A chuck roast is a flavorful cut of meat that’s ideal for slow cooking. It’s best when cooked low and slow for 12 hours to ensure the meat is tender enough to shred with a fork. The longer you cook it, the more tender it will be, but there’s no need to wait all day: Cooking time depends on how hot your slow cooker gets and how big your roast is (and whether or not you’ve got other ingredients in there that take up space).
Place the chuck roast in a slow cooker, fat side up.
Place the chuck roast in a slow cooker, fat side up. The fat will help to keep the meat moist, and also adds flavor.
If you’re using an electric or multi-cooker, plug it in and set to “low.” If you’re using a stovetop model instead of an electric one or multi-cooker (like me!), heat your pan over medium heat until hot enough that water droplets sizzle when added to it–but don’t let them boil!
Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours or on high for 5-6 hours, or until the meat is tender enough to shred with a fork.
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Shred meat, discarding fat.
After your chuck roast has cooked for 8 hours, you can remove it from the slow cooker and shred it with a fork. The meat should easily fall apart into pieces. Discard any fat that remains on top of the shredded meat–you don’t want to eat any of this extra fat!
You now have delicious shredded beef that’s ready to be used in recipes such as tacos or sandwiches.
Cook at least 12 hours on low heat.
You can cook a chuck roast in your crock pot for at least 12 hours on low heat. The longer it cooks, the more tender it will be. If you are in a hurry, cook it on high heat instead of low.
We hope that this article has helped you to understand the process of cooking a chuck roast in a slow cooker. If you’re looking for something new to try in your slow cooker, we recommend trying out this recipe. It will give you tender meat with lots of flavor!