The reward of this mostly hands-off cooking meal is pretty great. Boneless Chuck is simply seasoned and then slowly braised in its own juices in the oven. Mushrooms, the perfect complement to beef, is cooked alongside. The mushrooms are flavored with thyme and given a splash of sherry when done cooking. This is easy enough to make any time and special enough for entertaining.
Hands-Off Chuck and Mushroom Dinner:
2 1/2 - 3 pounds boneless Chuck Ribs
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon Herbs de Provence
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
24 ounces cremini mushrooms, stems removed and cleaned
3 shallots, halved and sliced
1 tablespoon +2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
4 sprigs of thyme
2 tablespoons sherry
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
Time-Saving Tips: The meat can be seasoned earlier in the day and kept refrigerated. The mushrooms can also be prepped earlier in the day.
Let's see what we need.
We're ready to cook.
Preheat the oven to 300-degrees. In a small bowl combine the 1 teaspoon salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dry mustard, and Herbs de Provence.
Cut each rib in half. Place the meat in a 2- gallon baggie. Add the spice mixture. Seal the baggie and shake it around to evenly coat the meat.
Transfer the meat to a glass baking dish. Cover and tightly seal with foil. Pop in the oven. It will take about 2 1/2 hours for the meat to become fork tender.
After about an hour and fifteen minutes remove the meat from the oven. Turn all of the pieces over and reseal with the foil. Return to the oven.
While the meat is in the oven, combine the mushroom caps, shallots, 4 sprigs of thyme, olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in another glass baking dish. Toss to combine. Cover and tightly seal with foil. When the meat has about 30 minutes left place the mushrooms in the oven alongside the ribs.
Once the meat is ready let it rest for 10 minutes and then transfer it to a serving platter. The mushrooms will be done in about 35-40 minutes. Add the sherry and parsley to the mushrooms and toss. Spoon the mushroom mixture on top of the meat.
It's ready! Look how delicious it looks. My husband just loves this meal. I serve it with a green veggie but you can add some potatoes, too. Give it a try and I know you and your family will love it.