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Saucy Italian Roast Recipe

Saucy Italian Roast Recipe

"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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

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

Reviews for Saucy Italian Roast

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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."

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."

Reviewed Sep. 18, 2011

"This was ok. I'm not a big roast person, but the rest of the family loved it."

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2009

"This is very yummy! A very good variation for a roast. Definitely a keeper! Thank you for sharing!"

Reviewed Mar. 23, 2009

"This is great! My picky eater ate 3 helping of it!"

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2008

"This is a delicious receipe. I keep it marked in my book"

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2007

"This is a great tasting roast even tender as left-overs. I will make again soon becacause You can let it cook 2 hours longer will you work a full day."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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