Delicious and Nutritious Recipe: Al Capone Roast

If you’re looking for a hearty and unique dish to impress your guests, look no further than the Al Capone Roast Recipe. This savory and flavorful recipe pays tribute to one of America’s most notorious gangsters, Al Capone, with its mix of Italian sausages, spices, and vegetables. But don’t let the name intimidate you – this recipe is easy to make and will leave your taste buds wanting more.

As a home chef who loves throwing parties, I always look for recipes that are not only delicious but also visually stunning. The Al Capone Roast Recipe ticks all those boxes with its rich colors and textures. Garlic, cheese, fresh mushrooms, water, tomato paste, red onion, green peppers are combined with finger-sized pieces of flank steak or boneless pork loin beef tenderloin and pork roll to create a smoky yet sweet flavor.

This recipe is versatile and can be prepared in several ways – in a slow cooker at a low temperature or roasted in the oven at 350 degrees F. Whether you’re hosting a casual gathering or a fancy dinner party, this dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

So why not channel your inner “Big Dude” (as Capone was called) by serving up an eclectic rambling of flavors that will transport your guests back in time? Follow me as we prepare this classic Al Capone Roast Recipe together.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Al Capone Roast
Al Capone Roast

Are you tired of serving the same old roast recipe at your parties? Look no further than the Al Capone Roast Recipe! This delectable dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser and leave your guests talking about it for weeks to come.

What’s not to love about this recipe? The combination of Italian sausage, flank steak, and pork shoulder, all made boneless to make preparation easy, creates a perfect medley of flavors. The inclusion of fresh mushrooms and cheese gives the dish an added depth while the garlic and Italian seasoning will tantalize everyone’s taste buds.

But that’s not all – this recipe offers endless variations. You can substitute with different kinds of meats such as pork loin or beef tenderloin. Add black olives or green peppers for some extra zing, or leave them out for a more traditional flavor. The possibilities are endless!

Not only is the Al Capone Roast Recipe delicious, but it’s also simple to make. Pop it in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or let it slow cook in a cooker roast for a few hours and voila! – you have a mouth-watering dish ready to serve.

And let’s not forget about the presentation. Once cooked to perfection, slice into finger-sized pieces and arrange them on your favorite platter alongside colorful vegetables and dips.

So why not make your next party one to remember with this fantastic Al Capone Roast Recipe? Your guests will thank you for it!

Ingredient List

 Behold, the glorious Al Capone Roast!
Behold, the glorious Al Capone Roast!

To make the Al Capone Roast Recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

For the Pork Shoulder Roast:

  • 1 (4-pound) boneless pork shoulder roast
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped black olives (optional)
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 8 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 cup water

For Al Capone Flank Steak:

  • 1 flank steak
  • 8 oz. Italian sausage, removed from casings
  • 4 oz. hard salami, cut into finger-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning

You can find these ingredients at your local grocery store or specialty meats supplier like Cash Wise or Roberts. Don’t worry if you cannot find some of these items; I’ll provide options and substitutions in section (5) Substitutions and Variations.

The Recipe How-To

 This roast has got me feeling like a gangster.
This roast has got me feeling like a gangster.

Let’s get cooking! This recipe is not for the faint of heart, so roll up your sleeves and let’s make an Al Capone Roast that would make Big Dude proud.

Gather the Ingredients

Before we get started with the cooking, let’s gather all the ingredients:
– 3-pound pork shoulder roast
– 1 pound Italian sausage
– 1 red onion, chopped
– 1 green pepper, chopped
– 4 cloves garlic, minced
– 4 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
– 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
– 1 cup water
– 1 cup chopped black olives (optional)
– 2 cups shredded cheese

Preheat and Prepare

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. In a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat, brown the sausage with the chopped onions and green peppers. Drain off any grease. Convert the mixture into a large bowl to cool until you prepare your pork shoulder roast.

Pat your pork shoulder roast dry with a paper towel. With a sharp carving knife, make deep cuts all over the pork roast; then put slices of garlic along with mushrooms in each of the deep cuts.

