Easy Beef Pot Roast

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June 14, 2018

Easy Beef Pot Roast 5 0 5 6

A one pot healthy budget friendly family meal with tender roast beef and vegetables

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • 10 mins

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 10 mins

  • Yields: Serves 4-6


1.5kg Beef roast (Brisket, topside, chuck)

2 large Carrots, thickly sliced

2 large Potatoes, sliced into thick sticks

2 rashers Bacon, diced

1 Leek, thickly sliced

3 Garlic cloves, diced or crushed

8 small Eschallots (onions), peeled

200g Mushrooms

2 or 3 Bay leaves, depending on size

4 large sprigs of Thyme or 1 tspn dried Thyme leaves

Cracked Pepper


1tblspn Cornflour


1Place carrots and potatoes in slow cooker bowl

2Scatter bacon, leek and garlic over carrots and potatoes

3Season beef with cracked pepper and place in slow cooker bowl

4Place eschallots and mushrooms around beef

5Add bay leaves and thyme

6Cook on LOW for 8hrs (Contempo 5.5L sc)

7Mix the cornflour with 2 tblspns of water

8Remove beef, cover with foil and allow to rest for 10-15mins

9Season vegetables with salt and pepper to taste, stir in cornflour mix and leave to thicken

10Slice beef and serve with vegetables and sauce

Submitted by Felicity Barnett


16 Reviews


February 10, 2022

Wonderful recipe, will definitely make again.

I’d go at least 10hrs low for one so large Sarah 🙂

Sarah Anderson

June 9, 2021

I have a 2.3kg chuck roast beef how long do I cook for please


May 26, 2021

Wow! I’ll be making this again. A hit with everyone in the family. The smell while it was cooking was very teasing but definitely got the spot at meal time. I added a lot of pepper for a pepper gravy. Delicious

No added water or liquid 🙂 It produces heaps


May 15, 2021

Hi there seeen so many yummy looking pics about roast beef and others so decided to try for myself! What I am puzzled about is there is no mention to add any water or oil to the SC pot so am assuming that would be a NO?? I also assume it must be cooking in it’s own juices hence no mention?


June 1, 2020

Yum! Big day so threw this in this morning. Par boiled potatoes for 15min to be safe

Leonie Jones

April 26, 2020

This was amazing. The taste, the texture…everything was perfect and it left us all silent in appreciation as we ate it. It’s not often that my family are quiet around the dinner table – there’s so much talking going on that a meal can take ages to consume and goes cold. But with this recipe we were silent except for the initial exclamation of “Yum!” Plates were cleaned, seconds were had and there was none left over.

Nikki N

March 14, 2020

This is AMAZING! I added lots of extra veggies until my slow cooker was full to the brim and had it on low for 8 hours. I highly recommend this – it made a tough old cut of beef DELICIOUS!

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 11, 2019

It will reduce cooking time though risks drying it out or not as tender. I often start a roast of high to give it a kick start then leave it on low after the first 2hrs


November 11, 2019

Can you cook on high for a shorter amount of time please?

Frith Palenski

July 20, 2019

This is a great recipe I’ve made it with rolled beef and bolar beef. The rolled beef was better more tender. But both were good and a lovely flavor. A real favorite!


April 15, 2019

Delicious. Great for my large family. Will definently make this more regulary.

No water needed at all.
Always best not to ever use boiling water too as it can crack your bowl


December 30, 2018

I am new to using slow cookers , I take it you always add boiling water to cook your meat joints in ,


November 15, 2018

OMG so very good, great flavours. Enough to serve 3 adults, and 2 meals put aside frozen for lunches, plus some cold meat over the weekend for sandwiches.

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