Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs

Excellent dish for a wintry night. Cooking it in a slow-cooker makes it easy. Put it on and head out to sled, skate or build a snowman. My mom used to make this for us every winter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and brown the roast on all sides.
  2. Transfer the roast to a 4 to 6 quart slow cooker (Crockpot).
  3. To the fat remaining in the skillet, add the onions, celery, carrots and garlic.
  4. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the tomato paste and stir to coat the vegetables; transfer to the cooker.
  6. Pour the wine into the skillet and deglaze the browned bits; add the wine to the cooker, along with the mushrooms, salt, oregano, and tomatoes (plus 1 cup of their liquid).
  7. Cook 8 hours on low heat or 4 hours on high heat.


Most Helpful

Excellent-- I really enjoyed the flavors. A great alternative to my usual brown beefy pot roast. This is a keeper.

krissy1mc February 25, 2008

I too got this recipe from Real Simple magazine. My family thinks its the best way to make pot roast. It is always tender and has so much flavor.

Shannon Lishka December 19, 2005

I actually got this exact same recipe in the March 2004 Real Simple magazine. I think 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano is enough as the first time I made this with a whole teaspoon, it was overpowering. I used dried assorted wild mushrooms.

Mrs.Habu October 17, 2004

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