This Italian-inspired dinner is the perfect choice for any weeknight. Spend 20 minutes in the morning prepping the dish, and let your slow cooker work its magic while you're at the office all day. The beef round steak is slow-cooked with aromatic vegetables, tomatoes, and Italian seasoning and served over pasta. It's a great meal to come home to! Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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Instructions Checklist
  • Cut steak into eight serving-size pieces; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Brown the steak, half at a time, in hot oil in a large skillet.

  • Place fennel, onion, and carrots in a 4- to 4 1/2-quart slow cooker (see Tip). Place the beef on top of the vegetables. Combine tomatoes, tomato sauce, broth, Italian seasoning, and crushed red pepper in a large bowl. Pour over the steak.

  • Cover; cook on Low for 9 to 10 hours or on High for 4 1/2 to 5 hours.

  • Divide pasta among eight serving plates; top each with a portion of the steak and sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan.


Tip: For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Equipment: 4- to 4 1/2-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts

365 calories; 8.1 g total fat; 2.4 g saturated fat; 72 mg cholesterol; 535 mg sodium. 669 mg potassium; 33.4 g carbohydrates; 5.8 g fiber; 12 g sugar; 35.6 g protein; 2603 IU vitamin a iu; 24 mg vitamin c; 31 mcg folate; 120 mg calcium; 5 mg iron; 43 mg magnesium;