Versatile Roast Beef in the Crock Pot

Total Time
12hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 hrs

A great versatile beef recipe that is sure to please- - perfect for entertaining & potlucks!! Just put the roast in the crock pot in the early morning with your favorite seasonings (see variations below), and by afternoon you will have delicious melt-in-your-mouth beef, ready for a traditional sit-down roast beef dinner, or your favorite sandwich! Leftovers are fabulous!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put sliced onions into the bottom of the crock pot.
  2. Place trimmed meat into crock pot. Top with minced garlic, salt, pepper, and the green chilies (if using, see variations below).
  3. Cover and cook on low 10 to 12 hours (high 5 to 6 hours), or until meat is tender and flakes easily with a fork, and onions are golden and caramelized. Please note that cook times may vary with different crock pot models.
  4. Remove beef to a cutting board or pan. At this stage you may slice meat in the traditional fashion and serve with mashed potatoes, gravy and vegetables for a traditional sit-down roast beef dinner, -or- shred the meat for sandwiches (see below). Shred meat using two forks, then use a slotted spoon to scoop out caramelized onions (and chiles, if using) and stir into the shredded beef mixture.
  5. Reserve some of the stock for au jus dipping, if desired. The remaining stock makes a great gravy (thicken with a little flour or cornstarch), or soup base, or save for another use.
  6. VARIATIONS:.
  7. Italian Sandwiches:.
  8. Use a 10 ounce jar of peperoncinis (undrained) and a 1-ounce packet Good Seasons Italian seasonings in place of the green chiles & seasonings; serve with a slice of provolone on French or Italian mini-rolls.
  9. Barbecue Beef Sandwiches:.
  10. Substitute about 2 cups barbecue sauce for the mild green chilies; serve on buttered mini-rolls.
  11. -Or- serve meat in tacos with all the trimmings, or use for Easy Cheesy Beef Enchiladas #276142, or Big Thick Buttery Roast Beef 'n Cheddar Sammies #283972 -- the possibilities are endless.
  12. Leftovers are awesome, enjoy!
Most Helpful

5 5

Love this! Made the barbecue beef. After cooking on high for 4 hours, I took the beef out and sliced it, then put it back in the crock pot to soak some of the sauce in. Delicious!!! Thanks for posting BecR

5 5

I need 10 stars for this recipe-used the Italian method using a chuck roast. YUM! I thought the 10 hours would never ends--the delicious smell drove us crazy! Thanks, Becky, will try the other methods as well.

5 5

This roast was delicious!! The house smelled wonderful all day. My family said this was a definate keeper!! I used it to make the sandwiches and we loved it. Thanks for the recipe.