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Slow Cooker Roast Beef Recipe
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Slow Cooker Roast Beef
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Slow Cooker Roast Beef

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"Excellent Roast Beef with plenty of juices which can be thickened for gravy."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    22 hrs

    22 hrs 30 mins


  1. Pour the soy sauce and dry onion soup mix into the slow cooker. Mix well. Place chuck roast into slow cooker. Add water until the top 1/2 inch of the roast is not covered. Add the fresh ground pepper over the top.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 22 hours.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 15, 2008

Since I had a sirloin tip roast that certainly wouldn't need 22 hours in the slow cooker, I only cooked it about 7-1/2 hours and it was done perfectly. I set the roast on a bed of cremini mushrooms, used beefy onion soup mix, since that's what I had in the pantry, only 2 T. of soy sauce to avoid this being too salty, a bay leaf, and just a mere cup of water. The house smelled wonderful and the roast was delicious and flavorful with a rich au jus. We're looking forward to having the leftovers as French Dip sandwiches!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 01, 2010

Wow. Unless you modify this recipe, be prepared to drink a gallon of water. It is saltier than a can of sardines!

Feb 17, 2006

This was really good. I made a few changes though. I used low sodium soy sauce and dry onion mushroom soup mix and it was not salty at all. The beef does not need to be in the slow cook for 22 hours. That is way too long. I put mine on high in the slow cooker and it was done in about 4-5 hours and was really tender and juicy.

Aug 07, 2007

My husband made this, so you know it is darn easy! Cooked on low 8 hours the first day, put in the fridge overnight, lifted off the fat in the morning (my trick!) and then put it back on low for 8 more hours with quartered red potatoes, carrots and onions added in. Very juicy and flavorful. We always use low sodium soy.

Oct 21, 2006

Put a 3lb roast in at 7am, put in carrots and potatoes at 1pm, and ate at 6pm. It was perfect! Used low sodium soy. Will do this often.

Jun 04, 2003

Thanks so much for this recipe, Tracy! I had my in-laws over for this the first time I made it. It was the best roast we've ever had. What "made" the roast was the juice it simmers in and it makes the absolute BEST gravy for hot roast beef sandwiches the next day. I used about 4 large tbsp. of corn strach mixed with water to give the juice it's gravy consistency before serving. You can't find better tasting rost beef gravy than this at any restaurant!! I will make this time and time again. Very impressive. Who would know it is SOOOO easy?

Mar 04, 2009

This did not take 22 hours, it took about 8 on low. It was very tender. I used low sodium soy sauce and a can of low sodium beef broth with a cup of water. I added a bay leaf and fresh portabella mushrooms. It smelled great and tasted even better. Very simple!

Sep 17, 2003

Fantastic! The beef was sooo soft and delicious! It just took 12 hours in my Rival oval slow cooker. I will definitely try this recipe again but with modifications. My roast was way too salty for me, so I'm going to try to cut back on the onion soup mix and soy sauce. I added 1 1/2 to 2 cups more water to make the juice less salty. To thicken it, I added instant mashed potatoes.


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  • Calories
  • 555 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.4 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 161 mg
  • 54%
  • Fat
  • 40.8 g
  • 63%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 40.4 g
  • 81%
  • Sodium
  • 1369 mg
  • 55%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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