Creamy Mushroom Beef Chuck Roast Recipe

Creamy Mushrooms and Gravy in a Ladle from a slow cooker with Cooked Chuck Roast

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This Creamy Mushroom Beef Chuck Roast Recipe had everyone drooling on Instagram when I posted the photo of my Sunday dinner – and I had SO many requests (more like demands) for the recipe that I am posting it right away for you all to have!

Creamy Mushroom Beef Chuck Roast in a white plate
Chuck Roast Recipe

Everyone needs a great chuck roast recipe that they can slow cook all day long.  I am extremely fond of using chuck roasts and have a ton of great recipes on this website, like my extremely popular Dill Pickle Pot Roast & Gravy. If you are feeling adventuresome and love pickles, that is the chuck roast recipe for you! This one is for the mushroom lovers and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!

Slow Cooked Chuck Roast Recipe

Oh man, was this good. I mean, mouth-watering, melt-in-your-mouth delicious roast and gravy goodMake this now. I command thee.In all seriousness, this is the perfect dish for when company is coming, you have no time to cook, but you want one heckuva tasty, large meal at the end of the day. The ingredients aren't fancy at all, but the taste IS!

I made this when my brother was over for Sunday dinner as I know he loves a good pot roast. That kid is a meat and potatoes kinda eater ( just like Mr Magpie) and the weather was so cold and cruddy I went into cold weather cooking mode – and that always means a good roast beef.

Here's the photo from My Instagram (make sure to follow and chat with me there!) that had everyone drooling. I especially love the Peppa Pig cup that is my niece's. You can find the Grilled Asparagus recipe on our low carb website and the potatoes are my Instant Pot mashed potatoes. The perfect sides!

Creamy Mushroom Beef Chuck Roast With Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus
Creamy Mushroom Beef Chuck Roast With Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus

How do you cook a chuck roast in the oven?

Low and slow! I can't believe how many recipes don't have the correct amount of cooking time on them ( I am sure you have heard this rant before) and then people wonder why they aren't ending up with a tender, succulent roast. Chuck roasts, also known as blade roasts here in Canada usually have to be cooked low and slow to break down the meat fibers properly. I've seen recipes that tell you to cook this roast to 165 °F – stop right there and burn that recipe. You don't cook a chuck roast to a certain temperature, it's going to go WAY past that mark. You are going to cook it until it literally falls apart when pierced with forks, like a good pulled pork does.

What is the BEST way to cook a chuck roast?

Best is relative. When I am in a hurry, a pressure cooker or an Instant Pot is the way to go! Sometimes however it is thought that a pressure cooker doesn't really give you the best flavours compared to a low, slow all day roast in the oven – and I think there might be a little something to that. Take a peek at the gorgeous brown crust that this chuck roast develops in the oven – you don't get that with a pressure cooker.  That said,  I won't ever hesitate to use my pressure cooker to make a great chuck roast – it can be done in 2 hours instead of 5 or 6!

Creamy Mushrooms and Gravy in a Ladle from a slow cooker with Cooked Chuck Roast
Creamy Mushrooms and Gravy in a Ladle

Now you can also make this in your Instant Pot or pressure cooker, simply use the same ingredients I have and follow my post on How to Cook a Roast in the Instant Pot. It will definitely be faster than slow cooking all day long but it is just as tasty! You can also try my Bucket o' Gravy Instant Pot Roast, it is crazy popular!

What to Serve with Chuck Roast:

Here are some great side recipes that go well with this chuck roast recipe:

A Fork Pulling Apart a Cooked Chuck Roast
A Fork Pulling Apart a Cooked Chuck Roast

Here are some more great chuck roast recipes that I love to use:

  1. Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast & Peppers
  2. Beer & Mushroom Instant Pot Pot Roast
  3. Dutch Oven Pot Roast and Vegetables

This uses up all of my favourite cheats – dry onion soup and canned mushroom soup. You can totally use homemade condensed mushroom soup (making that is on my to-master list this winter! ) but really, try not to skip that dry onion soup mix. You can replace it with some onion powder and some garlic powder, but it's just not the same. Besides, everyone needs a good cheat meal once in a while!

This makes the BEST gravy I have ever tasted. The fresh mushrooms cook for hours and release all their moisture into the gravy, the real onion cooks and mostly disintegrates….I am drooling just thinking about it. This chuck roast is absolutely happening again this winter!

Happy cooking, hope you love it!

