Slow Cooker Italian Beef Dinner is a hearty pot roast dinner with Italian flavorings that has a self-making gravy.
Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a beef recipe. This Slow Cooker Hearty Italian Dinner is such a comfort meal. If you like a good pot roast dinner, then you will LOVE this meal.
It has the usual ingredients of the pot roast dinner, but it also has tomato and Italian flavorings. I use a can of tomato sauce and a packet of spaghetti sauce mix. I love the way the spaghetti sauce mix flavors this meal. It adds great flavor but also thickens the sauce making an Italian tomato gravy.
I had a small enough roast that I could separate the veggies on each side of it. If you have larger roast, it is fine to put the vegetables on top of the beef.
Below is another photo before cooking with the tomato sauce and the spaghetti sauce mix, don’t fret, the mix doesn’t stay white, it will blend into the tomato sauce when the slow cooker starts cooking.
Here is what the meal looks like after cooking. I knew that this recipe would turn out good, but I had no idea it would be a favorite in our house. My husband said I should make it once a week and my daughter loved it so much she added to her list of favorites (with sloppy Joes and salmon).
The meat is fork tender after being cooked for 6 hours on high. If you need more cooking time, 8-9 hours on low will give you the same results.
Here are more beef recipes to try!
- Slow Cooker Swiss Steak
- Slow Cooker Classic Pot Roast
- Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff
- Slow Cooker Smothered Burritos
Slow Cooker Italian Beef Dinner
- Slow Cooker- 6 quart or larger-oval
- 3 lb. beef chuck roast
- 4 cups red potatoes sliced
- 3 cups carrots sliced
- 1 cup white onion diced
- 15 oz tomato sauce
- 1.37 oz packet McCormick thick and zesty spaghetti sauce mix
- Place the beef in the middle of the slow cooker.
- Add the carrots and onions to one side of the beef, and the potatoes to the other side. (see notes)
- Pour over the tomato sauce on top of the beef and vegetables.
- Sprinkle the spaghetti seasoning over everything.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 6 hours WITHOUT opening the lid during the cooking time. (see notes)
- Shred or cut the meat for serving.
- Serve with the sauce from the slow cooker.