8.15.2012

Italian Pot Roast

Last week, I made an Italian pot roast and honestly it was the best decision I had made in a long time. The day turned out to be incredibly hot, the house was roasting inside when I came home and guess what because of the slow cooker, I didn't have to turn on a single burner for dinner. I didn't have to heat up the already hot house and dinner was pretty much all prepared for us by the time I got home. That is why I love my slow cooker, I consider it a working wife's best friend. Maybe it seems heavy though, Italian pot roast in the summer but for dinners, I am more about convenience and saving time.

This recipe turned out really good, I thought I would share with you all. I am always searching for great slow cooker recipes, I have mastered the art of slow cooker pulled pork or chicken but I needed another great slow cooker recipe. This meal would be great in the winter too, that stick to your ribs type of meal to help you beat the cold of the winter.

This recipe has very little prep, minimal ingredients and it produces great results for dinner. Enjoy!
First, gather together your ingredients. 3lbs beef chuck roast, 1 can (14 oz.) diced tomatoes, 1 can (12 oz.) tomato paste, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon oregano, 1 teaspoon basil, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 6 oz. can tomato paste, salt and pepper to taste.

In your slow cooker, add the beef that has been seasoned with salt and pepper.

 Add the 1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 can of tomato paste,  red wine vinegar, oregano, basil and garlic powder. 

Turn on or plug your slow cooker on high for 1 hour. After an hour, turn down the temperature to low and cook the chuck roast for 8 hours. After the cooking time has finished, pull out the beef from the slow cooker and shred it. 

Before you add the beef back into the slow cooker, add the 6 oz. can of tomato paste to the liquid into the slow cooker and stir it into the liquid. After about 2 minutes, you will have a heavier-sauce, gravy like for your beef. Now add the shredded beef back into the slow cooker, then serve over polenta, noodles, rice or whatever you prefer. 

Then serve, eat and enjoy!

24 comments:

  1. This looks so good! I bet it's amazing with polenta.

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  2. I have that exact same Crock Pot! It was my dad's first one he ever had and when I moved out on my own he gave it to me. :) I'm pinning this recipe to use very soon since it's getting cooler around here! Thanks!

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  3. That sounds so good. I love cock pots. Most of the time they make the best meals. I say most because I once tried to make crackpot lasagna and the noodles literally dissolved and the meat wasn't cooked even after 8 hours. My husband still cringes when I say crockpot. Haha. Cooking adventures are great.

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  4. I've never heard of this version of Pot Roast but I've got to try this asap! I'm pinning this one Meg :-)

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  5. Yummy! This sounds amazing. I'm always looking for an update on out crockpot recipes.

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  6. this looks awesome! i love slow cooker meals, might have to try this one :)

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  7. I love cooking with my crock pot. I bet your roast was moist and delicious.

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  8. Slow cookers are seriously amazing! This looks fantastic and I need to use mine more!

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  9. YUM!!! You are going to think I'm crazy - but we got a slow cooker for our wedding (3 years ago!) and I just used it for the second time over the weekend and I LOVE it!! So now I am collecting slow cooker recipes!!

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  10. I totally agree! Probably the best wedding gift we received! This sounds delish!
    Cheers,
    Sara
    www.SocialSara.net

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  11. YUM! My husband hates pot roast, but it's one of my favorites! SO GOOD!

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  12. This looks so yummy!! Yesterday we used our crock pot to make chili. Yes it is summertime, but it was the perfect dinner! :)

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  13. YUMYUMYUM! This is total proof I really need to invest in a slow cooker already.

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  14. That looks delish. I'm all about using the crock pot. Best invention ever!! I know what you mean about J.Crew....way too expensive but so freaking cute!
    www.winetastegirl.com

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  15. Yum! Love the slow cookers...because like you said, when it's hot, you don't have to over-heat the house! :)

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  16. Oh that looks delicious, and like something my other half would eat. I will have to remember this. Thank you for sharing!

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  17. Easy & looks man-pleasin!! I need to try this asap. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Holy moley, this looks so good! And in a crockpot, which is even better!!

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  19. yummmm!! I'll totally try this!

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  20. oohhh...that looks easy enough! saving this one!

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  21. mmm this looks great! I love a crock pot meal!

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  22. you are making me oh so hungry! this looks amazing! it reminds me that i haven't used my crock pot in forever!

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  23. amazing recipe! I definitely need to give it a try. xo

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