If your family loves a home-cooked meal, then you will all love this easy to make Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast.
The herbs are classic flavors – rosemary, basil, thyme, and oregano. Of course, we don't skimp on the garlic either.
The chuck roast is a wonderful cut of beef for slow cooking as it comes out juicy with a melt-in-your-mouth texture. The best part of this meal is that it is tender and full of flavor without excessive salt. The salt in the broth is perfect for bringing out the delicious taste of the beef without overpowering the true flavors of the dish.
Some alternative substitutions: You could add a small can of stewed tomatoes. This will actually help make the dish even more tender as the acidity from the tomatoes will help season and tenderize the meat naturally. Another option is to leave out the mushroom if your family prefers.
We serve this dish with rice, homemade Italian bread, or roasted potatoes. It's wonderful with Italian Roasted Vegetables also. For those, I heat the oven to 425 degrees. Add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning to broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, onion, and potatoes all chopped nicely. I stir it all together and roast for 30 – 40 minutes until all the veggies are nice and tender.
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