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!

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

20 mins
4 hrs 50 mins


Ingredient Checklist


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; protein 35.6g 71% DV; carbohydrates 33.4g 11% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 5.8g 23% DV; sugars 12.1g; fat 8.1g 13% DV; saturated fat 2.4g 12% DV; cholesterol 72mg 24% DV; vitamin a iu 2603.4IU 52% DV; vitamin c 24mg 40% DV; folate 31.4mcg 8% DV; calcium 119.6mg 12% DV; iron 4.7mg 26% DV; magnesium 42.9mg 15% DV; potassium 668.5mg 19% DV; sodium 534.7mg 21% DV.