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

prep: 10 mins cook: 10 hrs 10 mins total: 10 hrs 20 mins Servings: 12 Yield: 1 – 4 pound roast


  • 1 (4 pound) boneless beef chuck roast
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon anise seed
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed
  • 1 large green bell pepper, julienned


    Step 1

    Rinse and pat dry the roast. Coat the roast evenly with the flour; season with salt and pepper.

    Step 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.

    Step 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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 277 calories; protein 18.5g; carbohydrates 5.2g; fat 19.8g; cholesterol 68.9mg; sodium 43.8mg.


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