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Yield: 6 Servings

This will be the tenderest roast you will ever have. Roast drenched in gravy is what you need today. Give it a try now. Enjoy!


For the Roast:

3 to 4-pound chuck roast*

Copious amounts of salt and pepper (copious I say!)

1 tbsp oil, optional (for browning)

1 and 1/2 c water

1 and 1/2 tsp Better Than Bouillon Beef Base**

1/2 tsp dried thyme

1 bay leaf

2 (1-oz) packets of onion soup mix

2 lbs carrots, peeled and chopped into chunks

For the Gravy:

2-3 c of drippings from the meat

1-2 c cold water

1/3 to 1/2 c flour

2 tsp Better Than Bouillon Beef Base

2 tbsp butter, optional

Salt and pepper to taste


Step 1: Season the roast with salt and pepper.

Step 2: Place a skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high.

Step 3: Add in a tablespoon of oil and allow it to become hot.

Step 4: Add in the seasoned roast and cook for 1 to 2 minutes on each side and brown the edges as well.


Step 5: Place the roast into a slow cooker.

Step 6: In the same skillet, add in the beef base and water. Stir until the base is dissolved completely.

Step 7: Pour the liquid mixture into the slow cooker.

Step 8: Sprinkle fresh and dried thyme over the roast. Add in bay leaf as well.

Step 9: Add in the 2 packs of onion soup mix over the roast and mix using your hands until well combined.

Step 10: Cover the slow cooker and cook for 8 to 10 hours over low heat.

Step 11: Add in the carrots and cook until done.

Step 12: Remove the tender roast and allow it to rest on a chopping board.

Step 13: Shred the roast with two forks.

Step 14: Place the shredded meat and carrots on a serving plate.

How to Make the Gravy:

Step 1: Place the fat drippings in a medium saucepan.

Step 2: Place the saucepan on the stove and turn the heat to high.

Step 3: Add in the flour dissolved in 4 cups of water. Stir until well combined.

Step 4: Add in the beef base and allow it to boil.

Step 5: Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until the sauce becomes thick.

Step 6: Add in butter if you want and stir until melted completely.

Step 7: Sprinkle salt and pepper if needed.

Step 8: Serve the gravy with the roast and carrots. Enjoy!


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