What could be more comforting than a sweet maple syrup flavored chuck roast to celebrate the imminent arrival of fall? This slow-cooker recipe is perfect for flavoring up the house and giving you a treat!


  • 30 mL (2 tbsp.) onion powder
  • 5 mL (1 tsp.) garlic powder
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp.) Dijon mustard
  • 15 mL (1 tablespoon) chopped fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 boneless 900 g (2 lb) beef chuck roast
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp.) olive oil
  • 180 mL (3/4 cup) beef broth
  • 80 mL (1/3 cup) maple syrup
  • 1 onion, sliced into rings
  • 4 Nantes carrots, cut into pieces
  • 8 new potatoes
  • 1/2 small rutabaga, cut into cubes


  1. In a bowl, mix the onion powder with garlic powder, mustard and thyme—season with salt and pepper.
  2. Remove excess fat from a chuck roast.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sear chuck roast for 1 to 2 minutes on each side.
  4. Transfer roast to a plate. Brush both sides of the roast with a mustard mixture.
  5. Place roast in slow cooker. Add broth, maple syrup and vegetables.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 9 hours, until meat flakes easily with a fork.

1 Comment

  1. Claire

    These recipes are the BOMB! Delicious and easy to follow instructions!
    Thanks for sharing!

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