Easy Crock Pot Dinner

READY IN: 21mins
Recipe by BeachGirl

Nothing can be easier than this scrumptious dinner! It cooks unattended until the last 5 minutes of cooking. Add a salad or green vegetable for a complete meal. This recipe will work for any size roast (beef or venison), just cook larger ones a little longer and smaller ones a little less.

Top Review by PSU Lioness

This was a really great recipe. I didn't use the mushrooms or trim the fat (which I wish I would have done in hindsight) so I couldn't make the gravy because of the amount of fat that came from the roast. I used a chuck roast and it got so tender that it just fell apart and I couldn't lift it out of the crock pot. The flavors were great! My SO said this is one of the best roasts that I have ever made. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place roast in crock pot.
  2. Add potatoes and carrots.
  3. If using mushrooms, add them now.
  4. Pour dry soup mix, black pepper and bouillon into 2-cup measuring cup.
  5. Gradually add water, stirring to mix soup (breaking up lumps) and water, adding enough water to make 1-1/2 cups.
  6. Add sherry until mixture reaches 2-cup mark.
  7. Pour liquid over and around veggies and meat.
  8. Cover and turn crock pot to desired temperature: LOW (8 hours) or HIGH (4-6 hours) or until roast is tender.
  9. During the last hour of cooking, I slide the veggies from atop the roast into the hot juices so they get additional flavor.
  10. To serve: Remove roast and veggies from crock pot and place on serving platter to rest.
  11. To make Gravy: Put 1/4 cup water in small jar.
  12. Add cornstarch and stir to dissolve.
  13. Pour cold slurry into hot crock pot and stir until gravy is thickened, about 5 minutes.

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