Garlicky Crockpot Marinara with Beef

Servings 6 servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds beef chuck roast cut into large cubes
  • 3 28-oz. cans tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup red wine or use low sodium beef broth or homemade
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil


  • In a slow cooker, combine first 6 ingredients (beef roast through crushed red pepper flakes). Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or until beef is falling apart. Garnish with chopped basil and serve.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve over hot Penne pasta. Add a big spinach salad on the side.
VEGETARIAN: Instead of beef roast, use 3 (15-oz) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed. If not using red wine, use vegetable broth.
KOSHER: Make sure beef and beef broth (if using) are certified kosher.
GLUTEN FREE: Make sure tomato puree and wine (or broth) are gluten free.
NUTRITION: Per Serving: 413 Calories; 18g Fat; 25g Protein; 39g Carbohydrate; 8g Dietary Fiber; 66mg Cholesterol; 1654mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 6 1/2 Vegetable; 2 Fat. Points: 11
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