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Saucy Italian Roast

This tender roast is one of my favorite set-and-forget meals. I thicken the juices with a little flour and add ketchup, then serve the sauce and beef slices over pasta. —Jan Roat, Red Lodge, Montana
  • 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


  • 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.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender. Slice roast; serve with pasta and pan juices.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounces cooked beef (calculated without pasta): 218 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 415mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.

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  • menkens
    May 28, 2018

    I have started dredging all my roasts in a bit of flour & seasoning and then browning in olive oil -- definitely helps in keep the meat moist! I'm waiting to see how this all pans out -- a different way to cook a pot-roast! Using fresh mushrooms -- had some which needed to be used; and store brand spaghetti sauce with mushrooms; and minced garlic!

  • tennis-twin
    Dec 11, 2017

    Loved this roast!! So easy! Put it over spaghetti squash for family members watching their carbs and egg noodles for those who aren't. Everyone loved it!!

  • Raynebow68
    Jul 29, 2017

    Easy, with simple ingredients, and leftovers (if there are any) are great, too!

  • lshaw
    Jan 16, 2017

    I've made this 3 times. It's a meal guys really tuck into--girls too, by the way! Not the same old roast with carrots and potatoes--something a bit unexpected.

  • lolohiser
    Jul 2, 2016

    I tried it today. Pretty good but still can't figure out why the beef is dry. Any ideas?

  • Queenlalisa
    Mar 29, 2016

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

  • MarineMom_texas
    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.

  • lisa53202
    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.

  • sallyjojo
    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.

  • scsvatek
    Jan 27, 2013

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