Mouth-watering tender roast recipe for dinner

Welcome to the world of the wine-tender roast recipe – a dish that is sure to impress even the most discerning of palates. This delicious recipe brings together the rich flavors of red wine, garlic cloves, onions, and apples for a tender and flavorsome dish that is perfect for any occasion.

If you are looking for an easy yet impressive meal that looks and tastes like something from a gourmet restaurant menu, then this wine-tender roast recipe is exactly what you need. Not only is it visually appealing with its juicy, tender, and flavorful meat, but it’s also surprisingly effortless to put together.

Whether you’re a seasoned home cook or a newbie in the kitchen, this recipe is perfect for you. With its simple ingredients and straightforward instructions, anyone can create a tasty and sophisticated dish with minimal effort.

So why wait? Grab your dutch oven or slow cooker and let’s get started on creating this tender roast recipe that will leave your family and friends asking for seconds.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Wine Tender Roast
Wine Tender Roast

Are you tired of the same old roast recipe? Do you want to try something new but don’t know where to begin? If so, this Wine Tender Roast recipe is perfect for you!

The tender beef pairs perfectly with the rich red wine sauce, creating a delicious and flavorful dish that is sure to impress. This recipe also includes garlic cloves, apples, and onions, adding even more depth and complexity to the flavors.

But what really makes this recipe stand out is its versatility. You can make it in a dutch oven or slow cooker for easy preparation, or even in a pressure cooker for a quicker meal. It’s also great for entertaining, as it can be made ahead of time and reheated when ready to serve.

Not only is this recipe delicious, it’s also a healthier alternative to typical pot roast dishes. By using red wine as the base for the sauce, you’re reducing the amount of high-fat ingredients traditionally used in pot roast recipes.

So why not switch up your dinner routine and give this Wine Tender Roast recipe a try? Your taste buds will thank you!

Ingredient List

 This succulent, tender roast practically melts in your mouth
This succulent, tender roast practically melts in your mouth

Here are the ingredients needed to make this delicious wine tender roast recipe:

For the roast:

  • 1 (4-5 pound) beef chuck roast
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and quartered

For the wine sauce:

  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1 cup tomato sauce

Make sure to prepare all these ingredients before starting the cooking process.

The Recipe How-To

 The aroma of the wine and herbs fills the air with a tantalizing scent
The aroma of the wine and herbs fills the air with a tantalizing scent

Now, it’s time to put all the ingredients together and create the perfect Wine Tender Roast. Follow these easy steps to make a flavorful and juicy roast that is sure to impress your guests.


  • 1 (4-5 pound) beef chuck roast
  • 2 cups of red wine
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 apples, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup of tomato sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).

  2. In a large dutch oven, heat 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat.

  3. Add the chopped onion, carrots, and celery stalks. Cook until softened, for about 5 minutes.

  4. Add the garlic cloves and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.

  5. Remove vegetables from the pot into a bowl.

  6. Add a little more oil as needed and brown the roast on all sides in the hot pot (about 10 minutes).

  7. Remove the beef from the pot momentarily while we create our red wine braising sauce.

  8. Pour 2 cups of red wine into the pot, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.

  9. Add 1 cup of tomato sauce and let it simmer for about 10 minutes until thickened.

  10. Add your previously cooked vegetables back into the pot along with two chopped apples.

  11. Nestle your beef roast in amongst everything.

  12. The beef should be mostly covered by the vegetable/apple mixture so if it isn’t add some wine or water to top it off.

  13. Cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid and place it in the oven.

  14. Cook for about 3-4 hours until the beef is fork-tender.

  15. Remove from oven and let rest for a few minutes before carving.

  16. Serve hot with your favorite sides and enjoy your tender flavorful Wine Tender Roast!

Substitutions and Variations

 Perfectly paired with creamy mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables
Perfectly paired with creamy mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables

As with most recipes, there are several substitutions and variations you can make to suit your taste preferences or dietary restrictions. Here are some ideas:

– Olive oil: If you don’t have olive oil, substitute with any neutral-tasting oil such as vegetable or canola oil.

– Beef roast: This recipe is really versatile as it works with many different cuts of beef like chuck roast, beef tenderloin, or even a beef fillet. Keep in mind that cooking times may vary depending on the cut of meat.

– Red wine: If you prefer not to use wine in your cooking, substitute it with equal parts beef broth or tomato sauce, which both work well in creating depth of flavor.

– Garlic cloves: Garlic adds great flavor to this dish, but if you’re not a fan of strong garlic flavor, feel free to reduce the amount used in the recipe or omit it altogether.

– Apples and onions: The sweetness from the apples and onions is crucial in balancing out the flavors of this dish. But if you don’t have these ingredients on hand or prefer not to use them, substitute them with other vegetables like carrots or celery.

– Slow cooker or pressure cooker: This recipe can also be made in a slow cooker or pressure cooker for extra convenience. Simply follow the cooking instructions for your appliance.

– Herb additions: To add more depth of flavor to this dish, you can add herbs like thyme or rosemary along with the garlic.

With these substitutions and variations, you can customize this recipe to make it your own while still achieving a tender and flavorful roast.

Serving and Pairing

 The rich, bold flavors of the red wine add depth to the dish
The rich, bold flavors of the red wine add depth to the dish

This Red Wine Pot Roast recipe is the perfect comfort food for a chilly evening. The tender and flavorful beef will be falling off the bone, and the red wine sauce will have you licking your plate. It pairs well with a variety of sides such as roasted potatoes, creamy mashed potatoes, buttered root vegetables, or a crisp green salad.

To complement the rich flavors of this dish, I suggest pairing it with a full-bodied red wine; try a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Malbec. These wines have enough tannin to cut through the richness of the meat and enhance the flavors of the dish. If you are not a fan of red wine, try pairing it with a bold beer like an India pale ale or a porter.

