What To Make With What’s On Sale: Chuck Roast

Cooler weather has arrived, and so have lower prices on roasts!  This week at Safeway, boneless beef chuck pot roast is $2.99/lb.

Chuck roasts are well-marbled and perfect for long, slow cooking.  A chuck roast that’s cooked properly will literally fall apart.  Here are some ideas for preparing chuck roast!

If you need a good basic recipe for pot roast, try The Pioneer Woman’s Perfect Pot Roast.  The roast and veggies are first seared, then slow roasted in the oven with beef broth and red wine.

Here’s another oven-roasted recipe, Emeril Lagasse’s Cola-Braised Pot Roast.  The sweetness of the cola in this recipe gives the final product a rich, caramel-y aroma and flavor.

Beef and Butternut Squash Stew: Image from Food Network

I can’t wait to try this perfect-for-fall Beef and Butternut Squash Stew (with the butternut squash that’s been sitting on my counter for almost two weeks!)  Many of the reviewers said they successfully used different types of squash, including pumpkin.

Here’s a crockpot recipe for Barbecued Beef that uses chuck roast!  To prevent the end result from being too greasy, try cooking the roast alone in the crockpot for the first couple of hours, removing the fat that’s been rendered, then adding the sauce to the crockpot for the remainder of the cooking time.

Barbecued Beef: Image from Allrecipes

This Beef Stroganoff recipe calls for chuck roast that’s cut into strips and simmered with green onions in butter.  Sounds rich and delicious!

In this Beef Barley Vegetable Soup, the chuck roast and barley are cooked in a crockpot, then added to the vegetables in a stockpot at the end.  There’s also a footnote with instructions for cooking the entire recipe on the stovetop.

What’s your favorite way to use chuck roast?

Be sure to check out the What To Make With What’s On Sale archives for more meal-planning ideas!


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