My chuck roast is tender on bottom and tough on top. Why is this happening and how do I fix it?

I’ve cooked it in a kitchenaid slow cooker for roughly six hours on medium.

Colton Harris


pancho36 January 9, 2018
I always cook the 'fatter' side on top. Plus I 'baste' it a few times during cooking.
BerryBaby January 9, 2018
I’ve never had that happen and I don’t use any liquid. I do smear horseradish on the top, which not only adds incredible flavor, acts as a barrier to hold in moisture.
I hate horseradish ‘as is’ but on the roast gives an amazing flavor!
Also I add carrots and onions and place them under the roast, cover and do not open the lid until it’s done.
creamtea January 8, 2018
Can you flip it over and cook a little longer to even it out?
Colton H. January 8, 2018
That’s exactly what I tried last time but it dries it out. I’ve turned up the temperature to try and Tenderize the bottom faster. The only thing I can think of is maybe I’m not putting enough liquid so that it’s cooking through the top? I want this to stop happening.
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