Looking for something different to do with chuck roast than pot roast, gravy and potatoes? I’ve got you covered. Here are 20 different ways to use a chuck roast in your slow cooker or Instant Pot! You’ll love the variety of recipes you can use that chuck roast for!
What is chuck roast?
A chuck roast is any cut of meat that comes from the chuck, or the shoulder part of the beef. Other names for chuck roast include chuck eye, chuck roll or blade roast. Many times it is used to make a pot roast. A pot roast isn’t a specific cut of meat—it’s just a method of preparing a cut of meat by slowly braising it with liquid (like beef stock) until it’s juicy and tender. Pot roast can be made with many cuts of meat but chuck is often used because the connective tissue melts as the chuck braises and self-bastes the beef, making it very tender. If you’re looking for a good pot roast recipe try Instant Pot French Onion Pot Roast!
20 different chuck roast recipes besides pot roast
Whenever chuck roast goes on sale I like to stock up. It is a perfect fit for the slow cooker or Instant Pot because it has a lot of collagen that will turn into gelatin after many hours of low and slow cooking or after braising in the Instant Pot. That means it will become fork tender. If you have a chuck roast and want to try it for something new and different here are some beef chuck roast recipe ideas you’ll love!
Pro tip: In any recipe that calls for stew meat you can cut up a chuck roast into cubes and use that instead!
1. Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches
Tender shredded beef and green peppers are cooked in your electric pressure cooker or slow cooker. The beef is piled onto toasted buns that are slathered with mustard and mayo and then topped with melty cheese.
2. Mississippi Roast Gyros
Tender shredded beef that has been cooked in pepperoncini juice is piled into a soft pita and then topped with Monterey jack cheese and a dollop of sour cream.
3. Korean Beef Tacos
Tender shredded seasoned beef is rolled up in a warm tortilla with crunchy cabbage, diced avocado, chopped cilantro, sriracha sour cream and a splash of roasted garlic seasoned rice vinegar. When you bite into this taco it’s like a party in your mouth. All the flavors and textures come together in a perfect union.
4. Beef and Broccoli
Tender pieces of beef are served alongside broccoli and a savory and slightly sweet Asian sauce for a homemade version of your favorite Chinese takeout dish.
5. French Onion French Dip Sandwiches
The French dip sandwich is a hot beef sandwich consisting of tender thin slices of beef layered a long white French roll that is dipped into a flavorful sauce made from the pan juices. It is a staple at any diner in America. My recipe is a mash-up between French Onion Soup and the French Dip Sandwich. Soft onions are piled along with the beef and cheese on a crusty roll.
6. Beef and Cheddar Sandwiches
The easiest recipe to make ever. With only 4 ingredients total (beef, onion soup mix, cheddar and sandwich buns) you may be thinking that this recipe is just too easy to taste good. Well, you’re wrong 🙂 The flavor is amazing and your family will be asking for seconds.
7. French Dip Tacos
Tender, moist shredded roast beef rolled up in a soft flour tortilla and topped with melty mozzarella cheese. Dip it in au jus sauce for best results!
8. Beef Gyros
Tender pieces of beef with soft onions, juicy tomatoes, crisp lettuce, creamy cucumber yogurt garlic powder sauce all wrapped up in soft, melt in your mouth pita bread. And the best part of slow cooker beef gyros is that the beef is made in the slow cooker freeing up your time and making your kitchen smell good all day long.
9. Peppery Beef Noodles
Beef with lots of black pepper is slow cooked and then tossed with thin spaghetti noodles and a head of shredded cabbage. Sriracha is drizzled on for some extra heat.
10. No Peek Stew
An easy beef stew recipe with only 6 ingredients! Tender chunks of beef, carrots, celery and potatoes in a savory sauce. Add in a couple bay leaves for extra flavor and depth. Perfect comfort food.
11. Beef and Barley Soup
A savory brothy soup with tender bites of beef with a sear, chewy barley and vegetables that simmer in your crockpot or instant pot.
12. Roast Beef Commercial
A roast beef sandwich on thick slices of toasted white bread drizzled with gravy. Don’t forget a side of mashed potatoes!
13. Steak Pizzaiola
An easy pressure cooker (or crockpot) version of a favorite Italian dish of beef, tomatoes, vegetables and lots of garlic.
14. Beef and Noodles
A hearty beef and noodles dish with tons of flavor! This is an easy recipe that takes only a few minutes of prep.
15. Korean BBQ Burrito
Tender shredded beef roll up in a soft tortilla with rice, cabbage and sriracha mayo. A combination that tastes absolutely amazing!
16. Mississippi Beef Noodles
Shredded beef and noodles with the most amazing flavor ever! This dish is easy to make (dump and go!) and will soon be requested frequently!
17. Steak Diane Casserole
A savory sauce with loads of flavor and tender bites of beef and mushrooms. Make in the Instant Pot, slow cooker or the oven!
18. Golfers Special
An easy beef and gravy recipe, like Grandma used to make with only 4 main ingredients! Bonus: with the Instant Pot you can make the rice at the same time as the beef!
19. Julia Child’s Beef Bourguignon
A super simplified version of Julia Child’s famous recipe with beef, carrots, onions and mushrooms made in the Instant Pot.
20. Kentucky Burgoo
A big pot of meat and vegetables that tastes oh so good, feeds a crowd and is high in protein! This makes a lot so you’ll have leftovers in the refrigerator for lunches all next week.
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