Elegant Chuck Roast Recipe with Red Wine Vinegar and Rosemary

Elegant Chuck Roast

Elegant Chuck Roast Recipe with Red Wine Vinegar and Rosemary
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 3 hours | Servings: 6-8


Elegant Chuck Roast
Elegant Chuck Roast

This elegant chuck roast recipe is a classic dish that is perfect for a special occasion or a cozy family dinner. The combination of tender chuck roast, savory onions, and flavorful seasonings creates a delicious and satisfying meal that is sure to impress your guests.


Chuck roast has been a popular cut of meat for centuries, known for its rich flavor and tender texture. This recipe takes the traditional chuck roast and elevates it with a unique blend of ingredients and seasonings that enhance the natural flavors of the meat.


How to prepare

  1. In a pot, melt the lard.
  2. Brown the roast on all sides in hot lard.
  3. Add onion and garlic, cook until onion is soft.
  4. Combine ketchup, water, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, and salt.
  5. Pour the mixture over the meat. Cover and cook slowly until the meat is fork tender, about 3 hours.


  • For a twist on this classic recipe, try adding diced tomatoes, bell peppers, or mushrooms to the pot before cooking. You can also experiment with different seasonings, such as thyme, oregano, or paprika, to create a unique flavor profile.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

To ensure that your chuck roast is tender and flavorful, be sure to brown the meat on all sides before adding the onions and garlic. This will help to seal in the juices and create a delicious crust on the outside of the roast. Cooking the meat slowly over low heat is key to achieving a tender and succulent roast.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this elegant chuck roast with mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or a side salad for a complete and delicious meal.

Cooking Techniques

Slow cooking is the key to achieving a tender and flavorful chuck roast. Be sure to cook the meat over low heat for several hours to allow the flavors to meld together and the meat to become fork-tender.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have red wine vinegar on hand, you can substitute apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar. You can also use olive oil or vegetable oil in place of the shortening.

Make Ahead Tips

This chuck roast can be prepared ahead of time and reheated before serving. Simply store the cooked meat in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reheat in the oven or on the stovetop before serving.

Presentation Ideas

To make this dish even more elegant, garnish the chuck roast with fresh herbs, such as parsley or thyme, before serving. You can also serve the meat on a platter with a drizzle of the cooking juices for added flavor.

Pairing Recommendations

This elegant chuck roast pairs well with a full-bodied red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. For a non-alcoholic option, try serving with a glass of sparkling water with a splash of cranberry juice.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place the meat in a baking dish and cover with foil. Heat in a 350°F (175°C) oven for 20-30 minutes, or until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 400 per serving


Carbohydrates: 5g per serving


Total Fat: 20g per serving

Saturated Fat: 8g per serving


Protein: 45g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

This chuck roast recipe is a good source of iron, zinc, and vitamin B12.


This recipe contains soy (Worcestershire sauce) and may contain gluten (depending on the brand of Worcestershire sauce).


This elegant chuck roast is a hearty and satisfying meal that is rich in protein and essential nutrients. It is a great option for a special dinner or a cozy family meal.


This elegant chuck roast recipe is a delicious and satisfying dish that is perfect for a special occasion or a cozy family dinner. With a rich blend of flavors and tender, succulent meat, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your household.

How did I get this recipe?

I can still recall the sense of amazement I felt when I first saw this recipe for Elegant Chuck Roast. It was a warm summer day, and I was at a quaint little cafe in Paris, sipping on a cup of coffee and flipping through an old cookbook that I had picked up at a flea market. As I turned the pages, I stumbled upon a recipe that caught my eye - Elegant Chuck Roast.

The recipe called for a juicy chuck roast, seasoned with a blend of herbs and spices, and slow cooked to perfection. The dish was then topped with a rich gravy made from the drippings of the roast, giving it a decadent and luxurious flavor. I knew right then and there that I had to learn how to make this dish.

I asked the owner of the cafe if he would be willing to share the recipe with me, and to my surprise, he agreed. He explained that the recipe had been passed down through generations in his family, and that it was a treasured secret. I promised to keep it safe and vowed to do justice to the dish.

I spent the next few days perfecting the recipe, making adjustments here and there to suit my own taste. I added a touch of garlic for extra flavor, and a splash of red wine to enhance the richness of the gravy. After several attempts, I finally nailed it - the Elegant Chuck Roast was a masterpiece.

I invited my friends and family over for a dinner party to showcase my new creation. As they took their first bite, their eyes lit up with delight. They couldn't believe that I had made such a gourmet dish, and they showered me with compliments and praise.

From that moment on, the Elegant Chuck Roast became a staple in my recipe collection. I would make it for special occasions, holidays, and whenever I wanted to impress guests. It never failed to impress, and it quickly became a crowd favorite.

Over the years, I have shared the recipe with friends, neighbors, and even strangers who have tasted the dish and begged for the secret. I am always happy to pass on the recipe, knowing that it will bring joy and satisfaction to those who try it.

As I sit here now, reminiscing about that fateful day in Paris when I first discovered the recipe for Elegant Chuck Roast, I am filled with gratitude. Gratitude for the memories made around the dinner table, for the smiles and laughter shared over a delicious meal, and for the joy that cooking has brought into my life.

I may have learned this recipe from a random cookbook in a small cafe in Paris, but it has since become a part of my family's history. It is a recipe that will be passed down through generations, bringing joy and comfort to all who taste it.

And so, as I prepare to make another batch of Elegant Chuck Roast for a family gathering this weekend, I do so with a full heart and a grateful spirit. Cooking has always been my passion, my way of expressing love and creativity, and this recipe is a true reflection of that. It is elegant, delicious, and made with love - just like me.


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