Thursday, February 9, 2012

Italian Red Wine Roast Beef

Italian Red Wine Roast Beef recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

The aroma of this roast slow cooking throughout the afternoon is so fantastic, it's almost the best part of the meal. I could hardly wait to taste the roast and it did not disappoint. Seasoned with just a light blend of Italian spices and then cooked in red wine, this roast was happily eaten by every member of the family.

This is the second beef roast I have tried from the local ranch I mentioned last week and I am still thrilled with the quality of the meat. In answer to a couple of questions I've received, the beef is from Double Check Ranch. I'm providing a link here, so that those of you here in the valley are free to check them out. I'm not compensated for this review; they only know me as the girl who buys from them early each Saturday morning at the Farmer's Market. I've been very happy with their meats and wanted to share that with you.

Italian Red Wine Roast Beef - in the Crockpot or in the Oven
recipe inspired by Allrecipes
(printable recipe)

2 1/2 lb beef round roast
1 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: 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: 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.

Italian Red Wine Roast Beef recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

26 comments:

  1. It looks delicious and I like the italian slant. We don't make pot roast very often, but I always love it when we do.

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  2. My mom NEEDS a good pot roast recipe (I remember MANY dry disasters from my childhood). I'm sending this along to her. For real.

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  3. I would love to be able to drive to a ranch and buy my meat! We do have some farms that come to our farmer's market over the summer and the meat is wonderful. This roast sounds amazing. I can't drink red wine for some reason so I always have some on hand to cook with. The wine and onions must give this roast so much flavor! How good would this be over some mashed potatoes??

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  4. That looks gorgeous!! I've made something similar to this before... I just adore combining red wine and beef. So flavorful!!

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  5. This looks so great. I may just be trying it for a meal this weekend!

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  6. Oh, my! What a fabulous dish...the wine and herbs flavor the beef to perfection!

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  7. I don't know what it is about red wine that makes beef taste so wonderful. This looks great, I'm going to have to try this out soon. I love crock pot recipes.

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  8. This looks delicious Mary! I love the red wine in here, what a flavor contribution!

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  9. How funny Mary! We're buying the same thing (meat from Double Check) at the same time (early Saturday morning) at the same place (Farmer's Market) even though we're half the valley apart!! ;)

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    1. That's awesome! You totally made me laugh with this. Why do you have to live so far away though?! We would have a blast meeting for breakfast at a market one Saturday.

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    2. That would be SO much fun!!!

      I am making this TODAY although I had to make a few emergency substitutions (chuck roast for arm and oregano for marjoram) and I exchanged the water for beef stock. I hope mine turns out as well as yours did despite the differences. :)

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  10. Your photo makes this beef look tantalizing. I can't believe I haven't gotten out my slow cooker this year, I guess it's a result of our weather being so balmy.

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  11. Your pictures are great, and the recipe sounds easy and delicious. I think my hungry hordes would really enjoy this.

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  12. I'm starving right now, so I probably shouldn't be looking at this recipe. This beef looks SO good. And I love that you buy the beef from a local farm, too!

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  13. This beef looks wonderful. This beef looks like it would be so tender and delicious.

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  14. This looks totally delicious. I would gobble this right up. I really like your plate. Very pretty.

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  15. Slow cooking it totally underrated. It just gets replaced by fast and simple, when really slow cooking all day IS simple. This recipe is the perfect example. Mmm... I can imagine some potatoes alongside this delight! Great recipe!

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  16. I'd love to have that on top of some mashed potatoes for lunch! The meat looks perfectly cooked, tender, and juicy.

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  17. I made this and it is sooo yummy!

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  18. We had this for dinner last Sunday!

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  19. Wonderful! I am going to add a little cumin and garlic to the leftovers and have it in flour tortillas.

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  20. Hi, i just wanted to say thanks for the Italian Pot Roast recipe. It was amazing. I'm invited to a couple Xmas parties and im going to make this to take along and serve with some crusty bread.. THANK YOU AGAIN.

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  21. Hi Mary or those who have tried this recipe! I usually coat my roast in flour and seasonings and sear it on al sides before putting in the crockpot. Would you not advise to do that for this recipe? I've never done it with red wine and didnt know if that would not work well with it. Thanks!

    Barbara

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    1. You can skip that step entirely for this recipe. Easy as can be!

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