If you want to make this meal even more special, I recommend serving it on special occasions such as dinner parties or holidays. Your guests will love this hearty dish, and the aroma of wine-braised beef will leave everyone’s stomachs growling.

Lastly, don’t forget that wine pot roast is very versatile when it comes to sides! You can add your choice of vegetables such as carrots, peas, or green beans. Alternatively, you may also serve this dish with crusty bread to complete the meal. Whatever you decide to serve alongside this scrumptious dish, make sure to savor each bite!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 This dish is perfect for a cozy dinner party with friends and family
This dish is perfect for a cozy dinner party with friends and family

This wine tender roast recipe is perfect for make-ahead preparations. You have the option to cook your beef roast a day or two before serving for an even tastier and tender meat. Simply remove from the oven or slow cooker and let it cool to room temperature before transferring to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to three days.

When reheating, use the oven, pressure cooker, or slow cooker for best results. To reheat in an oven, preheat your oven to 325°F, cover the beef roast with aluminum foil and place it in the middle rack of your oven until heated through, about 20-30 minutes. For the pressure cooker method, return your cooked beef roast to your pressure cooker with 1/2 cup of broth or water and cook for approximately 7-10 minutes on high pressure. You can also reheat this tender roast in a slow cooker using the low setting for four hours.

Just before reheating, make sure to add extra wine sauce to the beef roast to keep it moist and flavorful. Additionally, you can pair this dish with freshly roasted vegetables or steamed rice for a gratifying meal. Enjoy!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The ideal comfort food for a chilly winter evening
The ideal comfort food for a chilly winter evening

To ensure that this wine tender roast recipe comes out perfectly, there are a few tips and tricks you can implement. They include the cut of beef roast, seasoning, searing the meat, and how to cook in the right type of utensil. Following these tips will give you a mouthwatering red wine pot roast- one you’ll want to make again and again.

Firstly, choose the right cut of beef for the wine-braised chuck roast. For this recipe, I recommend using chuck roast since it has an ideal marbling of fat that keeps the meat juicy and tender when cooked for a longer time period. If budget permits, beef fillet or tenderloin roast would also work because they are known for being very tender cuts.

Secondly, do not be afraid to season your meat generously with salt and black pepper. Garlic cloves or rosemary could be used if preferred for seasoning. Make sure to massage the spices into the meat before searing it.

Thirdly and most crucially, heat your dutch oven over medium-high heat with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil. Sear each side of the beef until browned, about 3 minutes per side.

Lastly, use a Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pan with a close-fitting lid to braise beef roast in red wine. These pots are designed to conduct and retain heat evenly which is just what your roasted beef needs.

By following these easy-to-follow steps along with our red wine braised chuck roast recipe instructions shown below to make your tender flavorful roasted beef come out perfect every time.


Now, on to the FAQ section. Here, I’ll be answering some common questions regarding this wine tender roast recipe. Whether you’re an experienced chef or just starting out in the kitchen, you might have a few queries about ingredients, cooking times, and other aspects of the preparation process. So grab a glass of red wine and let’s get started!

What is the best wine to cook a roast in?

When it comes to pairing wine with beef roast, it’s essential to choose heavier and drier options. This is where Merlot and Pinot Noir come in, as their deep color and robust tannin content complement the dish perfectly. It’s important to go for fresher wine instead of aged ones to preserve the fruity flavor of the wine.

What do you soak a roast in to make it tender?

Combine olive oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar in a bowl. Stir in granulated garlic, smoked paprika, black pepper, dried onion flakes, basil, dry mustard, salt and red pepper flakes. Mix the ingredients thoroughly and transfer the sauce into an airtight container for storing until needed.

What makes the best tender roast?

One of the most tender pieces of beef roast is the Chateaubriand. It is extracted from the cow’s loin region, located behind the ribs and before the sirloin.

What is the most tender juicy roast?

Discover the juicy and tender cut of beef that is renowned for its lean quality and fine texture – the Tenderloin Roast. This roast is simple to carve and is considered the most delicate meat roast out there. Let’s dive into the details of this beef cut to know more.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this wine tender roast recipe is the perfect dish to impress your dinner guests. It’s easy to make, requiring only a few simple ingredients that are easily found at any grocery store. The result is a tender, flavorful and succulent beef roast that has been beautifully braised in red wine.

One of the great things about this recipe is that there are many ways to adapt it to suit your own tastes or dietary restrictions. You can substitute ingredients or add different flavors to the dish, depending on what you like. Additionally, this recipe can be made ahead of time and reheated, which makes it a great option for busy weeknights or when you need to serve a crowd.

However, what’s most appealing about this recipe is how versatile it is when it comes to pairing with wine. Red wine is an essential ingredient in this recipe – but don’t let that stop you from serving more wine with the meal! You can pair it with a bold Cabernet Sauvignon or a fruity Pinot Noir depending on your taste preference.

So why not give this delicious and satisfying tender roast recipe a try? Your guests will thank you for it, and your taste buds will too!

Wine Tender Roast

Wine Tender Roast Recipe

Fix it and Forget it Lightly – Slow Cooker recipes Serves 10
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Fusion
Calories 217.7 kcal


  • 3 lbs beef roast
  • 3 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped apples
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup red wine
  • salt and pepper


  • Put roast in slow cooker. Layer onions, apples and garlic on top of roast.
  • Pour wine over roast without disturbing toppings.
  • Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 227gCalories: 217.7kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 30.1gFat: 5.7gSaturated Fat: 2.3gCholesterol: 89.8mgSodium: 102.5mgFiber: 1.3gSugar: 4.1g
Keyword Easy, Healthy, Meat
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