Nicole Monturo’s Pot Roast Recipe

nicole monturo roastIdeal for cooking in a crock pot.


  • Chuck Roast
  • 4 Potatoes
  • 4 Onions
  • 6-8 Carrots
  • Half a head of lettuce
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Season the roast with salt and pepper and then flour it.
  2. Add oil to the bottom of a frying pan and heat to medium heat.
  3. Brown both sides of roast in the frying pan.
  4. While roast is browning, prepare the vegetables.
    1. Peel and halve potatoes lengthwise
    2. Peel and halve onions
    3. Scrape carrots
    4. Cut the half head of cabbage in half
  5. Add vegetables to crock pot: carrots on the bottom, then potatoes, then onions, then the cabbage.
  6. Add water to the crockpot until vegetables are covered.
  7. Once roast is good and browned, remove it from the frying pan and blot it with a paper towel.
    • Serving Suggestion: Save the beef drippings from browning the roast to make a savory gravy to pair with your roast!
  8. Place roast on top of the vegetables and cover.
  9. Set heat to high and GO ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS FOR THE DAY. I usually put it on high in the morning and then turn it down to low around mid to late afternoon once the meat is tender.
  10. By dinner time, your roast will be perfectly cooked and ready to serve!

Have leftover pot roast? Check out my recipe for a second-day meal that’s just as delicious as the first!