How To Roast Beef In A Slow Cooker

What You’ll Find In This Post

A chuck roast cut of beef is slow-cooked in a slow cooker to create the main dish known as “crock pot beef roast.” Fork-tender and succulent roast is produced when meat is cooked slowly over several hours in a crock pot, which cooks food on low and steady heat.

Why This Recipe Works

Simple: I adore well-crafted slow cooker recipes, and this one is no different. Basically, all you have to do is put everything in a slow cooker, go do something enjoyable for about nine hours, and return to a delicious, nutritious, and fully cooked meal.

Filling – 11 people total in our house. Zero leftovers. Also? Zero complaints. Nobody was reaching for the chips at 8 p.m. before going to bed, and nobody was still hungry. We were all quite content after eating a lot of this beef pot roast and its accompaniments.

Simple: This beef pot roast requires no fancy ingredients. In fact, your spice drawer and refrigerator most likely contain everything you need. It’s really as simple as it gets.

Excellent for leftovers: Although I was raised in a large family, my family now consists of just the five of us. We love leftovers, so I still make this moist beef roast frequently, following the recipe exactly and feeding the whole family for two or three dinners (or lunches the next day). Gotta love that!.

How To Roast Beef In A Slow Cooker

What Makes this Pot Roast So Simple?

  • Only one veggie to chop. I chose tiny potatoes and carrots to cut down on the amount of time I had to chop other vegetables. Simple ingredients, simple prep–that makes for the best meal!.
  • No need to brown the meat. Although many slow cooker recipes call for browning the meat before cooking, I skip this step in my recipe and still get the ideal, juicy, and tender pot roast.
  • Literally toss everything in the slow cooker and walk away. This is a toss and go recipe. After you put everything in the slow cooker, all you have to do is enjoy the aroma throughout the house until it’s time to serve!
  • Chuck roast: Chuck roasts are always the most successful for me. A top round or bottom round roast will work just fine in place of the chuck roast in this recipe if you can’t find one. It’s perfect for slow cooking because the meat gets so tender and juicy when cooked low and slow!
  • potatoes: For this crockpot chuck roast, small potatoes don’t need to be chopped. Smaller potatoes work best in this recipe because it’s meant to be as simple as possible. Usually, I use small white potatoes, but red potatoes also work well.
  • carrots: to avoid extra chopping, thick baby carrots are best. You can cut full sized carrots into chunks if preferred. Avoid using tiny baby carrots as they will cook too quickly and turn mushy.
  • onion: the only item you’ll need to chop for this recipe is an ideal sweet yellow onion.
  • broth: For this recipe, I like to use a reduced-sodium or no-salt beef broth. If you really wanted to go all out, you could even use homemade beef broth, but that would require a lot more time and preparation than I have. Beef stock will work as well in this crockpot roast.
  • garlic: freshly minced is ideal. To save time, use the jarred minced garlic if available. You can use garlic powder if needed. Before serving, season with a teaspoon at first, and more if desired.
  • seasoning: keeping this super simple. Salt, pepper and thyme is all that you need. For the tenderest beef, make sure to liberally season the meat with salt. You can adjust as needed though. For this pot roast, I usually use dried thyme and also add a few sprigs of fresh thyme.
  • If preferred, adding a splash of red wine to this recipe is also delicious. In order to slightly change the flavor, I also occasionally like to add a splash of soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce to the mixture.

How To Roast Beef In A Slow Cooker