Bread and Butter Roast Recipe – Easy Kitchen Guide

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By Dr. Leah Alexander | Published on July 22, 2023 | Last Updated on November 6, 2023

This delicious bread and butter roast is the perfect choice for your holiday feast. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a savory and flavorful dish that everyone will love.

This simple dish comes together quickly and easily with minimal effort, making it the perfect choice for busy cooks. Try this today and you’ll be sure to impress your family and friends.

Here, I have the perfect guide for you to make this delicious roast. I will take you through step-by-step instructions, providing important tips and nutritional information along the way. So let’s get started!

Bread and Butter Roast Recipe

What is Bread and Butter Roast?

Bread and butter roast, also known as beef chuck roast, is a simple yet delicious dish that can be served as part of a holiday dinner. It is made with just a few ingredients – the most important being quality beef chuck roast.

This cut of meat has plenty of flavor and when cooked correctly, it can be juicy and tender. The preparation for this dish is incredibly simple. First, the beef chuck roast is seasoned generously with salt and pepper on all sides.

Then, it’s rubbed with a garlic-butter mixture before being roasted in the oven for several hours until tender. During the roasting process, beef broth is added to keep the roast from drying out. Once cooked, the roast can be sliced and served with your favorite sides.

What does it taste like?

This delicious bread and butter roast has a wonderful flavor combination of savory, salty, and slightly sweet. The beef chuck roast is incredibly flavorful on its own, so when seasoned with salt and pepper the flavors really come alive.

The garlic-butter combo adds an extra layer of flavor that takes this dish to the next level. As the roast cooks, the natural juices from the meat mix with the butter, garlic, and beef broth to create an incredibly flavorful sauce. This dish is truly a delight for all your senses!

How did I first get introduced to the Bread and Butter Roast?

My introduction to bread and butter roast came about quite by accident. It was a typical day for me, I had just finished my grocery shopping, when I saw something new on the butcher’s counter – beef chuck roast. As a lover of all things savory, I couldn’t resist buying it.

Once home, I opened up my cookbook and found a recipe for bread and butter roast. I was intrigued by the combination of beef, butter, garlic, and broth that this dish promised. Reading through the instructions, it seemed easy enough to prepare.

I set about gathering my ingredients and began seasoning the roast with salt and pepper before rubbing it in the garlic-butter mixture. I then placed it in a roasting pan and set it in the oven.

As the roast cooked, I was met with a delightful aroma wafting through my home that had me salivating for what was to come. After two hours of roasting, my bread and butter roast was ready! The beef was incredibly tender, juicy, and full of flavor. The garlic-butter mixture combined with the beef broth created a savory and mouthwatering sauce.

How to make Bread and Butter Roast?

Making bread and butter roast is incredibly easy. Here are the ingredients & step-by-step instructions you’ll need:

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Ingredients

  • Beef cross-rib chuck roast: This is the cut of beef that is used for roasts. It is a flavorful and tender cut, and perfect for this bread and butter roast recipe.
  • Salt: A pinch of salt enhances all the flavors in this dish.
  • Black pepper: Freshly ground black pepper adds a touch of spice to the dish.
  • Butter (softened): The butter helps to keep the roast juicy and tender as it cooks.
  • Garlic powder: This is optional but adds a nice flavor to the dish.
  • Beef broth: The beef broth helps to keep the roast from drying out and adds depth of flavor.
Bread and Butter Roast Recipe

Step-by-step instructions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

Step 2

Season beef roast generously on all sides with salt and pepper.

Step 3

In a small bowl, mix together the butter and garlic powder until well combined. Rub the butter mixture over the beef roast evenly.

Step 4

Place the beef roast in a roasting pan or Dutch oven, then pour in 1 cup of beef broth. Cover with a lid or aluminum foil.

Step 5

Roast in preheated oven for 2 hours, or until the roast is tender. If needed, add an additional 1/2 cup of beef broth to keep it from drying out.

Step 6

Once done roasting, remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Tips

– Make sure to use a good quality beef broth for maximum flavor.

– You can also add other herbs and spices such as rosemary, thyme, or paprika for added flavor.

– For extra tenderness, let the roast rest for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

– If you want a crispier crust on the outside of your roast, remove the lid or foil for the last 15 minutes of cooking.

