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Italian Pot Roast Recipe
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Italian Pot Roast Recipe

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“I make this regularly, as it's a favorite of my husband's. I'm always asked for the recipe.” You'll love how this tender pot roast seems to melt-in-your-mouth. Debbie Daly - Buckingham, IL
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup Burgundy wine or beef broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked beef with 3/4 cup gravy equals 345 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 111 mg cholesterol, 641 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 34 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut roast in half. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the tomatoes, onion, wine, salt, basil, oregano, garlic and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove meat to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with meat. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Italian Pot Roast in Simple & Delicious May/June 2009, p16

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked beef with 3/4 cup gravy equals 345 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 111 mg cholesterol, 641 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 34 g protein.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed May. 8, 2012

It was ok

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Reviewed May. 1, 2012

Not as expected. Disapointing bland flavor.

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Reviewed Apr. 22, 2012

This was great!! A keeper in our family!

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Reviewed Mar. 27, 2012

very good flavor....too many tomatoes, maybe just use a 15 oz. can....good subtle flavor from oregano and basil...i minced 4 garlic cloves and used 1 beef bouillion cube for the broth...reduced the salt to 1 tsp....served with mashed potatoes...very tasty.

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Reviewed Mar. 27, 2012

This was done for me after 3.5 hours (my cooker runs hot, even on "low"). Very good. The gravy was really good on the meat and my mashed potatoes! Next time, I'll add quartered mushrooms to the tomato mixture or gravy b/c we're big on 'shrooms. But sure, I'd make this again...and I don't even like pot roast! I couldn't find the wine, so I used beef broth, and that was no problem. While this was cooking, the house smelled yummy.

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