Crockpot Chuck Roast with Chipotle Peppers is an easy and tasty beef dish. Serve this dish with rice, salad, or potatoes.
Cooking a roast in the crockpot is one of the easiest ways to get a hearty family meal on the table. Chuck roast is a classic family dinner because it’s tender and juicy, and it can feed an army. As delicious as it is, though, after a while, it can get boring. I’ve made it plain, with creamed soup, and even gravy packets. One of my favorite ways to mix things up, however, is to make it a Southwestern feast with chipotle peppers and other Tex-Mex seasonings. I started making this back when my kids were in high school, and they love it as much now as they did back then. Way back when, this roast made a hearty dinner than translated into leftover dinner the next day… IF they and their friends didn’t eat it all after school. It’s also a great base for making beef tacos, too!
Crockpot Chuck Roast with Chipotle Peppers
This is one of the best pot roasts you’ll ever make if you like to keep things zesty and interesting. It starts with a nice, beefy chuck roast with tons of great marbling to get that tender, juicy, shredded texture. Then, I add onions, pepper, southwestern corn, and some favorite Tex-Mex ingredients like chipotle peppers and enchilada sauce to create a sweet, spicy, kicked-up chuck roast that satisfies everyone. It’s delicious served over rice or mashed potatoes, alongside your favorite vegetables, or added to tacos, burritos, and more as leftovers.
Why You’ll Love This Crockpot Chuck Roast
- It only takes a few simple ingredients that are easily found at your local grocery store.
- It’s a great recipe for those who love a kick of heat, but it can be toned down for a milder version.
- It’s made in the crockpot, making prep time and cooking so simple.
Crockpot Chuck Roast Tips and Variations
- Always spray your slow cooker to prevent sticking.
- When choosing a chuck roast, look for one that’s nice and meaty. There’s more than enough fat in any chuck roast to make it tender and juicy, so go for the one with the most meat.
- If you do don’t like spicy food, you can omit the peppers altogether. It is a bit spicy.
- Omit the chipotle peppers for a milder version of this recipe.
- Add your favorite root vegetables to make an American Mexican fusion chuck roast.
What to Serve with Crockpot Chuck Roast
There are a lot of delicious options when it comes to chuck roast. Some of my favorite sides to serve with this Tex-Mex chuck roast include:
- Mashed potatoes
- Roasted Russet potatoes
- Scalloped potatoes
- Yorkshire pudding
- Green beans
- Dinner rolls
- Sweet potato fries
- Steamed vegetables
- Spanish rice
- Mexican rice
Frequently Asked Questions
Where does chuck roast come from?
Chuck roast is a cut of beef that comes from the neck and shoulder area of the cow. It’s a tough cut because the muscle is used so much. However, it’s fatty, which allows it to be cooked low and slow over a long period to develop amazing tenderness and flavor.
Does chuck roast get more tender the longer you cook it?
Absolutely. That’s what makes it the gold standard for pot roasts. The high fat content and connective tissues in the roast break down over time, creating very tender, moist, and flavorful beef.
Can you overcook chuck roast in a slow cooker?
You can overcook anything, including chuck roast. While low and slow is the best method for cooking this cut of beef, cooking it too long can lead to meat that’s either soggy or tough because the proteins have been overexposed to heat.
Do you have to brown a roast before putting in it a slow cooker?
It’s not necessary. While browning the roast first does produce a bit more flavor, it’s perfectly delicious without browning it.
How long does a roast take in a crock pot?
Generally speaking, a pot roast can take anywhere from 4 to 8 hours to cook in a slow cooker, depending on the temperature used.
How to Store, Reheat and Freeze Crockpot Chuck Roast
Store your leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. For longer storage, you can freeze it for up to 3 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container.
To reheat the roast, place it in a Dutch oven with a bit of olive oil and water. Then, heat on medium heat until the juices are bubbling. Reduce the heat and simmer covered for 15 to 20 minutes.
Crockpot Chuck Roast with Chipotle Peppers Ingredients
- Beef chuck roast
- Onion, diced
- Garlic powder
- Slap Ya Mama seasoning
- Black pepper
- Red enchilada sauce
- Chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce
- Southwestern style corn
How to Make Crockpot Chuck Roast
Step 1: Add the Ingredients
Spray a 6 to 8-quart crockpot with nonstick cooking spray. Then, add the diced onions to the bottom of the crockpot. Place the chuck roast, seasonings, red enchilada sauce, and chipotle peppers on top.
Step 2: Cook
Cover and cook on high for for hours. Then, add corn and continue to cook for another hour. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes and your favorite veggies!
Try This Delicious Crockpot Chuck Roast Recipe Today
This crockpot chuck roast is so tasty and so easy to make, you’ll find it becomes a staple in your family meal rotation. It takes the flavor and texture of traditional chuck roast and gives it a Tex-Mex kick with the addition of enchilada sauce, peppers, and classic seasonings to create a delicious family meal that’s always a winner.
More Delicious Bean Recipes You’ll Enjoy
Bhuller’s Baked Beans – These delicious baked beans are super flavorful and always a favorite side dish recipe. They are great for potlucks, backyard barbecues and family gatherings.
Crock Pot Spicy Beans – A super easy spicy bean recipe slow cooked until tender. Delicious flavor and the perfect side dish for almost any meal.
And, here is a delicious, Easy Charro Beans Recipe, from Deliciously Seasoned, that you might enjoy as well.
Crockpot Chuck Roast with Chipotle Peppers
- 3 pound beef chuck roast
- 1 medium onion diced
- 1 teaspoon Slap Ya Mama seasoning
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 15 ounce can red enchilada sauce
- 3.7 ounce can Chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce (only need a couple peppers)
- (2) 11 ounce cans Southwestern style corn, drained
- Spray a 6-8 quart crock pot with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place diced onions in the bottom of the crock pot.
- Next, place chuck roast, seasonings, red enchilada sauce and Chipotle peppers.
- Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours.
- Add corn, cover and continue to cook for another hour.
- Serve with rice or over mashed potatoes. Salt and pepper, to taste.
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