Bread and Butter Roast Recipe

Bread and Butter Roast Recipe

This delicious bread and butter roast is the perfect choice for your holiday feast. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a savory and flavorful dish that everyone will love. This simple dish comes together quickly and easily with minimal effort, making it the perfect choice for busy cooks. Try this today and you’ll be sure to impress your family and friends. Here, I have the perfect guide for you to make this delicious roast. I will take you through step-by-step instructions, providing important tips and nutritional information along the way. So let’s get started!
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Cook Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 59.85kcal

Equipment

  • bowl
  • baking dish
  • aluminum foil

Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder optional, carefully included to infuse the dish with a subtle and aromatic garlic flavor, enhancing the overall taste experience.
  • 1.5 tablespoons butter softened, thoughtfully incorporated to provide a rich and luscious element, adding a velvety and smooth texture to the dish.
  • Salt to taste, meticulously added to enhance the flavors and bring out the natural richness of the beef, creating a well-seasoned and savory dish.
  • Black pepper to taste, skillfully sprinkled to provide a hint of spiciness and add depth to the overall flavor profile, complementing the beef beautifully.
  • 1/2 lb beef cross-rib chuck roast carefully selected for its well-marbled and flavorful meat, ensuring a tender and succulent result when cooked.
  • 1/2 cup beef broth plus 1/4 cup if needed, skillfully added to moisten and tenderize the meat, creating a flavorful and savory base for the dish. The additional 1/4 cup can be used if more liquid is needed during cooking to maintain the desired consistency.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Season beef roast generously on all sides with salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the butter and garlic powder until well combined. Rub the butter mixture over the beef roast evenly.
  • Place the beef roast in a roasting pan or Dutch oven, then pour in 1 cup of beef broth. Cover with a lid or aluminum foil.
  • Roast in preheated oven for 2 hours, or until the roast is tender. If needed, add an additional 1/2 cup of beef broth to keep it from drying out.
  • Once done roasting, remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

– Make sure to use a good quality beef broth for maximum flavor.
– You can also add other herbs and spices such as rosemary, thyme, or paprika for added flavor.
– For extra tenderness, let the roast rest for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
– If you want a crispier crust on the outside of your roast, remove the lid or foil for the last 15 minutes of cooking.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 58.85 kcal

Carbohydrates: 1.81 g

Protein: 5.77 g

Fat: 4.12 g

Saturated Fat: 2.14 g

Cholesterol: 16 mg

Sodium: 192 mg

Potassium: 166 mg

Fiber: 0.2 g

Sugar: 0.06

What to serve with Bread and Butter Roast?

Bread and butter roast is a delicious main dish that should be complemented with side dishes. Some of my favorite sides to serve with this dish include roasted potatoes, mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, or even a salad.

For dessert, you can whip up something special like cookies or a fruit cobbler – all perfect accompaniments for this delicious meal.

How to store leftover Bread and Butter Roast?

If you have leftovers of this delicious bread and butter roast, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. The roast can also be frozen for up to three months.

When reheating, make sure to add a bit of beef broth or water to help rehydrate it and keep it from drying out.

Can pregnant women eat this?

Yes, pregnant women can eat this dish as long as it is cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). It is important to always cook food thoroughly before consumption to help reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

Pregnant women should also consult their healthcare provider for any further advice or guidance.

FAQs 

What cut of beef should I use for this?

The best cut of beef to use for bread and butter roast is cross-rib chuck roast. This cut is flavorful, tender, and perfect for roasting.

What if my roast isn’t tender after 2 hours of cooking?

If your roast isn’t tender after two hours of cooking, you can add an additional 1/2 cup (125 mL) of beef broth to the pan and continue roasting for another 30 minutes. This should help keep it from drying out and help tenderize the meat.

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this bread and butter roast ahead of time. Simply prepare the roast as directed in the recipe and refrigerate until ready to cook. When it’s time to cook, take it out of the refrigerator and let it come up to room temperature before popping it in the oven. This should help it cook more evenly.

Wrapping Up

Bread and butter roast is an incredibly easy yet delicious dish that is sure to please the whole family. With its tender and juicy beef, savory garlic-butter mixture, and rich beef broth, this recipe packs a lot of flavor in every bite. So go ahead and give this delicious dish a try today!

I hope you found these tips and instructions helpful. Please share this article if you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading!

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Dr. Leah Alexander, M.D., is a board-certified Pediatrician in New Jersey and has been working at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey since 2000.
She also has a passion for culinary arts that extends beyond the medical realm. After completing culinary school at the French Culinary Institute, she started Global Palate, LLC, a catering firm, in 2007. She ran her own six-year-old catering company and served small group parties as an owner and executive chef.

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