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 a light blend of Italian spices and then cooked in red wine, this roast is happily eaten by every member of the family.
I’ve been making this Red Wine Roast Beef for a few years now and it never fails to impress. The aroma while it cooks is almost as amazing as the resulting meat. I could happily eat this roast beef every week all year long.
2 1/2 pounds beef round roast1 small onion, sliced thinly
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup red wine, I used a cabernet
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon marjoram
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Combine all the spices in a small bowl. Stir to combine and set aside. Place the roast in the bottom of a crockpot or dutch oven. Sprinkle the spices all over the roast, turning to coat thoroughly. Top the roast with the onions and pour the wine and water into the bottom of the pot.
CROCKPOT DIRECTIONS: Cook on low for 8-10 hours or until the meat is falling apart. When the meat is done cooking, shred gently and then toss in the juices to keep it moist.
OVEN DIRECTIONS: Preheat to 350 and then cover and bake for 3 hours. Check the meat and if it needs more liquid, add a bit more water. Cook another hour or so, until the meat is falling apart. When the meat is done cooking, shred gently and then toss in the juices to keep it moist.