Lush Roast Beef & Gravy

Submitted by Paulene Christie

Lush Roast Beef and Gravy

5 from 8 votes
Serving: 6
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6


  • Roast Beef 1-2kg
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 250g of fruit chutney (I love Rosella brand)
  • 2 tablespoons gravy powder (dry)


  • Add onion to slow cooker bowl and sit the beef on top
  • Combine other 3 ingredients and spread this mix over the beef
  • Cook on low for approx 6hrs for 1kg piece, 8hrs for 2kg piece or until cooked through to your preference
  • Remove roast beef and allow to rest while you thicken the sauce
  • Reduce the cooking liquids/gravy on searing setting of your slow cooker or over stovetop for approx 5mins to thicken
  • Slice your roast beef (I get best results with electric knife if you have one) then serve with the lush rich gravy generously poured over your beef and your vegetables of choice


  • I slow cook my roast vegetables using the 'Roast Vegetable' recipe of mine on this website

32 thoughts on “Lush Roast Beef & Gravy”

  1. I made this today and it turned out so delicious. ?โคโคโค. Absoultey loved it. Would recommend to anyone. I will be making this one again.
    Thank you so much for sharing a truly wonderful recipe.

  2. Kathryn Rickwood

    This is so delicious!
    I made this using 1.3 kg bolar blade roast and cooked for 6 hours on low.
    I didn’t have tomato paste, but I had a bottle of pizza sauce so I used that instead.
    Also added 1 tsp English mustard and mixed it all together.
    Also put large veggie peices around the outside (potato, carrot, sweet potato) cos I couldn’t be bothered cooking seperate veggies. Just zapped some peas and beans in m’wave later.
    While the meat was resting, I put gravy in a saucepan and let it reduce to thicken.
    The gravy was amazing, hubby loved it!

  3. Made this exactly as the recipe. This is absolutely delicious. The meat melted in our mouths and the sauce is amazing. This will be a regular at our house. I served it with baked potato, baked pumpkin and steamed spinach (with garlic and onion).

  4. Amanda Da Costa

    I canโ€™t stop making this. My kids love it. Guests love it. Itโ€™s sooooo delicious. And super easy!
    I used a BBC Good Food chutney recipe and use a jar every time I make this.

  5. HI ALL
    im going to try recipe as it sounds really nice . one question do you season the beef with salt and pepper first as i normally would ?

    1. If that’s what you usually do Keith you certainly still can ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’d just consider the fact though that the gravy powder will also have salt so you wouldn’t want to season with too much salt or the two together could be too much ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Trisha McPherson

    This was such a hit tonight. Made it exactly as recipe said. Absolutely mouth watering. 13 yo son smashed it and hubby loved it. Soooo much gravy.

  7. 5 stars
    Oh My Goodness, we love this recipe. I’ve now used it on Beef, Chicken, Lamb and Venison and every time we make it, everyone loves it!! It’s definitely a favourite in our house

  8. I cooked this for my son-in-law and cooked it for an extra hour as I didnโ€™t think it was soft enough. However, that was probably unnecessary as it does stay firm and the knife just glides through it so easily. As I was taking it to his place I carved the whole 1 kg piece and covered each layer with the sauce to keep it moist for him to reheat when needed. Later that night the expected phone call came to let me know how much he enjoyed his meal, I sent potato casserole, roast pumpkin and carrot and steamed beans to go with the meat.

  9. 5 stars
    This has become my husbandโ€™s favourite roast beef! I love how easy it is to prepare, it gets made regularly. Iโ€™m thinking of trying it with diced beef to serve over mash next time

  10. Sarah Middlemass

    5 stars
    It was delicious everyone LOVE IT even the almost 3yr old Granddaughter
    And I have never had fruit chutney before and I even liked it
    10 / 10

  11. 5 stars
    My fave. I make this at least once a fortnight and I always use brisket. Sometimes Iโ€™ll switch it up and use a rolled roast beef ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿคค

  12. My fave. I make this at least once a fortnight and I always use brisket. Sometimes Iโ€™ll switch it up and use a rolled roast beef.
    I use the tea towel trick for this dish too ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿคค

  13. 5 stars
    this roast beef recipe was an absolute winner …I slow cooked a 1.3kg roast for 7hrs …wrapped in foil for about 15mins & served with baked potatoes & carrots steamed broccoli & beans ….love love love and yes the Rosella chutney was a hit for flavour !!

  14. Omggggg best roast beef ever!!!
    And so easy, got 10/10 from family
    Thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe !

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