Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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Slow Cooker Pot Roast – beef joint cooked in a rich tomato sauce until melt-in-the mouth tender and flavorful. This Italian pot roast is delicious served over noodles or mashed potatoes for a hearty meal the whole family will enjoy.

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Pot roast beef served over noodles in a platter

Sunday = Pot Roast Day, are we all agreed on that? This insanely delicious slow cooker pot roast is the perfect meal for gathering the family around the table.

My mum used to make this when I was little and I am so glad to finally share her recipe!

And it is NOT your usual pot roast either… We will be using our slow cooker to braise a whole beef joint in a rich tomato and wine sauce until it becomes incredibly tender.

ITALIAN POT ROAST

My mother would beg to differ and say this is a Greek Pot Roast, but in truth the two are practically identical. Here’s what you will need:

  • Beef Joint: you can use the more purse-friendly cuts for this pot roast as they require long cooking to make them tender. Chuck roast, rump roast or brisket would work well.
  • Shallots, celery and carrots make up the base for the sauce.
  • Garlic, bay leaves, beef stock cube, sugar and cinnamon for flavour.
  • Plum tomatoes or grated fresh tomatoes (when in season)
  • Red wine is used for our braising liquid…. fear not there will be plenty left in the bottle to enjoy with your meal!
overhead view of beef pot roast in a ceramic bowl

HOW TO MAKE SLOW COOKER POT ROAST

Full measurements and instructions can be found on the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page. Please take a look at the steps and video before attempting this recipe!

Season the beef joint liberally with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a skillet and sear the beef on all sides until nicely browned. Set aside.

Searing beef joint in a skillet

Add a knob of butter to the pan and sweat the shallots over low heat – covering the pan will help caramelize the shallots.

cooking shallots in a pan

Season with a pinch of sugar and cinnamon and stir in the plum tomatoes, breaking them up with the back of a wooden spoon.

breaking up plum tomatoes with wooden spoon in skillet

Pour the wine into the pan and bring to a rolling simmer. Transfer the contents of the pan to your slow cooker.

tomato sauce with red wine simmering in a pan

Add the sliced carrots, celery sticks, unpeeled garlic cloves, and crumbled beef stock cube. Stir to combine.

Ingredients for Italian Pot Roast in a slow cooker

Top with the beef joint and add a little water. Cover and cook on the low setting for 8-10 hours or overnight. You want to cook until the beef is fully tender and easily pierced with a knife.

Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast

Transfer the beef to a cutting board and allow to cool slightly. Discard the bay leaves, garlic and celery sticks and bring the sauce to a rolling simmer. Stir in a little cornflour slurry (or xanthan gum) if it needs thickening.

Slicing pot roast beef

Slice the beef and add back into the sauce to warm through. Serve over noodles, mashed potatoes or polenta.

Italian pot roast served over noodles in a platter

RECIPE NOTES

  • Searing the beef will add a lot of flavour to your pot roast but if you are short on time you can skip this step and simply add all the ingredients to the slow cooker.
  • This pot roast tastes even better the next day so it’s worth cooking a large joint so you can have leftovers!
  • If you don’t like cooking with wine you can substitute with beef broth.
  • You can double the amount of tomatoes if you want more sauce.
Close up on beef pot roast with tomatoes and carrots

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Italian pot roast served over noodles in a platter

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Pot Roast – beef joint cooked in a rich tomato sauce until melt-in-the mouth tender and flavorful. This Italian pot roast is delicious served over noodles or mashed potatoes for a hearty meal the whole family will enjoy.

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Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Greek, Italian

Keyword: Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours 30 minutes

Total Time: 8 hours 40 minutes

Servings: 6

Calories: 673kcal

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Nutritional Info

Calories: 673kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 211mg | Sodium: 535mg | Potassium: 1435mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 7014IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 8mg



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