Grandmas Italian Pot Roast

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is a roast my grandma used to make every Sunday. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dry the roast on both sides and sprinkle with salt and fresh ground pepper.
  2. Heat oil in 5 qt dutch over (the kind that you can use on top of the stove-cast iron or la crueset is best).
  3. Brown chuck on both sides.
  4. With a sharp knife, slit tiny pockets on the top of the roast and stuff with parmesan cheese chunks.
  5. Pour the tomatoes and onions over the top of the roast.
  6. Add garlic, cover the pan and simmer over low heat for about 2 hours, or until fork tender (alternately you can place it in a crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours).
  7. Serve with mashed potatoes or pasta.


Most Helpful

Elainia, I prepared this for a family dinner and it was loved by all. Especially rewarding were the rave reviews from the grandkids. In order to have everything done before their arrival, I prepared a mashed potato casserole to go along with it. Early in day, I prepared garlic mashed potatoes, as normal, then stirred in parmesan cheese and thinly sliced green onion (any herb can be used...chives, basil, etc.) I scooped it into a buttered casserole, topped with more cheese (I used provolone, because thats what I had). Then baked it along side the roast for the last 30 or 40min, or until hot.

sharonvirginiawilliams June 07, 2009

This is a very tasty way to make pot roast. I loved the flavor of it, they all meld together well. The gravy was great over mashed potatoes. It did take me 2 & 1/2 hours to cook until fork tender but I could have been using a bigger roast than you do. I will be making this again. Thank you for posting. Review for PAC Fall 2007.

Shari2 September 16, 2007

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