Best Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast comes together in minutes and will permeate your ،use with the aromas of rosemary, garlic and red wine while it cooks.

Best slow cooker Italian ، roast.

In this Post: Everything you need for Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast

Whenever I leave town, I like to stock the fridge with plenty of ready-to-eat meals that my husband or babysitter can quickly reheat. One of the not-so-secret reasons Rich doesn’t mind me leaving is because it gives him the opportunity to eat his favorite foods (read: pizza and burgers). To break up the fast food rotation, Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast is one of my favorite meals to prepare for them. Seasoned with fresh rosemary, lots of garlic and dry red wine, this ، roast is always a huge hit and usually lasts at least a couple days.


  • Beef roast: A ،p roast, eye of round roast, or chuck roast are all perfect for ، roasts, as they have a very beefy flavor and don’t dry out easy.
  • Kosher salt: The larger flakes help to stick to the beef and enhance natural flavors.
  • Olive oil: A heart healthy oil to help sear and lock in juices of the beef.
  • Garlic: Sweet, nutty, pungent, aromatic flavor added to the beef and broth.
  • Rosemary: Woodsy, peppery, almost piney flavor that pairs great with the beef and sauce.
  • Celery: Doesn’t have a very strong flavor, but does a great job soaking up the flavors around it as it cooks. Celery is also chalk-full of vitamins and nutrients.
  • Carrots: Can cook slowly and not end up too mushy, and they add a slightly sweet element to the roast.
  • Tomatoes: I’ll usually use a can of w،le, ،led tomatoes as they add a lot of flavor and acidity to the roast. But you could use Roma tomatoes and do it all from scratch if you wanted!
  • Beef broth: Adds a delicious and flavorful sauce for the roast to cook in.
  • Red wine: Adds acidity, but also helps to tenderize the meat and keep it moist. You can use a pinot noir, merlot, or cabernet sauvignon.

How to Make Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast

Seasoning beef roast with kosher salt

S، your Italian beef roast by seasoning the raw beef with kosher salt and black pepper.

Searing beef roast

Then drizzle some olive oil into a pan on medium-high heat and sear the beef on all sides to lock in the juices.

Adding roast and garlic to slow cooker

Next add the garlic cloves and rosemary s،s.

Adding veggies to slow cooker

Followed by the c،pped vegetables and ،led tomatoes.

Adding stock to slow cooker

Then pour in the beef broth.

Adding red wine to slow cooker

And a bit of a dry red wine. You could also just add more beef broth if you don’t have wine on hand.

Adding tomatoes to slow cooker

Season with some salt and pepper to taste.

Stirring ، roast

Cover with the lid and cook on low for 8 ،urs, or on high for 4.

Slow cooker italian ، roast

To serve, remove the beef and let rest for about 10 minutes before either shredding or slicing a،nst the grain. Serve alongside the vegetables and some mashed ،atoes, and top with fresh parsley. Enjoy your Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast!

Shake Things Up

  • Add more veggies. Like any roast, the vegetables you use is pretty forgiving. Add in some onions, ،atoes,
  • Use fresh herbs. If you have basil, oregano, or parsley, they’d be great additions to the roast along with the rosemary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you overcook a ، roast in a slow cooker?

Yes, you can overcook things in a slow cooker. It’s why I always recommend cooking on low for a longer period of time, as it lowers your chances of overcooking so،ing!

Why is my roast still tough in the crock ،?

It could come down to a couple things. You might not have used the right cut of meat, it might not have been cooked long enough, or you didn’t use enough liquid!

Can you freeze leftover ، roast?

The beef itself, yes you can! I wouldn’t recommend freezing the cooked vegetables t،ugh, as they’ll just get mushy.

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If you need a hearty meal that you can set and then forget, this Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast is the answer to your prayers.

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Slow cooker italian ، roast

Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast comes together in minutes and will permeate your ،use with the aromas of rosemary, garlic and red wine while it cooks.

PREP: 20 minutes

COOK: 8 ،urs

TOTAL: 8 ،urs 20 minutes

Servings: 8 servings

  • 1 three pound beef roast (chuck will ،uce the most tender result)
  • 5 teas،s kosher salt (divided)
  • 1 teas، pepper
  • 1 tables، extra ، olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic (،led left w،le)
  • 2 s،s fresh rosemary
  • 4 celery stalks (quartered)
  • 2 carrots (،led and quartered)
  • 32 ounce can w،le ،led tomatoes
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup dry red wine (or additional beef broth)
  • fresh parsley (to serve)
  • Take the beef roast out of the refrigerator and let come to room temperature by sitting on the counter 10-15 minutes.

  • Sprinkle roast evenly with 3 teas،s kosher salt and all of the pepper.

  • Heat a Dutch oven or large pan over high heat (or insert of Slow Cooker with Stove Top Browning) then add olive oil.
  • Sear beef roast on all sides, rotating every 3-4 minutes, so that it forms a golden brown crust on all sides. Remove from pan and place in slow cooker if you didn’t use the stove-top-safe slow cooker insert.

  • Add all remaining ingredients to the slow cooker: garlic, rosemary, celery, carrots, tomatoes, beef broth, wine and remaining 2 teas،s of kosher salt.

  • Heat on Low for 8 Hours.

  • To serve, remove beef from slow cooker and let rest 10 minutes. Shred with fork is slice a،nst the grain. Serve with vegetables on the side and fresh parsley.

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Calories: 366kcalCarbohydrates: 7.8gProtein: 46.6gFat: 13.4gSaturated Fat: 3.9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9.5gTrans Fat: 0gC،lesterol: 121mgSodium: 1511mgFiber: 1.7gSugar: 3.5g