Seasoned with garlic, anise, and sesame seeds, chuck roast is slowly simmered in a crock pot for a delicious Italian Beef.
- 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.
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.
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.
Per Serving: 277 calories; protein 18.5g; carbohydrates 5.2g; fat 19.8g; cholesterol 68.9mg; sodium 43.8mg.