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Italian Beef Crock Pot Recipe

Servings: 8 people
Author: Maureen via Kelly the Kitchen Kop


  • About 3.5 pounds beef roast or round steak – best with a bone for the nutrient-dense broth it makes as it cooks!
  • 3 cups 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 Tablespoons natural sugar


  • Throw all of the ingredients into a crock pot.  My meat was frozen solid when I put it in so it took about 7 hours on high before it was fall-apart tender.  You could also cook it on low overnight and through the day for dinner the next day.  Just adjust to your schedule.
  • This feeds a lot, so for a family of 4 you could cut this back at least by half, but I like having leftovers.
  • Serve on your favorite bun if desired, or it's also good plain or with mashed potatoes like I explain in this post.