1-2-3 Roast Beef


October 24, 2015

1-2-3 Roast Beef 5 0 5 9
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • 5 mins

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 5 mins

  • Yields: 6


1kg or larger rolled rib roast beef

1.5 tbsp of dry gravy powder of your choice (I used traditional)

1/2 cup of hot water


1Place beef in slow cooker

2 Sprinkle gravy powder over roast

3 Pour hot water over roast


5That's it 🙂

6Cook all day on low - 6-8hrs depending on the size of your roast.




10*Inspired by Grace Macdonald who did this with a roast pork + roast pork gravy *


12You could also lay vegetables around your roast or use this great slow cooked roast vegetable method

Submitted by Paulene Christie


17 Reviews

Jodie Leemhuis

November 3, 2017

Absolutely amazing recipe! We cooked two 1kg marinated peppered beef roasts with this method for 7 hours on low and everyone was truly impressed with the result…plates were licked clean thanks to the delectable gravy 🙂

Linda Alexander

September 17, 2017

Such an easy recipe with brilliant results, Works every time!

Could it have cooked too hot?
For eg did you have a small roast in an almost empty cooker?
Or was it a very lean roast as they tend to be drier 🙂


August 11, 2017

I cooked this tonight and it was dry. Did i cook too long

Claudia Nulliah

June 25, 2017

This was sooo easy it surprised me as it was my first time using S/C thought l was going to muck it up ,my daughter just loved it and was eating it before l even got it to the table ,will do it again for sure , the only thing was l might have put too much water as l though wasn’t enough so gravy came out abt too runny but my own fault, should have stuck to recipe , the aroma through the house was amazing !!

Tanya Cefai

June 18, 2017

Extremely easy to cook such a classic dish. Very tasty and tender. A winner in this house!

Anne Strate

May 20, 2017

Made this for dinner tonight. Delicious and so easy! Started with a 1.5 kg Bolar Blade roast, put a chopped onion, potatoes and carrots around the meat in slow cooker, seasoned well with ground salt and pepper, minced garlic clove and sprinkled 2 tablespoons traditional gravy powder over meat. Added the 1/2 cup hot water, a good splash of Worcestershire sauce, fresh bay leaves and sprigs of thyme. 8 hours on low and turned out perfectly! Thickened gravy a little before serving with a bit more gravy powder.

Fantastic!! 🙂

Steve Lord

March 1, 2017

Used a 1.3kb topside roast, added some thyme, rock salt and cracked pepper and 500ml beef stock along with the water. Only required 6 hours on low and meat is just so tender. Mixed in Gravox supreme with the liquid and have made the most beautiful, rich gravy. Will never be doing a roast in an oven again, this recipe so easy and so tasty.

Talia Pershouse

January 9, 2017

This was delicious . Melted in our mouths. Added garlic powder, salt, pepper and extra gravy

Valerie Fitzsimons

January 2, 2017

Mmmmm delicious. I added a black pepper salt thyme crust and wine mushroom and garlic which formed a wonderful gravy. I will be coking roast beef this way from now on.

Genevieve McKenzie

June 16, 2016

Tried this a couple of days ago. Easy 🙂 Substituted the water for 1 litre of beef stock, with extra gravy powder. The meat was yummo and the gravy was the best I’ve ever had!!


May 22, 2016

I’ll be trying this one next yum

Robyn Pullen

March 30, 2016

wow so easy to do ,just fell apart and so tasty. Will be doing this again ( no hot oven going). Thanks enjoyed


March 21, 2016

So so easy! And yum, very tender. Will always do beef roast like this in future!


February 25, 2016

well cooked and tender but flavourless

Rozi Pottsy

February 19, 2016

Easy Peasy way to cook Roast Beef
for something so easy, comes something so tasty

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