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How to Make a Fall-Apart Roast

Here, we will show you just how to make a fall-apart roast. It will be moist, flavorful, and will melt in your mouth. Sounds like an amazing dinner recipe!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 -10 servings
Calories 266 kcal
Author Zach Averett


  • 2 lbs Chuck roast cut into quarters (at minimum)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 2 bay leaves


  1. Whisk your flour, salt, and pepper together. Liberally coat all sides of each piece of your roast in the flour mixture, set aside.

  2. Get your olive oil nice and hot in a large skillet (please don't burn your house down). Using tongs, sear each side of each piece of roast in the hot oil.

  3. Place your sliced onion, garlic, brown sugar, bay leaves, and beef stock in the slow cooker. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Turn the heat to low.

  4. After the searing is done, place your roast pieces into the slow cooker, on top of the onion slew. Put the lid on and slow-cook for at least 8 hours. Add salt to taste.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make a Fall-Apart Roast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 1084mg47%
Potassium 518mg15%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 18IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.