The BEST Fall Apart Chuck Roast Recipe


The BEST Fall Apart Chuck Roast Recipe

The BEST Fall Apart Chuck Roast Recipe


Who doesn’t love a good, flavorful, tender, fall apart roast? Not only is it one of the best suppers, paired with red potatoes and carrots, but roast beef sandwiches are almost even better the next day. Especially if you slather them with a mayo/horseradish sauce and crispy onions and the perfect white bread. Drool!

Here is my recipe for fall apart chuck roast. I’d suggest not using anything but the chuck roast, and I prefer what is considered a 7 Bone Chuck Roast, for this recipe as chuck usually benefits greatly from the longer cooking time. Not sure what a chuck roast is? Certified Angus and Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner have great information regarding cuts of meat. I really like the interactive butcher counter from Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner. Chuck is also available as a lean cut. I prefer Chuck Roast for this recipe because the flavor is more robust in a Chuck Roast, in my opinion.

The BEST Fall Apart Chuck Roast Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: 8-12

The BEST Fall Apart Chuck Roast Recipe

  • 2-4 LB Chuck Roast
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups beef stock
  • 3 bay leaves


  1. Mix together your flour, salt and pepper and liberally sprinkle all of your chuck roast. Fry bacon in a large skillet. Remove the bacon before it's crispy, but leave the drippings. Sear all sides of your roast in the bacon drippings. While your roast is searing, place onions, brown sugar, beef stock fried bacon and bay leaves in slow cooker. Stir to combine. Once roast has seared, place on top of the onion mixture. Cook on low for 8 hours.


The number of servings is totally dependent on how you cut and serve your roast. Because this will be falling apart it's wonderful for sandwiches as well as more traditionally with potatoes, carrots and onions.

What do you like to pair with your roast? Potatoes and carrots? Corn? Spinach salad? The possibilities are endless!


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