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Italian Pot Roast

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This Italian pot roast is a variation on a New England classic. Onions and carrots are traditional, but then I mixed it up a bit by adding a little oregano and crushed tomatoes. It doesn’t make a tomato sauce, but adds a hint of Italian flair to the juices as the meat cooks. What you end up with is a tender piece of meat, vegetables that still maintain some texture, and a flavorful au jus.
  Beef chuck 5 Pound
  Carrot 4 , chop
  Yellow onion 1 , slice
  Garlic cloves 4 Clove (20 gm), chop
  Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon
  Beef stock 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Crushed red chili flakes 1 Pinch
  Crushed tomato can 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt & pepper To Taste


  1. Chop the carrots, slice the onion and chop the garlic.


  1. Place the vegetables into the slow cooker pot.
  2. Season the vegetables with salt, pepper, oregano and crushed red pepper flakes.
  3. Trim any excess fat from the beef chuck roast. Season the roast with salt and pepper. Set on top of the vegetables in the slow cooker.
  4. Pour in the beef stock and crushed tomatoes.
  5. Cover and set to low for 6 hours until meat is tender.
  6. Remove the meat from the slow cooker, cover with foil and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Using a slotted spoon scoop out the vegetables and place them on a platter.
  8. Slice the meat and place on top of the vegetables on the platter
  9. Skim the fat from the liquid left in the slow cooker, and then pour the skimmed au jus into a gravy bowl.


  1. Serve alongside the meat and vegetables.


This dish is wonderful over buttered egg noodles.

For a healthier option, you can avoid carbs all together and serve this roast with roasted spaghetti squash or mashed cauliflower.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
High Protein, Low Carb
Main Dish
Slow Cooked
Beef Chuck
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
360 Minutes
Ready In: 
375 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 727 Calories from Fat 462

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 51 g78.8%

Saturated Fat 20.6 g103.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 187.1 mg62.4%

Sodium 309.6 mg12.9%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.6%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8.1%

Sugars 1.6 g

Protein 56 g111.9%

Vitamin A 107.3% Vitamin C 9.8%

Calcium 8.5% Iron 31.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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