chuck roast, cut in 2" thick pieces
Rub surface of roast with salt and pepper.
Place the roast on a rack in a shallow open pan.
Insert roast meat thermometer into the center of the thickest portion.
Roast in 325 oven about 2 - 2 1/2 hours or until the meat thermometer reaches 160 for a medium done roast.
Remove roast to warm platter.
Serve with hot seasoned juices from pan.
AU JUS: Add a small amount hot water and stir the brown bits from pan and rack into the drippings.
Add dissolved bouillon to bring drippings to 2 cups.
Pour into roasting pan. Blend in herbs and mushrooms.