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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!

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!

Chuck Roast Recipe
Chuck Roast Recipe

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
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!



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5 from 10 votes
Creamy Mushroom Beef Chuck Roast Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs
Total Time
5 hrs 5 mins
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! 
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: roast
Keyword: chuck roast
Servings: 8
Calories: 781 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 5 lbs chuck roast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 454 g package of white or cremini mushrooms
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 1 oz. package dry onion soup mix
  • 2 10.75 oz can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 400 °F. 

  2. 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.

  3.  Place the mushrooms and onion around the chuck roast.

  4. Whisk together the two soups and the water until as smooth as possible ( it usually is chunky a bit, that's ok!) Pour over the roast.

  5. 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.

  6. Cook for another 4-5 hours until the roast pulls apart easily when touched with a fork.

  7. 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 Facts
Creamy Mushroom Beef Chuck Roast Recipe
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 781 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g 71%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 273mg 91%
Sodium 1794mg 75%
Potassium 1419mg 41%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 77g 154%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 0.9%
Calcium 9.2%
Iron 46.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Patrick Greenwood Reply

    hi, i am using a shoulder roast, i was wondering, fat side up or down?

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  3. Debora Valentine Reply

    If I want to make just the gravy what changes would there be. I would like to use the gravy for meatloaf and mashed potatoes.

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  5. Easy prep. Best roast I’ve had since my grandma died and I cooked it. Wow because I’m not a good cook.

  6. Peg Marlatt Reply

    Love the simplicity of this recipe and yet the explosiveness of flavour and aroma it delivered was delicious to all senses. Thank you for this delicious meal from your recipe – my entire family enjoyed every bite.
    I am not sure if my first comment went through but I am trying to resend it to you again.

  7. Peg Marlatt Reply

    Love the simplicity of this recipe and yet the explosiveness of flavour and aroma it delivered was delicious to all senses. Thank you for this delicious meal from your recipe – my entire family enjoyed every bite.

  8. Christy Root Reply

    That recipe was just off the chain!!! Chuck roast was fork tender and the gravy was just the best that I’ve had in some time. Thanks for a great dinner!

  9. Do you mean condensed cream of mushroom soup, or the ready-made cans?

  10. Hi, this looks delicious! Question, the top summary says cook time of 9 hours, but the directions state 20 mins at 400 then 4-5 hours at 325. Where did the other 3.5 hours go, or am I reading it wrong?

  11. I was wondering if I could use milk in place of the water for a richer more robust flavor?

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  13. I make this roast in the crock pot….use your leftover gravy and meat for vegetable soup. The gravy makes broth magic ….just add canned tomatoes of your choice (I like crushed) and veggies along with some additional broth. I also throw in a handful of instant barley. If you haven’t used barley you are missing lots of great health benefits…good for cholesterol..or at least that is what it said on the box!!

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