Beef Roast Marinara

When it looks like THIS outside…

…and every tree is sight is covered with frost and snow…

…it’s SO WONDERFUL to be able to pull out some of these…

…delicious green peppers, straight from the garden, rather the freezer!  But straight from the garden into the freezer…

…and remember that spring is coming. But not soon enough!

Green peppers can be frozen “straight up” but please know that they will thaw and be, not mushy, but soft.  They lose their crunchiness after being frozen.  But that doesn’t matter when you’re dicing and tossing them into the slow cooker!

I shall consider this one of my “how to” posts for this month.

“How to Load your Slow Cooker”

I know it’s simple and basic. But here you go anyways!

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Beef Roast Marinara

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 8 hours


  • 1-2 tsp olive oil ($.05)
  • 1.1 lb. beef roast ($2.74) Bought for $2.49/lb.
  • Salt and pepper
  • About 1 tsp garlic powder ($.05)
  • About 1 tsp Italian seasonings ($.05)
  • 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained ($.29)
  • 1/2 onion, diced ($.15)
  • 2 small garden green peppers (or 1 large) (free!)
  • 1 12 oz. bag frozen corn ($.30) From yesterday’s shopping trip!
  • 1 lb. rotini pasta ($.50) Using up one of my $.50 boxes from the pantry!


  • Load slow cooker.

  • Drizzle olive oil.

  • Place roast into slow cooker. Spicify!

  • Add can of diced tomatoes. Spicify some more!

  • Add diced onion and garden green peppers.

  • Mix.

  • Cover and slow cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Enjoy the sweet aroma of Italy as it fills your home all day!
  • Cook corn as indicated on package.
  • Prepare pasta as indicated on package. Season with salt and pepper, if desired!
  • Serve Beef Roast Marinara over Pasta with Corn.

Cost $4.13

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  1. Amy B says

    hey! this sounds yummy, but the main reason i want to comment is to say congrats on your book. also, i was pleasantly surprised when i was reading an article in the womans day mag i just got in the mail and saw that part of it it was from you! you’re everywhere now, i think its safe to say that you have officially arrived!! haha. congrats again!

  2. says

    Great recipe. I am reading through your book right now and I have to say that I love your easy recipes with basic ingredients. We seem to share many of the same ideas, keep up the good work and thanks for publishing this great cookbook!

  3. Courtney says

    We tried this last night and it was delicious. I can see it will quickly become one of our favorites!

    I was wondering if you thought it would also work well for chicken and if so, if there would be any alteration to the cooking time?

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