Beef Roast: A Full Meal in the Slow Cooker

Beef Roast: A Full Meal in the Slow Cooker

Have I mentioned before how much I LOVE my slow cooker?! It’s perfect for making warm meals in the winter, but also great for the summer when you don’t want to heat the entire oven and kitchen to make a meal. Not to mention the ease of throwing everything in, turning it on, and having dinner ready a few hours later.

I know a lot of people tend to put their slow cooker away when the weather heats up, but that’s when I use mine the most. In South Texas (and when I lived in South Florida) it gets hot in the summer. Really hot. And humid. The last thing I want to do is be in the kitchen working on a hot stovetop or oven to make a meal for my family.

One meal we hadn’t had in years but made recently is beef roast. Why didn’t we have it for so long? When I was pregnant with Sous-Chef, I made a beef roast one night. Come dinner time, I couldn’t even stand the sight of it, let alone the smell. It made me want to puke (which, admittedly, when pregnant, happens pretty easily). Since that night, just the thought of it would turn my stomach. Yay pregnancy.

A few weeks ago, Justin timidly brought up the idea of trying beef roast again when we were making a grocery list and, to my surprise, it sounded good to me! So we made it the next day. I think he wanted to make it before I changed my mind again. I still didn’t eat a huge helping of it, but I wasn’t turned away from it like before.

Slow Cooker meals are so easy, and this one doesn’t disappoint in that regard. As long as you get a decent cut of meat, you don’t need to do anything except dump all of the ingredients in the cooker and go.

Beef Roast: A Full Meal in the Slow Cooker

And, would you look at that, there are quite a few vegetables in this meal as well! I’ve told you before that I am trying to get better at eating vegetables. The vegetables are the only thing that needs to be prepped for this meal. I will often cheat and buy the carrots already shredded just because that takes the longest. The potatoes only need to be cubed and the celery chopped.

Once you have everything in the slow cooker, cover it and set the temperature to low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. You want to make sure your meat is cooked at least to medium, and the potatoes should be very soft.

The meat should start to fall apart as you stir everything together. If it doesn’t, take it out and cut it into bite-sized chunks and return it to the cooker for a few minutes. Serve warm with as much of the juice as desired. I like to also have some buttered bread with mine because it’s so good dipped in the juice! You could also serve it with saltine crackers, either plain or buttered. Or, if you don’t want any of those, this is delicious just how it is!

Beef Roast: A Full Meal in the Slow Cooker

Beef Roast: A Full Meal in the Slow Cooker

Beef Roast: A Full Meal in the Slow Cooker

If you want to purchase the same slow cooker that I’ve been using for years, you can find it reasonably priced on Amazon here. I’ve actually taken this one on-the-go before, and it stayed sealed well in the car when I was transporting my Spiked Hot Apple Cider to a Christmas party.

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5 from 3 votes

Beef Roast

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 6 servings


  • 2 lb beef roast
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 10 baby red potatoes quartered
  • 1 cup carrots shredded
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 tbsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp garlic powder


  • Mix all ingredients together in the slow cooker
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours

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13 thoughts on “Beef Roast: A Full Meal in the Slow Cooker

  1. My mom use to cook beef roast and I loved it. It’s been many years since I had some. Gotta try this recipe in a slow cooker. Looks really good and very simple.

  2. Oh this sounds good! I haven’t made a roast since last winter when I decided to attempt it and try gravy making. It was so yummy and the leftovers were wonderful. You’ve got me motivated to try again!

  3. I absolutely love my slow cooker but I do find I don’t use it as much in the summer but I really should! This sounds fantastic and it’s been so long since I made beef roast I will have to add this to our rotation.

  4. This looks so delicious! The perfect comfort food… I don’t have a slow cooker but I’ve considered getting one for the longest time…
    Thank you for sharing this 🙂

  5. This good idea and I eat ice cream in winter haha and eat warm food less. When I get sick only I drink warm stuff.

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