Stuffing Preparation and Stuffing The Roast

In a small mixing bowl combine Italian seasoning, shredded cheese (save half of it), and chopped black olives if you use them. Stuff the mixture into the cavity where you sliced garlic into.

Once you stuff your roast, transfer it into an oven-safe pot. Then spread tomato paste mixed in water over the top of stuffed pork; then add grated cheese on top evenly.


Cover your pot with a lid or foil then bake your capone pork for about 2 hours; then remove cover and bake for another 30 minutes. Thus you will give it that crunchy texture.

Resting Time

Take out from oven then allow it to rest for 15 minutes before slicing it thinly.

Servings: This recipe makes six servings.
Enjoy every single bite!

Substitutions and Variations

 It's a classic recipe that never goes out of style.
It’s a classic recipe that never goes out of style.

The Al Capone Roast recipe is already packed with flavor, but if you want to switch things up, here are some substitutions and variations that you can try.

– Cheese: While the original recipe calls for Parmesan cheese, you can substitute it with any type of hard cheese that you have on hand. Gouda, cheddar, or Romano cheese will all work well.

– Mushrooms: Any type of fresh mushrooms would work in this recipe. You can use white button mushrooms, cremini mushrooms, or even shiitake mushrooms for a more earthy flavor.

– Italian Sausage: If you want to reduce the meat content of this dish, you can skip the Italian sausage and replace it with chopped vegetables like eggplant or zucchini. You can also use ground beef, ground pork or chicken sausage as a replacement.

– Pork roast: Instead of pork shoulder roast, you can try using pork tenderloin for this recipe. It’s leaner and adds a subtle sweetness to the dish. Or try making roasted stuffed pork loin.

– Steak: Instead of flank steak, you can use sirloin steak or even beef tenderloin if you prefer a richer flavor in your roast beef.

– Olives: You can leave out the olives if there are members of your family who don’t like their taste. If everyone enjoys olives their salty flavor can be included in any amount depending on preference.

Also remember that instead of slow cooker and oven methods, this Al Capone Roast Recipe will do great in a pressure cooker too. Do not hesitate to experiment with other meats that strike fancy like lamb or venison if looking for alternatives.

Remember that whatever substitutes or variations you decide on trying to include still follow the main recipe where possible and enjoy roaming outside the box from the al Capone roast recipe prototype.

Serving and Pairing

 Just like Al Capone himself, this roast has got some bite.
Just like Al Capone himself, this roast has got some bite.

I’ve found that the ideal accompaniment for my Al Capone Roast (also known as Capone Pork) is a heaping bowl of buttery mashed potatoes. The savory flavor profile of the pork pairs perfectly with the creamy texture and mild taste of mashed potatoes.

But don’t stop there – this dish can also be served with roasted vegetables, such as carrots or Brussels sprouts, to add some color and nutrition to your meal. You could also opt for some crusty bread on the side to soak up all those delicious juices from the roast.

As for the beverage pairing, a robust red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon or Malbec would be the perfect complement to this hearty meal. Of course, beer lovers could always choose an amber ale or a full-bodied stout, which will also do justice to the flavorful notes of this dish.

Whether you’re serving it at a dinner party or as a warm family meal, everyone is sure to love this Al Capone Roast recipe.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 If you're looking for a show-stopping centerpiece for your dinner party, this is it.
If you’re looking for a show-stopping centerpiece for your dinner party, this is it.

For those who would like to make this Capone Roast recipe ahead of time, the good news is that it is perfectly fine to do so. In fact, it can actually improve the flavor and texture of the dish. This recipe can be fully assembled and refrigerated up to one day before cooking it in the oven.

When storing leftovers, be sure to let the roast cool down completely before placing it in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag for fridge storage. It’s best eaten within four days of cooking, but if you plan on eating it after that, be sure to freeze it. To reheat, we recommend removing the meat from the fridge to rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes before reheating it in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15-20 minutes.

You can also store the prepped roast in the freezer for up to three months. Just remember to thaw the roast in the fridge overnight before cooking it according to your original recipe instructions.

