22 Comfort Food Dinners That Start with Chuck Roast
A relatively inexpensive shoulder cut of beef, chuck roast starts out tough but becomes meltingly tender when you cook it using low temperatures and slow cooking times. But if you treat it like a steak and try to cook it quickly with high heat, it rebels and gets dry and stringy. Whether you cook chuck roast using your stovetop, oven, slow cooker, or pressure cooker, low and slow is always the way to go.
Simple Beef Pot Roast
Sundays were made for pot roast suppers. Here's how recipe creator Chef John describes this incredibly simple roast: "This pot roast recipe and technique could not be easier. The vegetables break down, combining with the meat's juices to create a sauce! Warm, hearty, and delicious!"
Slow Cooker Sweet-and-Sour Pot Roast
Tomatoes and brown sugar bring the sweet while cider vinegar brings the sour in this slow-cooked recipe. "Family absolutely loved this recipe! A bit different than the usual pot roast. I did sauté the onions as others had suggested right in the same pan as I had browned the roast. Deglazed with a splash of white wine and followed the rest of the recipe as written," writes reviewer corrie46.
Rich and Creamy Beef Stroganoff
Turn this thrifty cut of beef into creamy, fork-tender comfort food to serve over egg noodles. It's easy. Home cook Kristen Scott says, "I'm 19 years old and just moved out into my own apartment. I haven't cooked very many meals, but figured I'd give this a shot. I followed the recipe and it turned out amazing!"
Simple Slow-Cooked Korean Beef Soft Tacos
Recipe submitter jasminsheree knows that sharing is caring: "This recipe was handed down to me by a Korean friend. So full of flavor! I wanted to share it with you all." The flavor she's talking about comes from soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, fresh ginger, rice vinegar, and sesame oil.
Charley's Slow Cooker Mexican Style Meat
"Holy smokes, this was good! Definitely tasted like the authentic shredded beef I love from my favorite Mexican taco shops in San Diego that I've been dying for out in the Midwest!" — jcombs
Allrecipes home cooks love to recreate their favorite restaurant meals, which is why Dani-Dizzle created this big bowl of yum. "This is as close to a certain big chain's barbacoa meat I have ever made! It is full of intense flavors such as garlic, cayenne, and sweet-smoky chipotle." Some reviewers find it packs a spicy punch, so adjust the amounts to your taste.
Original Homemade Italian Beef
Three ingredients is all it takes to make a big pot of juicy meat for Italian-style sandwiches. Home cook jennifer272 gives it her stamp of authenticity, saying, "This is it! I'm from Chicago and since I do not live there now, I forever crave THE Italian Beef sandwich. Only Chicagoans know what I'm talkin' 'bout. This recipe is as close as it gets."
Easy Pressure Cooker Pot Roast
Haul out that Instant Pot or pressure cooker and whip up this fabulousness on a weeknight. Recipe creator ccsoccerbmxmom says, "VERY tender and delicious. Using the pressure cooker saves SO much time that this recipe can be used on a weekday and still you can manage to eat dinner at a decent hour." And isn't that why you bought one in the first place?
Beef Bourguignon Without the Burgundy
What? No Burgundy wine in the beef bourguignon? Nope. Chef John makes this version with Merlot, instead. "The meat just melted in my mouth and the vegetables sopped up all the wonderful flavors as well," reviewer SER says.
Beer Braised Irish Stew and Colcannon
C'mon people, don't wait until St. Patrick's Day to treat yourself to this soul-satisfying stew. Tara is just one of the many who gave this a five-star rating: "This is perfect! I wanted some good old-fashioned comfort food due to the cold weather today and got to thinking about my Gram's Irish stew. Of course, I don't have her recipe, so I came here. Glad I did! She served hers over colcannon also."
Tacos De Matamoros
Recipe submitter RHONDA35 says this ground chuck recipe hails from Matamoros, Mexico. "This simple recipe starts with ground beef mixed with spices that you already have in your kitchen and turns into a great family dinner! Perfect to make ahead on busy days. Serve with warm corn or flour tortillas, Spanish rice, and bean a la charra," she says.
Easiest Pot Roast Ever
"From someone (me) who's recipes normally turn out terrible, this was truly the easiest, best tasting roast I have ever made! I followed the suggestions of others and flavored it with additional spices to fit our tastes and added some additional water, and it was simply wonderful," Sheila Nutter McLea writes.
Mississippi Pot Roast
Au jus gravy mix, ranch seasoning, black pepper, and a jar of pepperoncini are all it takes to flavor this slow cooker dish. "This roast is perfect! We make this often, and it's great over mashed potatoes or wild rice. I have also had it on a crusty roll with a slice of provolone and put under the broiler," says home cook nitenurse.
The warm, comforting flavors of this Indian dish balance out bland basmati rice or mashed potatoes. "A great recipe that is flavorful, spicy, and pretty straightforward. This recipe is also very easy to adapt to personal tastes for levels of heat and overall spice," Don Summers says.
Awesome Red Wine Pot Roast
"One of the best roasts I have ever made. If you have a cast iron pot, I suggest using that. It made it so tender and also cuts the cooking time down a bit," reviewer KGora says.
Instant Pot® Best Beef Stew
"This beef stew is the ultimate hearty, melt-in-your mouth comfort food," Fioa says. "And so easy to make in the Instant Pot for a simple midweek dinner."
Real Hungarian Goulash (No Tomato Paste Here)
"Just like my Hungarian mother used to make," Daniel Giannattasio says. "Often she would boil potatoes right in the same pot. After the beef is cooked, add some more water to simmer then add the peeled and chopped potatoes. Cook about 30 minutes. Or serve it just like it is over egg noodles, as pictured."
Instant Pot® Beef Pho
What could taste more nourishing than a hot bowl of homemade pho? In addition to chuck roast, this recipe calls for top round beef and beef soup bones.
Carne Asada Enchiladas
"I served this family style, letting everyone choose their own toppings of Greek yogurt, chipotle sauce, and guacamole. Refried beans and a fresh-from-the-garden tossed salad makes this one delicious and complete meal," recipe creator Joey Joan says.
Bonnie's New Year's Beef Dip
"This was very flavorful and a big hit for dinner tonight. Very easy to make, too," Sheila LaLonde says. Serve the meat on crusty bread like ciabatta, and top with anything from horseradish sauce to grilled onions to Colby Jack cheese.
Super Thick N' Beefy Chili
With three chipotle peppers in the mix, this hearty chili packs in a nice heat.
Melt-in-Your-Mouth Beef Cacciatore
"Loved this recipe. Easy to follow the directions, and the house smelled so good that we couldn’t wait to eat. Served over rice with Parmesan," Lori says.