Roasts are excellent meals for holidays and occasions of all types, and if you need a yummy beef roast for your next event, we’ve got just the recipe! This is a delicious and simple slow cooker beef roast for those wanting to make the best roast with minimal effort put in.
How Long Does This Take?
To be able to plan your day, you probably want to know how long this recipe will take. The cook time is 6-8 hours on low, which is best for the most tender roast. Your prep time varies depending on how quickly you can get things into your slow cooker, but at most, it would take you up to 20 minutes to cut everything up and prep ingredients.
Can I Leave A Slow Cooker All Day?
Once you get your roast in and turn the heat on low, you can truly walk away for the 6-8 hours of cooking. It’s good to check on things every so often, and you’ll have to add some veggies towards the end, but otherwise, you can leave this alone for most of the day.
What Do I Need?
You will need 2 pounds of a beef roast, some small potatoes, baby or sliced carrots, celery, beef bouillon, salt and pepper, and water for today’s roast. You’ll also need a slow cooker and tools to slice your roast after it’s finished and serve dishes or plates if you want to serve the meal outside of the cooker.
How Much Does This Make?
Our recipe will make you 2 pounds of roast and plenty of side veggies for it, which can serve typically 4-6 people. It depends on how much your guests or family will eat. One roast of this size is usually plenty for most families to enjoy easily. You may even have some leftovers for a smaller household.
What Can I Do With Leftovers?
You can always reheat leftovers in your cooker or oven, or microwave, to eat for lunch or dinner afterward. But you can also use beef roast to make things like soups or other leftover-based dishes if you want to switch it up. To prevent drying out your meat, be sure to store your roast in some of its juices in the fridge.
Why Do I Add Potatoes Late?
Some of your veggies will have to be added later on in cooking to ensure they don’t get overcooked in your dish. Mainly we’re just talking about your potatoes. You want to put those in close to finishing the meal because it’ll cook them without getting them too tender or mushy in your pot and taking over the dish.
Do I Need All The Veggies?
Those of us with picky eaters in the house or allergies probably are wondering if we can skip out on any of the veggie ingredients in this. Yes, you can definitely remove any of the vegetables if you need to. But if you’re doing so for picky eaters, you may be better off keeping them in and just not eating those veggies since they add flavor.
When Can I Serve Beef Roast?
Beef roast works for a lot of different events. Some holidays are great for beef roasts, similarly to how many people always eat corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day. You can even just serve a beef roast because you feel like it on a normal dinner day. It can be nice not to have to be over the stove cooking and let things cook on their own.
Making a roast in the slow cooker will save you a lot of time on prep and stove usage, so you have nothing to lose if you have a slow cooker around to try this with! Follow the recipe below to get an amazing beef roast with your slow cooker that will wow your guests or family members for the next event or holiday you need one for.
Slow Cooker Beef Roast
- 2 lb beef roast – rump, sirloin, or chuck are the ones I like to use
- 6 small potatoes
- 2 cups baby carrots or sliced carrots
- 2 stalks celery
- 5 cubes beef bouillon
- Salt and pepper
- 2 cups water
- Remove the roast from the packaging and set it in the bottom of the slow cooker pot.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper on the roast.
- Add bouillon and carrots.
- Rinse and chop celery, then add to pot.
- Pour in 2 cups of water.
- Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours. *Note that it is most tender when cooked on low.
- Peel, rinse, and cut potatoes into 2-inch chunks, then add to the slow cooker 45 minutes before its scheduled time to finish cooking.
- To serve, remove the roast and veggies from the slow cooker. Slice the roast.