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Rebecka's Sunday Roast

Rebecka's Sunday Roast

  • Author: Rebecka Evans
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: American


There’s nothing more evocative than the smell of Sunday roast.  I’m filled with a sense of comfort through sight, smell, and devouring this Sunday roast every time!. I hope you make it and like it as much as I do.



3 pounds Chuck Roast, cut into several large pieces

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1/2 tablespoon black pepper

2 large carrots, peeled and chopped (about 2 cups)

4 medium leeks, washed and chopped (about 2 cups) Use only the white and light green parts

2 bay leaf

4 tablespoons minced garlic

2 tablespoons flour

2 tablespoon tomato paste

1 pound Baby Bella or Crimini mushrooms, washed, dried, and halved

1 1/2 cup good red wine (I used Bordeaux)

1 1/2 cups beef stock

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

2-3 sprigs of rosemary

water just to cover ingredients

1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

Toasted Bread Crumb Topping

1/2 cup Italian style breadcrumbs

1 tablespoon butter

Melt butter in a small pan. Pour in bread crumbs and toss in the butter. Toast bread crumbs, stirring frequently until lightly browned. Remove from heat and use to garnish


    1. Heat oven to 350F. 
    2. Remove chuck roast from packaging and dry meat with paper towels. Cut roast into large pieces and dry them again.
    3. Chop leeks and carrots, and mince garlic.
    4. Wash mushrooms and pat dry. Cut in half
    5. In a small bowl combine kosher salt and pepper
    6. Season the meat with about 1 tablespoon of the mixture. Keep the remainder of the mixture for serving
    7. In a 5 quart dutch oven or heavy bottom stockpot, heat olive oil over medium-high. 
    8. When the oil is glistening, add meat in small batches, cooking for about 1-2 minutes on each side. Remove meat to a plate and continuing cooking until all the meat has been seared. 
    9. Sauté leeks, carrots for 3 minutes in the dutch oven. Add garlic and sauté 3 minutes longer
    10. Add 2 tablespoons of flour. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. 
    11. Return meat to the dutch oven, and add beef stock, red wine, Worcestershire, halved mushrooms, bay leaf, and stir to combine. Add rosemary springs. 
    12. Add some water just to cover ingredients, if necessary. 
    13. Cover the dutch oven with a lid and cook in a pre-heated oven for 3 hours. 
  • Serve with cooked, flat egg noodles, polenta, or mashed potatoes
  • Garnish with flat-leaf parsley and toasted bread crumbs





Leftovers can be refrigerated or frozen for another day. I like to make Italian Hot Beef Sandwiches.  YUM