This Italian Red Wine Roast Beef slowly cooks in the crock-pot creating an unforgettable dinner with almost no effort at all. This smells so fantastic as it cooks, I could hardly wait to taste the roast the first time I made it and let me tell you, it did not disappoint. Seasoned with just a light blend of Italian spices and then cooked in red wine, this roast is happily eaten by every member of the family.
- Place half the sliced onions into the bottom of a slow cooker. Season the roast on all sides with 1 teaspoon of kosher salt and 1 teaspoon of black pepper, and lay the roast on top of the onions. Place the remaining onions and garlic on top of the roast.
- In a large bowl, mix the red wine, diced tomatoes, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, oregano, basil, thyme, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1 teaspoon black pepper; pour the wine mixture over the roast. Cover the slow cooker, set the cooker to Low, and cook until tender, 8 to 10 hours.
- If desired, thicken the sauce at the end of cooking by whisking tomato paste with pan juices until thoroughly combined. Set the cooker on High heat, and cook an additional 10 minutes
- Use a full-bodied red wine (Shiraz, Beaujolais, Syrah, etc.) Using non-alcoholic wine is perfectly fine, but I suggest pouring 2 tablespoons of cider or balsamic vinegar into measuring cup, then adding wine to make 2 cups. Non-alcoholic wine tends to be on the sweet side; the vinegar helps to balance the flavor.
- Easy Cleanup
- Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.