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:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 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

4 ounces cooked beef (calculated without p: 218 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 415mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein


  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

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Mar. 29, 2016

"Loved loved loved it! You had me at spaghetti sauce. I served it with red wine. Soooo good! Will make again."

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."

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."

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."

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2013

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

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