The Delta Pot Roast


  • 3-4 lbs chuck roast
  • 2 tablespoons Uncle Dibbz's Delta Dust
  • 2 tablespoons Uncle Dibbz's Texas Steak Rub
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning mix
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4-5 whole jalapeños
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. Season the Chuck Roast: Rub the chuck roast evenly with Uncle Dibbz's Delta Dust and Texas Steak Rub.
  3. Brown the Roast: Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sear the roast on all sides until golden-brown, about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove the roast and set it aside.
  4. Sauté the Vegetables: Add the onions to the Dutch oven and cook until translucent. Stir in the garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  5. Create the Roux: Sprinkle the flour over the onions and garlic, stirring to combine. Cook for about 2 minutes, allowing the flour to slightly brown and form a roux. This step is crucial for thickening the gravy.
  6. Deglaze and Add Ranch Seasoning: Pour in the beef broth and Worcestershire sauce, stirring continuously to incorporate the roux and form a smooth gravy. Bring to a simmer, allowing the gravy to thicken slightly. Sprinkle the ranch seasoning mix over the gravy, stirring to distribute evenly.
  7. Prepare for Baking: Return the roast to the Dutch oven. Place the whole jalapeños on top of the roast. Cover the Dutch oven tightly with its lid or aluminum foil.
  8. Bake: Transfer the Dutch oven to the preheated oven and bake for about 2.5 to 3 hours, or until the roast is tender enough to easily shred with a fork.
  9. Serve: Carefully shred the roast and serve it with the gravy, onions, and jalapeños. Garnish with fresh parsley for a touch of color and freshness.
  10. Enjoy: The Delta Pot Roast with Gravy is ready to be savored. Perfect alongside mashed potatoes, rice, or your choice of sides for a complete, hearty meal.

Dibbz Tips

  • For a thicker gravy, you may adjust the amount of flour based on your preference. Keep in mind that the gravy will continue to thicken upon standing.
  • Checking the roast for tenderness starting at the 2.5-hour mark ensures you achieve the perfect texture without overcooking.
  • Whole jalapeños add a mild heat and flavor to the dish, but you can adjust the quantity to suit your taste.

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