Love,

Karlynn

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Creamy Mushroom Beef Chuck Roast Recipe

Take a tough chuck roast,  slow cook it on low for hours and turn it into a buttery soft roast with a creamy mushroom onion gravy - ALL in one roaster! 
4.99 from 187 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
5 hours
Total Time
5 hours 5 minutes
Course
Main Course
Cuisine
American
Servings
8
Calories
781
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
 

  • 5 pounds chuck roast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • one 454 grams package of white or cremini mushrooms
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • one 1 ounce package dry onion soup mix
  • two 10.75 ounce can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 1/4 cups water

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat your oven to 400 °F. 
  • Heat a skillet or the Dutch oven over medium heat with the olive oil it. Place the chuck roast in and brown on all sides in the hot oil. Place into the Dutch oven or lidded roaster.
  •  Place the mushrooms and onion around the chuck roast.
  • Whisk together the soups and the water until as smooth as possible ( it usually is chunky a bit, that's ok!) Pour over the roast.
  • Place the lid on top of the roaster/Dutch oven and place in the preheated oven. Cook for 20 minutes then turn down the oven to 325°F.
  • Cook for another 4-5 hours until the roast pulls apart easily when touched with a fork.
  • Remove and plate. Whisk together the mushrooms and onions and drippings to make a gravy. Serve over the beef.

Slow Cooker Instructions

  • Heat a skillet over medium heat with the olive oil it. Place the chuck roast in and brown on all sides in the hot oil. Place into the slow cooker.
  •  Place the mushrooms and onion around the chuck roast.
  • Whisk together the  soups and the water until as smooth as possible ( it usually is chunky a bit, that's ok!) Pour over the roast and place the lid on the slow cooker.
  • Cook for 8-10 hours on low until the roast pulls apart easily when touched with a fork.
  • Remove and plate. Whisk together the mushrooms and onions and drippings to make a gravy. Serve over the beef.

Recipe Notes

You can double the gravy ingredients if it will fit - we could have eaten just the gravy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 8g, Calories: 781kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 77g, Fat: 46g, Saturated Fat: 20g, Cholesterol: 273mg, Sodium: 1794mg, Potassium: 1419mg, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 50IU, Vitamin C: 0.7mg, Calcium: 92mg, Iron: 8.4mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Sarah says

    I have made this roast countless times and can say that this recipe is without a doubt our absolute favorite in our home! Even picky eaters can’t resist! We add some carrots and serve with mashed potatoes. DELISH!!5 stars

  2. Joanne Tayrien says

    This recipe brought back memories. My mother was a busy working mom and use to make this recipe back in the 70’s. She use to throw it all into a pressure cooker (that was before we had a crock pot). It was great back then, and still is.5 stars

    • chad bowman says

      silly question i wonder if this same recipe will work with big pork roast?

  3. Mary Smith says

    Loved it! We have found our new go to roast recipe! THANK YOU!5 stars

  4. Michelle says

    Most DELICIOUS and sooooo easy❣️
    💖 I am in love with your philosophies
    ❤️💕 I am in love with you ❣️❣️
    Keep showing up… I can’t do it with out you5 stars

    • Kate Burbrink says

      This had to be the BEST EVER pot roasts. Coming from the upper Midwest this is traditional comfort food. The carrots, onions, baby potatoes, mushrooms and corn niblets in that gravy was so delicious, who needed beef? Except the beef was a bonus. Unbelievably good.

  5. Dennis Buys says

    Making this right now, in the slow cooker. My wife said, “You better make it good. I count on you making things good!”
    I sure hope it turns out good. lol

  6. Minnie says

    This is our go-to for roast. It’s so simple and comes out perfect every single time!5 stars

    • Emily J Wildes says

      I don’t have 8 to 10 hrs can i do it on high for 4 hrs?

  7. Alyssa says

    Can this be made in the instant pot? I’m short on time and want to make it!!

    • Karlynn Johnston says

      Absolutely! I would cook it for 90 minutes high pressure to break it down.5 stars

  8. Ann says

    Followed it to perfection. Doubling the Gravy,. I don’t normally like Roast omg I could get this everyday, it was so tender n full of flavor this will be our go to Roast n Gravy. I think I’m going to even pressure can this for those long cold winter easy meal nights.

    Yum yum5 stars

  9. Angela says

    This was the best pot roast I’ve ever made!! My BF was oohing and awwing the whole time he was eating it!!! You know sometimes you keep looking for “the best” recipe? Look no further, this is it. It’s a keeper.5 stars

  10. Chelsea says

    This has become my go-to recipe for pot roast! My hubby and I both love the heck out of it.
    thank you!5 stars

  11. Di Lemberger says

    This is the best chuck roast recipe! I have to say my momhas the exact same salt&pepper shakers, had them for years! Thanks!

  12. kathleen a kennen says

    Can I put carrots and potatoes in this recipe. If yes, do I put them in from the beginning. (oven roasted method).

    • Ann says

      I would add them towards the end so they aren’t mushy.

      This recipe is amazing as in I just made homemade mashed potatoes n used the gravy for those as well n made bread n a salad ..5 stars

  13. diane richardson says

    I made this yesterday and it was a big hit!
    I was afraid it would look to white (I don’t like white sauce)
    so I used one can of Golden Mushroom and one can of cream
    it was so tasty and I loved that you didn’t have to make gravy
    I will definitely make this again

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