Simplest Chuck Roast Recipe

Simplest Chuck Roast Recipe
Staff Writer
Christmas Dinner

Caroline Wright

Christmas Dinner

A hearty main dish that is easy to cook. Perfect for a simple Christmas dinner, when served with Cream-Braised Belgian Endive and Wild Rice with Pomegranate.


1 tablespoon vegetable or grapeseed oil

1 3–4 pound chuck roast

Kosher salt

Freshly ground pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat oil in a large oven-proof skillet until very hot.

Season the meat well with salt and pepper. Add roast to hot pan; cook about 5 minutes per side or until browned on both sides. Transfer skillet to a oven; roast 30 minutes for medium-rare or until desired doneness.

Let rest 10 minutes before slicing.

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