One additional option is to cook and slice the Capone Roast ahead of time and serve chilled as a delicious addition to any charcuterie board or sandwich spread. Simply slice it thinly against the grain and serve with cheese, crackers, olives, and other cured meats.

With these storing and reheating tips, you can easily enjoy this amazing Capone Roast recipe any time you crave its delicious blend of flavors.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Make sure you have a sharp knife to carve this bad boy up.
Make sure you have a sharp knife to carve this bad boy up.

To ensure perfect results for your Al Capone Roast Recipe, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind:

Firstly, make sure to thoroughly pat dry the meat with a paper towel before seasoning it. Any excess moisture may result in steaming instead of searing when you try to brown the meat.

Another important tip is to allow the roast to rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing it. This will give the juices inside time to settle and redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a more tender and flavorful dish.

You can also choose to add ingredient substitutions or variations if desired. For example, if you are not a fan of Italian sausage, you can substitute it with another type of sausage or omit it altogether. You can also try adding different vegetables or cheeses depending on your personal taste preferences.

For added flavor, consider using specialty meats like flank steak, pork loin or beef tenderloin in place of the pork shoulder. These cuts of meats have a more robust flavor and can contribute greatly to the overall taste of the dish.

When cooking in a slow cooker or oven, it’s important to monitor the temperature carefully. Set your oven or slow cooker to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and check regularly until an internal temperature of 145F-160F is reached.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to experiment with small changes to the original recipe. Cooking is all about creativity and making something truly unique and delicious with your own flair. Relax, take your time, and enjoy the process – who knows what delightful discoveries may come from your big dude’s eclectic ramblings!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Al Capone Roast Recipe is a perfect dish for your next dinner party, family gathering or even a simple weeknight meal. It’s a versatile recipe that allows you to use various meats and ingredients to personalize the taste according to your preferences. The garlic, Italian sausage, fresh mushrooms, cheese and olives add the perfect flavor combination to this savory dish. Whether you make it in a slow cooker or in the oven, it’s an easy recipe that is sure to impress your guests.

Remember that with any recipe, practice makes perfect. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different ingredients and measurements until you find your perfect balance of flavors. And most importantly, have fun while cooking! Enjoy the aroma of the dish as it fills your kitchen and anticipate how much it will impress everyone at the table.

So go ahead and give this Al Capone Roast Recipe a try – I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. With its combination of savory flavors and classic Italian seasoning, it’s sure to become one of your favorite roast recipes, whether you’re an Al Capone fan or not.

Al Capone Roast

Al Capone Roast Recipe

Very interesting type of "roast". Originally came from a cookbook from northern Wisconsin where Al Capone used to hang out. Otherwise I have no idea how the name came about, but its a great meal, even for a gangster!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian-American
Calories 541.8 kcal


  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 1 large round steaks or 1 large sirloin steak, 1/2 inch thick
  • 2 green peppers
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato paste
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans water
  • 1 lb fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 lb cheese, of your choice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons oil


  • Brown sausage and slice in finger sized pieces.
  • Slice 1 pepper, 1/2 of onion and cheese into finger sized pieces.
  • Place all on top of long end of steak.
  • Slice 1/2 of mushrooms and mince garlic and place on top of previous items.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Heat oil into 13x9 baking dish.
  • Roll up jelly roll fashion and secure with toothpicks.
  • Slice remaining pepper, onion, mushrooms and place around steak in the pan.
  • Sear in 450 oven turning occasionally for 1/2 hour.
  • Mix paste and water together, and pour over steak.
  • Reduce heat to 400 and cook for 45-60 minutes til done.
  • Remove toothpicks and slice.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 317gCalories: 541.8kcalCarbohydrates: 27.3gProtein: 28.1gFat: 37.4gSaturated Fat: 14.1gCholesterol: 67.3mgSodium: 1887.6mgFiber: 5.2gSugar: 12.9g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Meat, Oven, Roast, Steak, Weeknight
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