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Melt-in-Your-Mouth Beef Cacciatore

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Beef Cacciatore

Rated as 4.88 out of 5 Stars
Recipe By:yankeesfan
"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."


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (2 1/2 pound) boneless beef chuck roast
  • 3 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 onions, cut into wedges and sliced
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup quartered fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup dry red wine (such as Cabernet or Merlot)
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Cook on Low for 6 hours.