how do you slow cook beef

DirectionsSeason chuck roast with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat; add roast and sear to brown, about 4 minutes per side.Place roast in the slow cooker and sprinkle soup mix on top. Add water, and scatter carrots, potatoes, onion, and celery on top.Cover and cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours.

  1. Season chuck roast with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat; add roast and sear to brown, about 4 minutes per side.
  2. Place roast in the slow cooker and sprinkle soup mix on top. Add water, and scatter carrots, potatoes, onion, and celery on top.
  3. Cover and cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours.

This Slow Cooker Roast Beef will become your favorite Sunday Roast – incredibly tender slow cooked beef in a rich and delicious gravy. 10/10 for flavor and almost zero effort! Serve with my incredible Goose Fat Roast Potatoes and Yorkshire Puddings.

Perfect for serving a crowd so why not make it this weekend for the whole family’s Sunday dinner? This slow cooked beef recipe is gluten free and slimming friendly.

Simply pop the meat and veggies in your slow cooker in the morning and you have the best dinner waiting for you by supper time. Take a look at the recipe video and step by step photos to see how it’s done.

What makes this recipe such a winner?

  • The PERFECT pot roast: If you are intimidated by roast beef because it is tricky to get just right then this is the beef recipe for you. Technically it is not a roast but a beef pot roast since it is cooked in a slow cooker.
  • It is almost hands off, practically a ‘dump and go’ recipe. After some initial prep, the meat simply cooks slowly for several hours until it becomes perfectly tender and succulent.
  • Finally a roast beef recipe that comes with gravy built in! The flavor-packed broth in which the roast cooks becomes the totally addicting thick gravy you will want to bathe in (or maybe that’s just me)
  • You can also cook potatoes and other veggies at the same time – one less job to do!

how do you slow cook beef

Why This Recipe Works

EasyI love a good slow cooker recipe and this one is no exception. The instructions are pretty much to throw everything in a slow cooker and go do something fun for about 9 hours, then come back to a fully cooked, delicious, nutritious meal.

Filling – 11 people total in our house. Zero leftovers. Also? Zero complaints. No one was still hungry, no one was reaching for the chips at 8 pm before bed. We all had plenty of this beef pot roast and sides and we were all completely satisfied.

Simple – No fancy ingredients needed here for this beef pot roast. In fact, you probably have everything you need in your fridge and spice drawer. It’s really as simple as it gets.

Great for leftovers – Now, while I grew up with a huge family, my current family is only the five of us. I still make this moist beef roast quite often though, and I don’t change the quantities listed because we LOVE the leftovers! This meal will easily feed all of us for 2-3 dinners (or next-day lunches). Gotta love that!

how do you slow cook beef

Best ever beef gravy

A good gravy can make or break your roast beef dinner! It’s definitely one of the best things about this slow cooker beef roast recipe. All you have to do is strain all the braising liquid from the slow cooker into a saucepan discarding any solids (but hold on to carrots and potatoes if used).

how do you slow cook beef

Stir in some cornstarch slurry and bring the gravy to a rolling boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to a low heat and simmer gently for 10-15 minutes or until slightly reduced. Taste and season if needed.

how do you slow cook beef

Slice the beef against the grain and arrange on a platter with the carrots (and potatoes if you have added any). Drizzle with gravy and garnish with fresh chopped parsley. Serve the roast with extra gravy and stuffing balls on the side.

If you are not cooking the potatoes in with the roast then these scalloped potatoes and creamy Brussels sprouts would be lovely served on the side.

how do you slow cook beef

DirectionsSeason chuck roast with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat; add roast and sear to brown, about 4 minutes per side.Place roast in the slow cooker and sprinkle soup mix on top. Add water, and scatter carrots, potatoes, onion, and celery on top.Cover and cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours.

FAQ

Do you need to put water in slow cooker with beef?

Yes, it is common to use water or a liquid such as broth or wine when slow cooking beef roast. This helps to keep the meat moist and add flavor to the dish. It is important to keep the liquid level at or above the level of the meat.

Can you put raw beef in slow cooker?

You can add beef to the slow cooker without browning. Searing it in a hot pan to create a caramelised crust is not necessary but can make a richer flavour. Simply add the meat to your slow cooker with aromatics, stock and sauces and cook either on High for 4-5 hours or on Low for 5-8 hours.

What is the secret to slow cooking meat?

Avoid overcrowding: For the best results, fill a slow cooker between one-half and two-thirds full. Go ahead and cook big roasts and whole chickens; just make sure you use a large crock and that the lid fits snugly on top. Trim fat: For silky sauces and gravies, take a minute or two and cut the excess fat from the meat.

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