The ONLY Beef Roast Recipe You Need In Your Life (Easy Peasy!)

This beef roast recipe is so easy that I’m almost embarrassed to share it as a “recipe.”  Let’s just call it a crazy-easy idea that will make you look like a rock star wife. It’s one of my favorite belly-warming, southern comfort foods that will please a crowd!

CRAZY-easy beef roast recipe!

Easy beef roast recipe

A printable recipe card and specific instructions are below but here’s the basic idea. ->>>  You’ll sear the meat for just a couple minutes (I explain below).  Add beef roast to slow cooker.  Add water, seasonings, and vegetables.  At the end of the cooking time, stir in “flour & water mixture.” Wait for ten minutes.  Grab a plate, it’s time to eat!

Ingredients:

  • 1 T oil
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 Beef Roast
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 T pepper
  • 1 T seasoned salt
  • 4 chopped potatoes
  • 1 1/2 Cup thawed sliced carrots
  • 1 T pepper
  • 1 T salt

Instructions:

  1. *optional* Let oil and butter get hot in a skillet on med/high. Brown meat for 1 minute each side or until brown.
  2. Add meat to slow cooker
  3. Pour water to slow cooker
  4. Shake pepper and seasoned salt over meat
  5. Place chopped potatoes and sliced carrots on top of meat
  6. Add salt and pepper over veggies
  7. Let cook for 6 hours on low
  8. After 6 hours, stir in 1 T butter
  9. Mix flour and 1 C water and pour over meal
  10. Stir, replace lid, and let cook 10 minutes
  11. Serve!

Here’s your printable recipe card:

Beef Roast Recipe!
 
Ingredients
  • 1 T oil
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 Beef Roast
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 T pepper
  • 1 T seasoned salt
  • 4 chopped potatoes
  • 1 1/2 Cup thawed sliced carrots
  • 1 T pepper
  • 1 T salt
  • 1 Cup water
  • 2 T flour
Instructions
  1. *optional* Let oil and butter get hot in skillet on med/high
  2. Brown meat for 1 minute each side or until brown
  3. Add meat to slow cooker
  4. Pour water to slow cooker
  5. Shake pepper and seasoned salt over meat
  6. Place chopped potatoes and sliced carrots on top of meat
  7. Add salt and pepper over veggies
  8. Let cook for 6 hours on low
  9. After 6 hours, stir in 1 T butter
  10. Mix flour and 1 C water and pour over meal
  11. Stir, replace lid, and let cook 10 minutes
  12. Serve!

Why sear the meat?

You can take your roast out of the package and place it straight into the slow cooker to cook.  So why do I go to the trouble of quickly searing browning both sides of the meat first? The point is to caramelize the sugars and proteins present in the meat which really bumps up the flavor. The trick is to add that meat to a really hot skillet of oil and butter (med/high) to pull off a beautiful, brown crust on the outside.

Why beef roast vegetables on top?

I’ve tried cooking vegetables below the meat in the slow cooker and I do not like how they overcook and get mushy. By stacking the potatoes and carrots on top, they cook just right and are even have a little crunch. Be sure to cook the full six hours on low so those veggies will get done.  By the way, you can choose whatever vegetables you’d like.

Thickening the gravy

After the beef roast has been cooking on low in the slow cooker for six hours, it’s broth will be thin.  Add a little flour to a cup of water and letting it cook for ten more minutes, you’ll have the perfect gravy consistency. This can be saved for another dish when the beef roast is long gone. Watch the video below to get a great visual of this easy beef roast.

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Can’t get easier than that!

CRAZY-easy beef roast recipe!

 

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