Best Ever Slow Cooker Italian Beef Roast Recipe -
Best Ever Slow Cooker Italian Beef Roast Recipe
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Best Ever Slow Cooker Italian Beef Roast

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"Best tender and juicy pot roast you've ever eaten! Also great sliced up and served on hearty rolls."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 10 mins


  1. Place beef chuck roast into a slow cooker and scatter onion quarters around the meat. Pour the beef broth over the meat and sprinkle the au jus mix, Italian salad dressing mix, salt, and black pepper over the roast.
  2. Cover cooker, set on Low, and cook until meat is very tender, 6 to 8 hours.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 20, 2012

I make this all the time. Any cut of beef will work. Also, I just use the Aujus Garvy and Italian Dressing mix, then add water instead of boullion. It is salty enough with just the mixes. The juice is perfect for a French Dip sandwich. This is my go to on busy days. I dont even thaw the meat sometimes, I just throw it in the crock pot frozen...YUMMY...!!!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 07, 2012

If the recipe calls for a chuck roast, then show that in the photo. The cut of beef shown is clearly no chuck roast i have ever used.

Sep 15, 2012

I also add garlic and Kitchen Bouquet with a mixture of Wondra flour and water for gravy. Superb!

Sep 16, 2012

Well, tried to make as written as I am one of the first reviewers...turned out I didn't have an onion (thought I did, so didn't buy one), So I used some onion powder. It smelled great, and tasted pretty good. I think it's worth a try, but I won't make it again, and I don't think the onion thing made that big of a difference.

Nov 26, 2012

Wonderful recipe. I added one 10 oz can of low sodium stewed tomatoes and 1/4 cup of banana peppers. Cooked on low for 8 hours.

Nov 13, 2012

I rarely use processed/packaged food but I needed something that I could throw into the slow cooker with little preparation so I decided to try this one. I made the recipe exactly as stated and could not be happier. This was absolutely delicious. I can't wait until tonight to use the leftovers for french dip sandwiches. Thanks so much for posting this recipe. We love it and will use it a lot.

Dec 06, 2012

I have made this recipe for a few years now. I do not add broth just water (about 4 cups) because there is enough flavor from the au jus packet. I also throw in mushrooms for more deliciousness. Makes a great sandwich on toasted hoagie too.

Dec 06, 2012

I have been using this receipt for years. Add potatoes and carrots if you like. Also cook it a little longer and pull it apart with a fork and add bar-b-que sauce. Great for parties.


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  • Calories
  • 285 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 18.8 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 20.7 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 1109 mg
  • 44%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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