How to Make Slow Cooker Roast Beef Recipe

Many of our friends have asked how to make slow cooker roast beef recipes. Slow cookers are such a convenient way to cook for those who maintain a busy lifestyle. The most popular brand called Crock Pot has become a generic name for all slow cookers.

Learning how to make slow cooker roast beef recipes make it especially convenient because of the time which is involved in roasting in the oven. A slow cooker might take longer but you can feel free to leave it while cooking. The moist heat and the low temperature allow the meat to gently cook while you are attending to other chores; not fearing the possibility of the food burning.

The first Crock Pot slow cooker that I remember came on the markets in the early 1970’s by the Rival Company. Being very economical for what it offered, it quickly became the “rave” of cooks all over America. At this time most homemakers were part of the workplace unlike the 1950’s and 1960’s when I was young.

Men and women, alike, saw this item advantageous to having dinner such as a slow cooker roast beef recipe ready when they returned home from work. The first slow cookers were just basic in size and mechanics such as temperatures. Due to the popularity and demand of these cookers, the basic one was expanded to give us choices in size and designs. They now come in different shapes offer by different companies.

Today, buyers can choose cookers which have different heat settings for as they learn how to make slow cooker roast beef recipes.  These include ones which have a setting to keep the food warm after cooking or to shut off automatically when the food is done. Today we can even choose a cooker which has a removable insides making cleaning much easier.

HOW TO ROAST BEEF WITH COKE (a slow cooker roast beef recipe)

How to Make a Slow Cooker Roast Beef with CokeHow to Make a Slow Cooker Roast Beef with Coke
  • 3 Pound roast beef
  • 1 Envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 2 Cans Coke (NO DIET COKE)

Place roast in a greased 4 to 5 quart slow cooker.

Sprinkle with soup mix; pour Coke Cola over all.

Cover and cook on low heat for 7 to 8 hours.


Slow Cooker Roast Beef with Barbeque SauceSlow Cooker Roast Beef with Barbeque Sauce
  • 3 Pounds beef chuck roast
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • ½ Cup barbeque sauce
  • 1 Large onion sliced

Brown meat in hot oil in a skillet; transfer to slow cooker.

Add sauce and onion and cover.

Cook on high heat 4 to 5 hours or until meat is tender.

Slice and serve with barbeque sauce. Serves 6 to 8.


The following is for those who are not interested in a slow cooker roast beef recipe but want a roast beef recipe to cook the conventional way.

  • 1 Three rib roast without short ribs
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Coarsely cracked black pepper

Preheat oven to 500F degrees.

Remove roast from refrigerator and place in a shallow open roasting pan.

Sprinkle with flour and rub into the meat.

Season generously with salt and pepper.

Place a tent of aluminum foil loosely over top of roast to prevent oven from splattering fat.

Place in hot oven and roast 8 minutes per pound for rare, 9 minutes per pound for medium or 10 minutes per pound for well done.

When roasting time is up, turn off oven but do not open door.

Let roast remain in oven for at least 1 hour.

Standing time and individual ovens will determine degree of rareness in center of roast.


Dutch Oven Pot RoastDutch Oven Pot Roast

Although this roast beef recipe is for cooking in the oven, it could be a slow cooker roast beef recipe. Follow directions at end of recipe.

  • 3 Teaspoons bacon grease of fat
  • 4 Pounds roast beef
  • 1 Beef bouillon cube
  • 1 Cup boiling water
  • 4 Teaspoons ketchup
  • 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Small chopped onion
  • 1 Clove minced garlic
  • 2 Teaspoons salt
  • ½ Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon celery salt
  • 4 Teaspoons flour
  • 1 Can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms
  • 1 Cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 250F degrees.

Melt bacon grease in Dutch oven on top of stove; brown roast on all sides.

Browning the RoastBrowning the Roast

Dissolve bouillon in boiling water; add to roast.

Combine ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, onion, garlic, salt, pepper and celery salt; stir and add to roast.

Cover with lid and cook in oven for 2 to 2 ½ hours or until meat is tender; remove from oven.

Remove meat from Dutch oven.

Blend flour into liquid of meat to make gravy over low heat.

Add mushrooms and sour cream; stir to blend.

Slice meat and serve with gravy over it.

NOTE: For a slow cooker roast beef recipe follow directions using beef marinade recipe. Combine meat and all ingredients except FLOUR, MUSHROOMS AND SOUR CREAM in slow cooker; cook for 6 hours or until tender. Blend in flour, mushrooms and sour cream as directed in recipe.


  • 1/3 Cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 Cup lime juice
  • 1/3 Cup sherry
  • ¼ Cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup

Place 3 ½ pound eye of round roast in a zip lock bag.

Combine marinade ingredients and pour over roast; seal bag and marinade overnight.

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Remove roast from marinade (reserve marinade) and place on a rack in a roasting pan.

Bring reserved marinade to a boil.

Bake for 1 ½ hours or until meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of roast reaches 145F degrees for medium rare or 160F degrees for medium , basting every 30 minutes with reserved marinade.


Italian Roast RecipeItalian Roast Beef Recipe

This is also for those not wanting a slow cooker roast beef recipe but for those experienced with slow cooking, it could be converted.

  • 2 Pound chuck roast
  • 1 Envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 3 Cloves minced garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon dry oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon dry thyme
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • ½ Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Medium chopped onion
  • 2 Medium chopped carrots
  • 1 Medium chopped potato
  • 1 Large sliced celery stalk
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 Can tomato paste (6 ounces)
  • 1 Can diced tomatoes (16 ounces) drained

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Place roast in baking dish.

Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl and pour over roast.

Cover with foil and bake 1 hour or until meat is tender.

Check often and baste with juices.

When almost done, slice into ¼ inch thick and layer in juices. Return to oven and continue to bake until tender.

Serve over cooked pasta.


  • 2 Pounds ground chuck roast
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon pepper
  • 2 Cans tomato soup
  • 8 Medium thinly sliced potatoes
  • 1 Medium chopped onion
  • 2 Cans pork and beans

Combine beef, salt and pepper; mix well.
Layer in Crockpot sliced potatoes, layer half of uncooked meat, half of onion, 1 can pork and beans.
Repeat with another layer of meat, onion, 1 can pork and beans.
Pour 2 cans soup over top; cover and cook 5 ½ hours on high or according to manufacturer’s directions.
Serves 8 to 10.