Chuck Roasts
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A tender, flavorful chuck roast stuffed with garlic and seasonings.
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 5
  • 1 chuck roast
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup green tea
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground basil
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground rosemary
  1. About 5 hours BEFORE serving time, chop up the cloves of garlic into even smaller pieces (about three pieces per clove).
  2. Put a serrated knife about 2 inches into the roast and shove a piece of garlic into the hole with your finger. Repeat this step with all of the garlic cloves.
  3. Sprinkle the garlic powder, oregano, basil, sage, onion, and rosemary onto the roast. Gently rub the seasonings in with your hands. Place the roast in a Dutch oven and add the water and green tea (the green tea adds just a hint of acidity).
  4. Put the Dutch oven in the oven uncovered at 450 degrees F. Cook for about 45 minutes, or until the surface of the roast is browned.
  5. Make sure the Dutch oven has at least 1 inch of water and tea in the bottom. If not, add a little more water. Put the cover on the roast and continue at 450 degrees F for another hour and a half. Check to make sure there is still plenty of water in the bottom and make certain the top is not getting too brown. If it is at any time, flip the roast over. If you don’t flip the roast, the top will get too brown.
  6. Roast another 2 hours still at 450, checking water and brown on top. Keep water added and turn the roast over if getting too brown. At 4-5 hours, the beef should be tender, and ready to remove from the oven.
  7. Let sit on the counter for 15 minutes, then uncover and trim netting with a scissors. Break apart (should not be able to slice—if not breakable down to fiber, it needs more time!) into servable pieces and set up to self-serve.
  8. Enjoy! This is the most definitive beef flavor out there, besides maybe a brisket. Reheating tomorrow is also wonderful!
This is a recipe for one chuck roast. The photos depict three, but I downsized the recipe to make only one.
Recipe by I Am Gluten Free at