to invite mine more frequently :-) - or cook for 'the over-the-hill-gang' (girl-friends). have to try it soonest. thanks for sharing your secret - the brown sugar!
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    " It was excellent "
    lor ate it and said...
    I love this straight forward recipe for chuck roast. I also love chuck roasts because they have so much flavour. I am looking forward to preparing my next roast this way. Thanks so much Coffeebean! 5 forks from me ;)
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    " It was excellent "
    cholena ate it and said...
    Looks Succulent : )
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    " It was excellent "
    raelene1951 ate it and said...
    Having it tonight, can't wait! Maybe I can get a decent picture for you... we will see.
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    " It was excellent "
    oregongrandma ate it and said...
    We had this tonight for dinner. It was soooo good! There was enough for us to have tomorrow night too. Yeah, it's that good! You got my 5.
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    " It was excellent "
    oregongrandma ate it and said...
    This looks yummy. I'm going to make this for dinner tonight.
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  • hoosiermom68 6 years ago
    Ooh-this sounds delish! I am adding to my favorites.Thanks!!
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  • cmon68 6 years ago
    Im going to try this tonite. Great post
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  • urbaneskimo 6 years ago
    I just added some garlic but followed all else exact. I was very happy with the results. I would add more pepper. A also food processed the onion, garlic and gravy then reheated it. I sliced the roast, slightly seperated the pieces then nearly covered it in the gravy.
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  • clear1130 6 years ago
    Cooked it last night for my husband. He said it was the best chuck roast he ever had! I was so excited! Thank you for the recipe.
    P.S. I skip the "chopping the onions into the gravy" part, but it tasted just great!
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  • krumkake 7 years ago
    Yum - I've never tried brown sugar as part of the rub...will definitely try this one! Thanks for the "new idea"!!
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    " It was excellent "
    shandy ate it and said...
    I made this tonight wondering how it would turn out? Well, it is now one of my favorite roast recipes. My family loved it and so did I! Thank you for posting a great recipe. :D
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