Who doesn’t love a good crockpot meal? It’s an easy way to pull off a fantastic meal. This crockpot Italian beef recipe is no different. Kelly shares her take on her sister-in-laws delectable Italian beef crockpot recipe with the rest of us. Slow cooked, this Italian beef is tender, juicy, and packed with flavor. It can be served with or without a bun. This meal is perfect to duplicate when having guests over, and it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
“On Christmas Eve my sister-in-law, Maureen, made this delicious Italian beef recipe in the slow cooker, and what a great meal for a group. She started it the day before and it sat on low while we were all at Mass, and then we came back to the awesome aroma and it was time to eat! I made just a few modifications to her recipe — I didn’t like the ingredients in the ‘zesty Italian’ packet it called for (MSG and other strange chemical preservatives), and because I’m picky like that…
- About 3.5# beef roast or round steak – best with a bone for the nutrient-dense broth it makes as it cooks!
- 3 cups of water OR if your beef doesn’t have a bone, add in your own homemade broth (we’ve always got some in the freezer), or store-bought broth (preferably organic) with a little extra gelatin from grassfed animals for more nutrients
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 2 onions, chopped (or dried minced onion)
- 6 cloves garlic, chopped (or dried minced garlic)
- 2 T. natural sugar“