How to Cook Beef Roast in a Crock-Pot

You can cook a beef roast while you go about your everyday activities.
You can cook a beef roast while you go about your everyday activities. (Image: Baked corned beef with potatoes image by Elzbieta Sekowska from Fotolia.com)

Most people like beef roast, especially when it is tender and juicy. It is simple and easy to cook a beef roast in the crock pot while you go about your normal day's activities.

Things You'll Need

  • Beef roast
  • Dry onion soup mix
  • 1 can of golden mushroom soup
  • 1 can of mushroom slices or whole mushrooms
  • 1 medium to large size onion
  • 1 large potato per person
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Two cups of baby broccoli florets
  • Season-All
  • Seasoned pepper
  • Water
  • Plate
  • Bowl
  • Dish for sauce or gravy

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Thaw a frozen roast prior to cooking. This can be done by placing it in the refrigerator for 24 to 36 hours prior to cooking. It can also be done by putting it through the defrost cycle of a microwave oven.

Prepare the vegetables that you want to cook along with your roast. Potatoes should be cut into one-quarter inch slices or into cubes about 1 inch (or smaller) in size. Onions should be cut into slices. Carrots should be cut into 1/8-inch slices. Celery should be cut into about 1/2-inch pieces. Use baby broccoli florets. Mushrooms should be sliced or whole; not in pieces.

Open one can of golden mushroom soup to use as sauce for your beef roast.

Season the roast on both sides with 1 tbsp. Season-All salt and 1 tsp. seasoned pepper.

Cut the roast, if necessary, to make certain it will fit into the Crock-Pot. Layer the meat as little as possible to avoid lengthening the time required for cooking.

Place 1/2 cup of water in the bottom on the Crock-Pot.

Turn on the Crock-Pot and set it at high.

Pour half of the mushroom soup into the Crock-Pot.

Pour half of the dry onion soup mix into the Crock-Pot.

Place half of the prepared vegetables into the Crock-Pot.

Put the seasoned roast into the Crock-Pot.

Place the other half of the prepared vegetables into the pot.

Place the other half of the mushroom soup into the pot.

Pour the other half of the dry onion soup mix on top of everything.

Pour 1/2 cup of water on top and then close the crock pot tightly.

Cook the beef roast on high for between four and six hours, depending upon the size of the roast and the degree of doneness you desire such as medium or medium well. Check the roast regularly until it meets your expectations. If it appears to be cooking too quickly, turn the crock pot on to low to finish. If it cooks faster than you want, put the Crock-Pot on warm until you are ready to serve.

Remove the roast from the pot and plate it.

Remove the vegetables from the pot and prepare them for serving.

Use the natural sauce from the roast and veggies as is, or you can make a gravy with it using your favorite gravy recipe.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can always start the cooker in the morning and arrive home later to a home cooked meal.
  • Follow the manufacturer's directions when using any kitchen appliance.
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