Beef pot roast slow cooker recipe

beef pot roast


Whenever I am shopping and I see the large beef joints on special offer I always get one for the freezer because even if I don’t use it for a large party of people I can use it in a beef pot roast slow cooker recipe and freeze the cooked half we won’t eat for another day.

Many think of roast for autumn and winter but the beauty of this recipe cooked in the slow cooker is when it’s finished it falls apart, I didn’t take an after photo as it was looking more like pulled beef rather than slices of roast BUT it tasted divine.

This is a very simple but tasty beef pot roast. I have added to the classic recipe by using ingredients that were in my fridge and cupboards at the time so be adventurous, chop and change the ingredients too, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is and amazed at the excellent results.

Beef pot roast - slow cooker recipe
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A beef pot roast that melts in your mouth and delivers a ton of flavour with it.
  • 2 potatoes peeled and halved
  • 1 aubergine sliced and diced
  • 2 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 onion cut into wedges
  • Olive oil for browning
  • 800g piece of braising steak for 4 people
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tsps paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp Asafoetida (optional) (Schwartz)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons of chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped finely
  • 350 ml beef stock
  • 150 red wine
  • 2 tsp black onion seeds (Schwartz)
  • 2 tbsp beef gravy granules + 2 tbsp water
  1. Toss the potatoes, aubergine, carrots and onion wedges in a little oil to colour and soften then add to the slow cooker.
  2. Seal the meat in the same frying pan adding more oil if necessary.
  3. In a glass or small pot make a paste with the mustard, paprika, cayenne pepper, asafoetida, cumin, garlic and chopped rosemary.
  4. Coat the beef with the paste and place on top of the sautéed vegetables
  5. Pour in the stock and wine careful not to wash off the rub and sprinkle the black onion seeds over the top. I added a sprig of rosemary too.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  7. Remove the beef and leave to stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
  8. Remove the vegetables from the liquid in the slow cooker and keep warm.
  9. Blend the gravy granules with the water in a glass or pot until smooth and then add to the liquid, cook on high until it thickens, about 10 minutes.
  10. Serve the beef sliced with the vegetables and gravy
I think the rub can be made in many different ways feel free to change the spices I have used.
When we cut the beef it fell to pieces, it was delicious but difficult to cut a perfect slice.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 Calories: 4855 Fat: 1g Saturated fat: 0g Unsaturated fat: 0g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 180g Sugar: 41g Sodium: 513mg Fiber: 8g Protein: 11g Cholesterol: 0mg



  1. June 12, 2014 / 11:34 AM

    I am still to invest in a slow cooker, but I keep seeing great sounding recipes around that are tempting me! We are veggies, but I usually find I can still adapt the same recipe with a meat replacement, and I like the sound of the herbs and spices in this dish.

  2. June 12, 2014 / 12:55 PM

    I’ve never made a roast in my slow cooker, but I think I’ll try this. It looks amazing and I still have to find a roast that I can impress my mum with. She makes the best beef roast in the world ;)

  3. June 12, 2014 / 4:17 PM

    I love my slow cooker but I’ve heard horror stories of how tough beef comes out but your recipe sounds delicious *printed and added to must cook pile*

  4. June 12, 2014 / 9:45 PM

    This looks delicious – I think this is definitely one to try :)

  5. June 12, 2014 / 10:12 PM

    I think you should invite me to dinner then I can taste it (please)

  6. June 12, 2014 / 10:35 PM

    That sounds perfect. I’m doing similar with a gammon tomorrow and it will last us all weekend, but the beef looks absolutely delicious. Definitely going to give that a try.

  7. June 13, 2014 / 12:35 AM

    *dribbles down chin* Beef? Mustard? Yes please! *passes plate*

  8. October 22, 2014 / 7:34 PM

    Thanks for joining in Slow Cooker Sunday Mari.I know think I’m a veggie/vegan but we do eat meat occasionally and beef from my local mobile butcher is our favourite.

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