Tender roast beef cooked cacciatore-style in your slow cooker with lots of bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms in a hearty red wine tomato sauce. Serve with garlic mashed potatoes and garlic bread.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
6 hrs 5 mins
total:
6 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add roast and garlic; season roast with salt and pepper. Cook roast until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.

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  • Transfer roast and garlic to a slow cooker; add onions, crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, water, green bell pepper, mushrooms, red wine, sugar, fennel seed, Italian seasoning, and thyme.

  • Cook on Low for 6 hours.

Nutrition Facts

349 calories; protein 20g; carbohydrates 18.9g; fat 19.5g; cholesterol 64.6mg; sodium 279.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2015
First just let me say that this dish is delicious. I'm not sure I made it properly. I tried following the directions, but I'm not sure that cacciatore is supposed to fall apart like that. Perhaps six hours is too long? It was more like a pulled pork than a traditional cacciatore. With chicken or rabbit, you generally have distinct pieces of the animal to serve. But it does hold up to its title of being melt in your mouth! I have a tone of leftovers, but it will go quickly because it is that good. I served this with pasta rather than the suggested mashed potatoes, but I can see how it would be good partnered with mash. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2015
First just let me say that this dish is delicious. I'm not sure I made it properly. I tried following the directions, but I'm not sure that cacciatore is supposed to fall apart like that. Perhaps six hours is too long? It was more like a pulled pork than a traditional cacciatore. With chicken or rabbit, you generally have distinct pieces of the animal to serve. But it does hold up to its title of being melt in your mouth! I have a tone of leftovers, but it will go quickly because it is that good. I served this with pasta rather than the suggested mashed potatoes, but I can see how it would be good partnered with mash. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2016
This was delicious! I was pressed for time so I couldn't make it in the slow cooker as I had planned. I cut the roast into bite sized peices and dredged them in flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder. I browned the beef in olive oil, removed it from the pot and sauteed the veggies in the same pot. Once the veggies were tender, I added the wine and cooked it down for a few minutes. Then I added the beef back in along with the remaining ingredients. I added a sprinkle of crushed red pepper and I used beef broth instead of water. I simmered it for two hours. I served it over egg noodles. Great recipe! I will definitely make this again! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2016
I modified the recipe by cooking it for 9 hours on high. Adding another 1/2 cup of wine and more spice. It melted in my mouth after that. I'm serving it three ways. One with egg noodles and have garlic bread on hand to slop up the sauce. Two over rice and three over mashed potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2015
This is great. I wouldn't change anything. Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2016
I leave out anything that generates spicy heat because my system won't take it but other than that followed the recipe. What's the word? Scrumpdilyicious!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2019
So easy and so good! A great change from the usual pot roast. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2019
Delicious Loved this recipe Easy to follow directions and the house smelled so good we couldn t wait to eat. Served over rice with Parmesan Cheese Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2020
Making it again tonight. Love it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2020
Followed recipe exactly as explained. I was impressed with the flavors. I shredded the beef and tried it just as it came out of the slow cooker. I loved it! However, I wanted the sauce to be a little thicker so I did add 6 oz of tomato paste. Also, I love black olives, so just for my own preference I added them. Regardless, it was good prior to my additions. Tried it with mashed potatoes, as suggested, which is great for a no-carb meal. Then, served it to my family using egg noodles, good reviews had by all. This is going in my "special" recipe book. I will be making this again and again! It makes a lot. It would be great as a Sunday meal with family and friends. My family is small (4) so I would half the recipe. It's all good, I'm sharing what I made with others and I froze some for another day. Thank you for sharing:) Read More
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