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The Best Way to Cook a Boneless Beef Chuck Shoulder Pot Roast

by
author image Cynthia B. Astle
Cynthia B. Astle is a longtime journalist who has written on practically every topic of human interest for newspapers such as the "United Methodist Reporter," magazines including "Response," "Arts Ministry" and the "Progressive Christian" and websites such as Darkwood Brew and United Methodist Insight. She was also a food editor and restaurant reviewer for the "Clearwater Sun."
The Best Way to Cook a Boneless Beef Chuck Shoulder Pot Roast
The Best Way to Cook a Boneless Beef Chuck Shoulder Pot Roast Photo Credit Kathy Burns-Millyard/Demand Media

A boneless beef chuck shoulder pot roast offers both good taste and good nutrition for a family dinner. A 3-oz serving of lean beef -- about the size of a deck of cards -- provides protein for healthy weight management along with essential nutrients such as B vitamins and iron. The best way to cook a chuck roast is found in its name – pot roasting, also known as braising, whose long cooking time helps break down the meat's connective tissue for a tender result.

A Roast by Many Names Is Still Chuck

Step 1

The Best Way to Cook a Boneless Beef Chuck Shoulder Pot Roast
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Choose a roast weighing between 2.5 and 4 pounds to feed 4 to 6 people. Select a roast that is bright red in color with little marbling from fat. Recognize that a chuck roast goes by many names: chuck seven-bone pot roast, chuck blade pot roast, chuck arm pot roast, shoulder pot roast and chuck pot roast. They're all the same cut.

Step 2

The Best Way to Cook a Boneless Beef Chuck Shoulder Pot Roast
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Place a small amount of oil in a heavy pan over medium heat. A mildly flavored cooking oil such as canola is best. Brown the beef slowly on all sides, then pour off the drippings. Season the roast with salt, pepper and/or garlic, as desired.

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Step 3

The Best Way to Cook a Boneless Beef Chuck Shoulder Pot Roast
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Add enough liquid -- water, broth, wine, beer or juice can be used -- to rise about one-third of the way up the side of the roast.

Step 4

The Best Way to Cook a Boneless Beef Chuck Shoulder Pot Roast
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Cover the pan tightly and allow the contents to simmer gently on the stovetop or in an oven preheated to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. To cook vegetables with the roast, let the meat cook alone for 2 hours. Then, add the vegetables and cook an additional 30 to 45 minutes.

Step 5

The Best Way to Cook a Boneless Beef Chuck Shoulder Pot Roast
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Cook 2 to 3 hours until the meat is fork-tender. To determine beef's doneness when braised, insert a two-pronged meat fork into the chuck roast's thickest part. The meat is done when the fork goes in without resistance and comes out easily when pulled. If desired, use the pot liquid to make gravy or sauce.

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