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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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 hrs 10 mins
total:
10 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 4 pound roast
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Rinse and pat dry the roast. Coat the roast evenly with the flour; season with salt and pepper.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

277 calories; protein 18.5g; carbohydrates 5.2g; fat 19.8g; cholesterol 68.9mg; sodium 43.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2010
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 up the left overs and it was delish! Thanks! Read More
(10)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/27/2009
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 time I'm thinking I'll add big onion slices with the green pepper...it was so tender but just felt it needed something to tip the scales so to speak. It was super easy and like I said...very tender. Read More
(16)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
10/27/2009
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 time I'm thinking I'll add big onion slices with the green pepper...it was so tender but just felt it needed something to tip the scales so to speak. It was super easy and like I said...very tender. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2010
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 up the left overs and it was delish! Thanks! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2009
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 at all. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2009
This recipe was very good. I added extra green peppers. The meat was very tender. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2013
I think this is a keeper a nice flavor and meat that just pulls apart and is juicy. So easy to prepare and cook. Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
02/14/2015
It is a little bland. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2017
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 reheated the next day. Read More