An extremely flavorful roast with very aromatic gravy. You can add cubed potatoes and peas as you are browning the roast in the oven to create an extremely flavorful accompaniment for the meat.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
5 hrs 30 mins
total:
6 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place chuck roast, garlic, ginger, chilies, peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon stick, cumin, coriander, salt, and water in a slow cooker. Cook on High until roast is tender, 4 to 6 hours.

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  • Remove roast and let cool enough to handle; cut into thick slices. Strain liquid from slow cooker, discarding spices, and reserving liquid.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Heat oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion until brown and tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Sprinkle chili powder over onions and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes, ketchup, tomato puree, black pepper, and reserved liquid from slow cooker; cook until reduced to 3 cups, about 10 minutes. Place sliced meat into skillet and simmer until sauce thickens, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Bake in preheated oven, basting occasionally with sauce, until browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve garnished with chopped cilantro.

Cook's Note:

Try serving this roast with an Indian vegetable or salad side dish.

Nutrition Facts

271 calories; protein 18.7g; carbohydrates 7.6g; fat 18.4g; cholesterol 68.9mg; sodium 171.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2012
This roast is BY FAR the most flavorful roast I've ever made and the sauce that comes from the broth is amazing. I also reserved about 1 cup of the broth added 1 Tbsp of brown sugar to it and cooked carrots in it. Best carrots I've ever had. Husband and 2 year old daughter also loved every bit of it. This goes very well with sweet potatoes sprinkled (heavily) with paprika chili powder and salt and sauted in coconut oil. If I could give the whole thing more stars I would. Thanks for sharing. Read More
(15)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2017
Depending on which cut of chuck roast you buy, this could come out as a very dry, fairly tough piece of beef accompanied by a very aromatic, lovely sauce. Well, that's what happened to my meal, anyway. I think it would be better if the beef were cut in smaller chunks, coated in flour, and seared in some oil before slow cooking. The spice mixture and gravy are delicious though. Read More
(1)
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2012
This roast is BY FAR the most flavorful roast I've ever made and the sauce that comes from the broth is amazing. I also reserved about 1 cup of the broth added 1 Tbsp of brown sugar to it and cooked carrots in it. Best carrots I've ever had. Husband and 2 year old daughter also loved every bit of it. This goes very well with sweet potatoes sprinkled (heavily) with paprika chili powder and salt and sauted in coconut oil. If I could give the whole thing more stars I would. Thanks for sharing. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2012
This is delicious! I made mine spicier with more chili powder and added more dry cilantro when serving though. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2013
Deliciousness! Even got a compliment of "This is the best spiciest dish you've ever made" from my husband who usually orders 4 stars. Only difference I made was using 3 dried chipotle chile peppers in place of the red chilies as that is what I had on hand. Definitely needs to be served with rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2013
The spices were right on. Love the taste of this. Next time I might shred the meat instead though as we ate this with chappati and the slices were difficult to deal with. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2014
we loved this! just the right kick. made per the recipe although i did not have any fresh cilantro. thanks for a great meal tonight Sweet Pickles Mom! Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2017
Depending on which cut of chuck roast you buy, this could come out as a very dry, fairly tough piece of beef accompanied by a very aromatic, lovely sauce. Well, that's what happened to my meal, anyway. I think it would be better if the beef were cut in smaller chunks, coated in flour, and seared in some oil before slow cooking. The spice mixture and gravy are delicious though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2014
Great dish! Made this for Indian friends and they raved at how delicious and fragrant it was. Thank you for posting1 Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2012
I liked it shredded and served over potatoes. I am not a huge fan of these spices on meat but the rest of my family enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/21/2020
great tasting easy to prepare nice and spicy Read More