Reverse Sear Chuck Roast
Reverse searing is a foolproof cooking method that produces delicious, juicy, tender pot roast in the oven every time. Reverse Sear Chuck Roast is an easy way to get perfectly cooked protein for your favorite side dishes!
Chuck roast (also known as pot roast) is a cut of meat that comes from the shoulder of a cow. It’s a tough cut of meat, but it can be extremely tender and flavorful when cooked correctly. The reverse sear method is the perfect way to cook chuck roast so that it turns out juicy and delicious.
🤔Can You Reverse Sear Chuck Roast?
Yes, the reverse sear method is a simple cooking technique that involves searing meat after it has been cooked slowly at a lower temperature. This method produces tender, juicy beef that is not dry or overcooked.
Reverse searing also allows for better caramelization of the exterior of the meat, resulting in a delicious crust when cooked in the oven.
🥩Ingredients and Tools
- Chuck Roast – This inexpensive cut of beef can be found in most grocery stores
- Seasonings – You can use just about anything to season your meat. We love using a simple blend of kosher salt, garlic, and black pepper. Just mix in a small bowl with a spoon before dry rubbing onto the meat.
- Cooking Oil – An oil such as, avocado oil, coconut oil or another high smoke point oil is best for broiling the beef after its been reverse seared.
- Oven Safe Cooking Rack – Use this on top of a rimmed baking sheet to ensure the heat gets circulated all around the surfaces of the meat.
- Meat Thermometer – A quality kitchen thermometer with a long probe is key to reverse searing any meat. For a top-of-the-line thermometer, use the Meater. For an inexpensive option, try the ThermPro.
📖How To Reverse Sear Chuck Roast In The Oven
1️⃣Preheat the oven: Preheat oven to 225 degrees F. While the oven is preheating, let the chuck roast sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes to take off the chill.
2️⃣Season the steak: Pat the meat dry with a paper towel. Season the chuck roast with your favorite seasonings.
3️⃣Place the beef on a rack: Place the steak on a wire rack over a baking sheet and place it in the oven.
4️⃣Cook until desired internal temperature: Use a meat thermometer to reach the desired internal temperature of the chuck roast. (120F – Rare, 130F Medium Rare, 140F Medium, 150F Medium Well)
5️⃣Remove from the oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes: Remove the beef from the oven and place foil over the top for 15 minutes.
6️⃣Sear the chuck roast: Add cooking oil to a large pan or cast iron skillet. Turn the heat to high and let it get hot. Sear the chuck roast on each side for 60-90 seconds on each side, or until nice and browned all over.
7️⃣Remove from the heat and let rest for 5 minutes: Remove the beef from the heat and add foil back to the top. Let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
👩🏼🍳Reverse Sear Cooking Tips
Always pat the meat dry: This will help the seasonings stick to the meat and prevent unwanted moisture.
Take the chill off: Letting the meat rest before cooking is important because it lets the proteins relax, keeping the meat from getting tough when going from hot to cold.
Use an oven-safe meat thermometer: This will allow you to accurately cook the meat to the correct temperature without opening the oven door and letting out heat. Use a temperature probe thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat.
Rest the meat after searing: Resting the meat allows the juices to redistribute, resulting in juicier and more flavorful chuck roast.
Sear at high temperature: Whether you are pan searing in a cast iron pan, grilling, or smoking, ensure that the temperature is very hot before searing. Low temperatures will cause the meat to stay in longer, further increasing the internal temperature and making it dry.
🍋Chuck Roast Seasoning Ideas
- Greek seasoning: A mix of garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, basil, and thyme gives the beef a Mediterranean flavor.
- BBQ rub: A blend of paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and cumin will give the beef a smoked flavor.
- Lemon herb: Perfect for summer, this blend of lemon zest, garlic, rosemary, thyme, and basil is refreshing and light.
- Jamaican Jerk: A mix of allspice, paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and thyme gives the beef a spicy kick.
- Worchestershire: A classic steak seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper is all you need.
How long should I sear my chuck roast?
This depends on how many pounds your roast is. Generally, you will want to sear for 1-2 minutes per side.
Can I cook beef chuck roast like a steak?
Yes! You can cook chuck roast like a steak by reverse searing it as it has to cook to the correct internal temperature on the inside. This method will result in a juicy, flavorful, and tender steak that is cooked to perfection.
How do I know when my chuck roast is done?
To ensure your chuck roast is cooked to perfection, use a meat thermometer. The internal temperature should be: 120F – Rare, 130F Medium Rare, 140F Medium, 150F Medium Well.
Should I let my chuck roast rest before searing?
Yes! Letting the meat rest for 15-20 minutes before cooking will help the proteins relax, keeping the meat from getting tough when going from hot to cold.
Reverse Sear Chuck Roast
- Oven Safe Cooking Rack
- Meat Thermometer
- 3 pounds Chuck Roast
- 2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- ½ tsp Black Pepper
- 1 tbsp Cooking Oil (with high smoke point)
- Preheat oven to 225 degrees F. While the oven is preheating, let the chuck roast sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes to take off the chill.
- Pat the meat dry with a paper towel. Season the chuck roast with your favorite seasonings.
- Place the steak on a wire rack over a baking sheet and place it in the oven.
- Use a meat thermometer to reach the desired internal temperature of the chuck roast. (120F – Rare, 130F Medium Rare, 140F Medium, 150F Medium Well)
- Remove the beef from the oven and place foil over the top for 15 minutes.
- Add cooking oil to a large pan or cast iron skillet. Turn the heat to high and let it get hot. Sear the chuck roast on each side for 60-90 seconds on each side, or until nice and browned all over.
- Remove the beef from the heat and add foil back to the top. Let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.