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Grandma Maul's Italian Beef

Rated as 4.12 out of 5 Stars
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"Seasoned with garlic, anise, and sesame seeds, chuck roast is slowly simmered in a crock pot for a delicious Italian Beef."
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Ingredients

10 h 20 m servings 277
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 - 4 pound roast)

Directions

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  1. Rinse and pat dry the roast. Coat the roast evenly with the flour; season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic to the hot oil; sear the beef in the oil until all sides are slightly browned. Transfer the roast to a slow cooker. Pour the water over the roast.
  3. Cook on Low for 5 hours. Add the anise seed and sesame seed to the slow cooker and cook another 4 hours. Add the green bell pepper and continue cooking until the meat is tender and easily pulled apart, about 1 hour more.

Footnotes

  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 277 calories; 19.8 5.2 18.5 69 44 Full nutrition

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  1. 8 Ratings

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This is a good italian beef recipe, the meat was very tender! I froze part of it and ate it later and it was still good. I even mixed it with some egg noodles to make beef and noodles to use u...

Most helpful critical review

Made this last night; would say more like 3 and 1/2 stars but that's not an option. My husband really liked it but I thought it was a little bland. I used chicken broth instead of water and next...

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Made this last night; would say more like 3 and 1/2 stars but that's not an option. My husband really liked it but I thought it was a little bland. I used chicken broth instead of water and next...

This is a good italian beef recipe, the meat was very tender! I froze part of it and ate it later and it was still good. I even mixed it with some egg noodles to make beef and noodles to use u...

Made this recipe with vension. Also added more green pepper and a can of beef broth. Served on a firmer bun with cheese. Even better the next day. Husband loved it. Could not tell it was vension...

I think this is a keeper, a nice flavor and meat that just pulls apart and is juicy. So easy to prepare and cook.

This recipe was very good. I added extra green peppers. The meat was very tender.

I followed the recipe except that I did not have any anise or sesame seeds. So I added some Penzey's brand Italian seasoning and that gave it a really nice flavor. The beef was even better reh...

It is a little bland.