This was a delicious recipe that was the result of adapting to ingredients that we keep in the house.
Recipe: Italian Pot Roast
(based on recipe from Taste of Home "Slow Cooker" December 2010)
6 whole peppercorns
4 whole cloves
4 whole allspice
1 cinnamon stick
1 pot roast or beef chuck roast
2 celery ribs
3 cups baby carrots (roughly half a large bag)
4 cloves minced garlic
1 cup beef broth
1 jar (24oz) Spicy Basil-Tomato Sauce
Place the peppercorns, cloves, allspice, and cinnamon (break into pieces) on a square of cheesecloth and tie closed.
Place the meat on the bottom of the slow cooker and top with celery, carrots and spice packet. Add garlic, beef broth and tomato sauce and mix gently. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours. Discard spice packet before serving.