Lush Roast Beef & Gravy


November 15, 2020

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 7 hrs
  • Yields: 6-8


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)


1Add onion to slow cooker bowl and sit the beef on top

2Combine other 3 ingredients and spread this mix over the beef

3Cook on low for approx 6hrs for 1kg piece, 8hrs for 2kg piece or until cooked through to your preference

4Remove roast beef and allow to rest while you thicken the sauce

5Reduce the cooking liquids/gravy on searing setting of your slow cooker or over stovetop for approx 5mins to thicken

6Slice 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


1I slow cook my roast vegetables using the 'Roast Vegetable' recipe of mine on this website

Submitted by Paulene Christie


19 Reviews


September 11, 2022

Very tasty. 1.5kg topside roast on low for 9h. I sliced (it really just fell apart just by putting the knife near it) & added the meat back to the sauce before serving. Will make again with no changes.

Trisha McPherson

August 7, 2022

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.

If that’s what you usually do Keith you certainly still can πŸ™‚
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 πŸ™‚

Keith Kyle

July 10, 2022

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 ?

Amanda Da Costa

June 2, 2022

I can’t stop making this. My kids love it. Guests love it. It’s sooooo delicious. And super easy!
I used a BBC Good Food chutney recipe and use a jar every time I make this.

Linda Robinson

January 20, 2022

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).

Kathryn Rickwood

January 17, 2022

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!

Narelle Rieniets

September 7, 2021

Was a winner with the hubby & the kids. Definitely will be making again. Thank you.


August 20, 2021

Both hubby and I really enjoyed it. Makes a lot of gravy!! I will definitely be making this again.

How about a tomato relish πŸ™‚


June 5, 2021

No fruit chutney. Replacement,?


May 16, 2021

Thank you for a very simple but absolutely delicious recipe. πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜

No liquid needed πŸ™‚ It will release lots of it’s own – you don’t want to stew it


March 12, 2021

Hi Pauline, how much liquid do you add? Looking forward to trying out this recipe.

Tina Wight

February 20, 2021

Was extremely delicious and easy to make. Will make it again for sure.

Tina Wight

February 18, 2021

I made this today and it turned out so delicious. πŸ˜‹β€β€β€. Absoultey loved it. Would recommend to anyone. I will be making this one again.
Thank you so much for sharing a truly wonderful recipe.


January 17, 2021

Absolutely delicious. The gravy is the best. A fantastic, easy family meal.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

November 17, 2020

Look forward to hearing what you think Ken πŸ™‚

Ken Margetts

November 16, 2020

Doing this tomorrow thank you ☺️

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