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Saucy Italian Roast Recipe
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Saucy Italian Roast Recipe

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"This tender roast is one of my favorite fix-and-forget meals," says Jan Roat of Red Lodge, Montana. "I thicken the juices with a little flour and add ketchup, then serve the sauce and beef slices over pasta."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 beef rump roast or bottom round roast (3 to 3-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup red wine or beef broth
  • Hot cooked pasta

Nutritional Facts

1/3 pound (calculated without pasta) equals 218 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 415 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Directions

  1. Combine the salt, garlic powder and pepper; rub over roast. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with mushrooms and onion. Combine the spaghetti sauce and wine; pour over meat and vegetables.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender. Slice roast; serve with pasta and pan juices. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Saucy Italian Roast in Quick Cooking May/June 1999, p21

Nutritional Facts

1/3 pound (calculated without pasta) equals 218 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 415 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"This is a delicious meal to cook in the slow cooker. The roast was delicious. We will definitely have this again. So easy and so good. I highly recommend this as a Volunteer Field Editor."

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Reviewed Nov. 15, 2013

"I thought this was tasty, but my husband was not so enthusiastic. Maybe it was the type of spaghetti sauce I used."

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Reviewed Sep. 19, 2013

"This was surprisingly good! I used a chuck roast and shredded it, the red wine added a very nice flavor. Sauce was a little thin."

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Reviewed Jan. 27, 2013

"Delicious and so easy. This will become a regular at our house."

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Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

"Easy meal. Combine the ingredients the night before and then just put it in the slow cooker on my way out the door. Come home to raves at dinner time."

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