Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Slow Cooker Beef Roast Dinner Recipe

Sep 27, 2012

Slow Cooker Beef Roast Dinner Recipe

Slow cookers and roasts are made for each other. I love the variety of flavors you can use to change the roasts up, and how easy they are to prep. Using slow cookers during the week cuts down on cooking time in the evening, when you'd rather to be relaxing after a long day at work.

The recipe I adapted this from was found in a vintage cookbook I have called "Favorite Recipes of America: Meats". It's book 2 of a 5 part set, and they were released in the late 1960's. I love looking through them and discovering interesting vintage recipes!  

I've made alot of beef roasts in the slow cooker before, but this one has to be my absolute favorite. The tomatoes bring such an amazing flavor to the gravy, and the beef is fall apart tender. Serve with some bread or biscuits and you have a complete meal! Enjoy!!

Slow Cooker Beef Roast Dinner (print recipe)

What you need:
olive oil
2-3 pound beef roast
garlic salt
black pepper
4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
4 large carrots, peeled and cut into large pieces
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 medium tomatoes, diced or one 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
3/4 cup beef broth
salt and pepper, if desired

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over high heat. Rub the roast with a light coating of sugar, paprika, garlic salt, and pepper. Sear each side of the roast in the skillet, then transfer roast to the slow cooker. Place the remaining ingredients in the crock pot on top of the roast, sprinkle with basil and pour the beef broth over the top. Cook in the slow cooker on high for 4-5 hours, or low for 7-8 hours.

If you'd like to make gravy with the liquid, combine cornstarch and water. Add within the last 30 minutes of cooking, or make a stove top gravy by bringing to a boil to thicken.

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This recipe was shared at:
Beef Blog Hop at Katherine Martinelli
It's Fall Y'all at Love Bakes Good Cakes
Show & Share Wednesday at Semi Homemade Mom
Recipe Linky at Newlyweds
Recipe Round Up at Gooseberry Patch
Work it Wednesday at High Heels and Grills
Wonderful Food Wednesday at @ Home Take 2
Totally Tasty Tuesdays at Mandy's Recipe Box
All My Bloggy Friends at Love Bakes Good Cakes
Tuesday Talent Show at Chef in Training
The Bulletin Board at Mrs Happy Homemaker
Mix it Up Monday at Flour Me With Love
Mealtime Monday at Couponing and Cooking
Church Supper at Everyday Mom's Meals
Strut Your Stuff Saturday at Six Sisters Stuff
Weekend Potluck at 4 Little Fergusons
Foodie Friends Friday at A Lil Country Sugar
Creative Thursday at Michelle's Tasty Creations
Tasty Thursday at Mandatory Mooch
Full Plate Thursday at Miz helen's Country Cottage


  1. I love slow cooker recipes and this looks delicious!

  2. I love beef stew and cooking in the slow cooker too. Your dish looks sooo tasty and warming. Thanks a million for linking up at Weekend Potluck. Your dishes are always welcome at our table. =)

    1. Thanks so much Marsha!! I love sharing with you every week and thanks so much for your kindness!

  3. I have been experimenting with my crock pot a lot lately. I truly want to tell my crock pot, "I love you." But I have had good meals and bad meals coming from it.....LOL!! This meal looks absolutely delicious! I now have another one to try. This is an awesome share at Foodie Friends Friday. Thank you!

    1. I hope you like it Angie! I know how it goes with good and bad crockpot recipes! :)

  4. I love my crock pot... Have never thought of using sugar when making roast and may give it a try the next time I make it. I made a roast last week in my crock pot but as we busy in the afternoon at work, I forgot to text my husband to add more liquid or turn it to warm and the roast was very, very done... stuck to the bottom done as it had been cooking for 12+ hours. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

    1. I've never thought of sugar before either! It's helps brown the roast so nicely! Thanks so much for hosting Marlys!!

  5. Roast been is almost the only thing I ever make in the crock pot, mostly because that's just what I'm comfortable with. :) I'll have to jazz things up and try out your recipe! I would love to have you stop by 'Or so she says...' to share your great ideas at the link party, going on right now (and every weekend.) I hope to see you there!

    1. Thanks so much for the invite! I make a ton of roasts in the crockpot too!

  6. Hi Sheena,
    Now this is a meal that says Hello Fall. It is a rainy day here and this looks wonderful! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Sheena,
    Yum! This looks amazing! I love cooking a roast for dinner. I can’t wait to try the recipe. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.


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