1 tablespoon vegetable or grapeseed oil
1 3–4 pound chuck roast
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.