Romance Cooks

Slow Cooker Italian Beef – Maggie Wells

Hello romance lovers! We all know falling in love isn’t easy. That is, unless you’re falling for my favorite slow cooker Italian beef. Looking for a meal as flavorful as your favorite hero? Give this a taste:

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Slow Cooker Italian Beef

Ingredients (about 10 servings)

3 cups water

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon onion salt

1 teaspoon dried parsley

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 bay leaf

1 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix (Make it ZESTY!)

1 (3-5 pound) rump roast


1. Combine water with salt, ground black pepper, oregano, basil, onion salt, parsley, garlic powder, bay leaf, and salad dressing mix in a saucepan. Stir well, and bring to a boil.

2. Place roast in slow cooker, and pour salad dressing mixture over the meat.

3. Cover, and cook on Low for 10 to 12 hours, or on High for 4 to 5 hours. When done, remove bay leaf, and shred meat with a fork.

4. Serve on fresh hoagie rolls.

As the nights turn cool and you’re looking for a little something to warm you from the inside out, give this recipe a shot. You can’t go wrong.

Of course, I said the same thing to the hero and heroine in my latest release, The Last First Date….

The Last First Date_Maggie Wells


First date number forty-eight comes to a screeching halt for detective Langley Sheppard when his date lifts a pack of gum from the local convenience store. But things start looking up when he encounters spunky damsel in distress Jessica Vickers, who’s stranded in the store parking lot. Now Lang is about to discover that on a night when everything goes wrong, falling for Jessica feels spectacularly right.

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