Best Slow Cooker Roast Beef: A Delicious and Easy Recipe for Your Crock-Pot

How to Make the Best Slow Cooker Roast Beef: A Delicious and Easy Recipe for Your Crock-Pot® Large 8-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker with Auto Warm Setting

This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or lazy Sundays.exclamation The Crock-Pot® Large 8-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker with Auto Warm Setting makes cooking roast beef effortless. You can simply throw in the ingredients in the morning and come home to a delicious and tender roast for dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 pound chuck roast (Note: This size roast is ideal for an 8-quart slow cooker.expand_more Adjust the cooking time slightly for smaller or larger roasts)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 4 potatoes, chopped (peeled or unpeeled, depending on your preference)
  • 3 cups beef broth

Instructions:

  1. Prep the Roast: Pat the roast dry with paper towels. Season generously all over with salt, pepper, thyme, and garlic powder.
  2. **Sear for Optional Flavor Boost (Note: This step is optional, but searing adds a deeper flavor to the roast): Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the roast on all sides for 2-3 minutes per side, until browned.
  3. Transfer to Slow Cooker: Place the seared roast (or unseared roast if you skipped that step) in the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.
  4. Add Vegetables and Broth: Add the quartered onion, chopped carrots, and chopped potatoes around the roast in the slow cooker. Pour the beef broth over the roast and vegetables.
  5. Cook on Low: Cover the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 8-10 hours, or until the roast is very tender and a fork can easily be inserted into the thickest part of the meat.
  6. Shred or Slice: Once cooked, remove the roast from the slow cooker and shred with two forks, or slice against the grain with a sharp knife.
  7. Serve: Serve the shredded or sliced roast with the cooked vegetables and broth.

Tips:

  • Vegetables: Feel free to add other vegetables to the slow cooker, such as celery stalks, parsnips, or turnips.
  • Thicken the Sauce (Optional): If you prefer a thicker sauce, remove the cooked vegetables and meat from the slow cooker. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of cold water. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the remaining broth in the slow cooker. Cook on HIGH for 5-10 minutes, or until the sauce thickens to your desired consistency. Return the meat and vegetables to the slow cooker and stir to coat.
  • Auto Warm Setting: The auto warm setting on your Crock-Pot® will keep your roast warm for several hours after cooking is complete. This is perfect if you’re not going to be home right at dinner time.

With this recipe and your Crock-Pot® Large 8-quart Programmable Slow Cooker with Auto Warm Setting, you can enjoy a delicious and effortless roast beef dinner any day of the week!

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