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Chuck Roast Recipes

What Is Chuck Roast?

Chuck roast is a specific cut of beef that comes from the shoulder of the cow.

It’s known for its rich, beefy flavor and delicious marbling (i.e. visible fat). As that fat breaks down in the Instant Pot, it infuses the entire chuck roast with flavor and keeps it super moist and tender.

When cooking a chuck roast, you almost always need to braise (slow cook) or pressure cook it to properly tenderize it.

Tip: Your local grocery store might also label chuck roast as “cut chuck roast,” “chuck center roast,” “chuck pot roast,” or simply as “pot roast.”