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!
- 1 large chuck roast, with lots of marbling
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 sweet onions, chopped
- 1 (20 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons chopped garlic (about 2 cloves, to taste)
- 1⁄4 lb parmesan cheese, cut into cubes
- Dry the roast on both sides and sprinkle with salt and fresh ground pepper.
- 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).
- Brown chuck on both sides.
- With a sharp knife, slit tiny pockets on the top of the roast and stuff with parmesan cheese chunks.
- Pour the tomatoes and onions over the top of the roast.
- 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).
- Serve with mashed potatoes or pasta.
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.
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.