Italian Slow Braised Beef Recipe

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Italian Slow Braised Beef

Lynnda Cloutier


Let the slow cooker do the work, while you enjoy your day. A combo of spices and wine make this a delicious meal. Source: unknown

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12 Hr


8 Hr


Slow Cooker Crock Pot


1 1/4 cups red wine
1/4 cup olive oil
1 celery stalk, chopped
2 shallots, sliced
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 bay leaf
10 fresh basil leaves, plus extra to garnish
3 fresh parsley sprigs
pinch grated nutmeg
pinch ground cinnamon
2 cloves
3 1/4 lbs. bottom round roast or rump roast
1 to 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 oz. bacon or pancetta, chopped
1 can diced tomatoes, 14.5 oz
2 tbsp. tomato paste

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix wine, half of the oil, celery, shallots, garlic, herbs and spices in large nonmetallic bowl. Add beef, cover and let marinate. Turn occasionally. Marinate for 12 hours.
Drain beef, reserving marinade. Pat dry with paper towels. Make small incisions all over beef, using sharp knife. Insert slice of garlic and a piece of bacon in each “pocket”. Heat remaining oil in large skillet. Add meat and cook over medium heat, turning frequently, til evenly browned. Transfer to slow cooker.
Strain reserved marinade into skillet and bring to a boil. Stir in tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir well, then pour mixture over beef. Cover land cook on low til beef is cooked to your liking. If possible, turn beef over halfway through cooking time.
Remove beef from slow cooker and place on cutting board. Cover with foil and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes til firm. Cut into slices and transfer to serving plate. Spoon over sauce. Garnish with basil leaves, and served at once. Serves 6
Source: Slow Cooker Favorites

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian