Grandma Maul's Italian Beef

Grandma Maul's Italian Beef

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"Seasoned with garlic, anise, and sesame seeds, chuck roast is slowly simmered in a crock pot for a delicious Italian Beef."


10 h 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 277 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 277 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 19.8 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.2g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 18.5 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 44 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Rinse and pat dry the roast. Coat the roast evenly with the flour; season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic to the hot oil; sear the beef in the oil until all sides are slightly browned. Transfer the roast to a slow cooker. Pour the water over the roast.
  3. Cook on Low for 5 hours. Add the anise seed and sesame seed to the slow cooker and cook another 4 hours. Add the green bell pepper and continue cooking until the meat is tender and easily pulled apart, about 1 hour more.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 7 Ratings


Made this last night; would say more like 3 and 1/2 stars but that's not an option. My husband really liked it but I thought it was a little bland. I used chicken broth instead of water and next...

This is a good italian beef recipe, the meat was very tender! I froze part of it and ate it later and it was still good. I even mixed it with some egg noodles to make beef and noodles to use u...

Made this recipe with vension. Also added more green pepper and a can of beef broth. Served on a firmer bun with cheese. Even better the next day. Husband loved it. Could not tell it was vension...