Slow Cooker Beef Italiano

By Renee Paj*

Slow Cooker Beef Italiano

Lean beef is slow cooked with tomatoes and seasonings until it is melt-in-your-mouth tender then served on top of cooked pasta.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Certified Angus Beef ® bottom round roast or steaks, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 TBS all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 - 3 TBS. olive oil
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes (I used the Italian seasoned ones)
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 16 oz. cooked pasta of your choice

Instructions

  1. Pat beef dry with paper towels.
  2. Heat a large, heavy-heavy bottomed skillet with olive oil over med-high heat until oil begins to shimmer. Add beef cubes, making sure not to over-crowd pan, and brown on all sides. This can be done in batches so as not to overcrowd.
  3. In slow cooker, combine the canned tomatoes, tomato paste, flour, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Add in the seared beef cubes and stir.
  4. Cook on HIGH for 3 hours or on LOW for 7 hours, or until beef is fork tender.
  5. Serve over cooked pasta and garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh chopped parsley, if desired.

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.

Cook time: 07 hrs. 00 mins.

Total time: 7 hrs. 10 mins.


*Recipe from Certified Angus Beef ® brand

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