Thursday, January 10, 2013

Slow Cooker Roast Beef

Saturday is always a family day for us. This is the time for me to cook a hearty meal for the whole family, there is nothing better than homemade cooking. It  is cheaper, healthier and taste much better than does serves in the restaurant.

This weekend, I prepared the family favorite roast beef, but this time I cooked it in a slow cooker. Hubby suggested to add apple and orange on the roast for added flavor and it turned out moist and delicious fall apart roast. The stock makes a wonderful gravy by thickening with cornstarch and the left over roast can be a good barbecue sandwich.

  • 3-4 lbs beef chuck roast, trimmed off excess fat
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 granny smith apple, peel core and cut into squares
  • 1 (navel) orange, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 large white onion, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 tsp black ground pepper,
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tbsps cold water
  • 2 bay leaves

Side dish Vegetables:
  • frozen corn on the cob, cook according to package direcrtion
  • green beans
  • brocolli
  • carrot

  1. Put roast beef in a slow cooker, sprinkle with salt and ground black pepper.
  2. Add the apples, orange, onions and bay leaves.
  3. Drizzle with Worcestershire.
  4. Add 1 tbsp. cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp. cold water.
  5. Cover, cook on low for 10 hours. Roast is done when meat falls apart.
  6. Transfer roast to a serving plate or to a cutting board to thinly slice against the grain, wait 10 minutes before cutting the roast.

How to cook the vegetables for side dish and the gravy:
  1. Pour the juice through a fine-mesh sieve.
  2. Put in a sauce pan, boil, turn stove into medium high fire.
  3. Add carrots and half cook, remove from pan, set aside. Do the same to other vegetables.
  4. Continue boiling the dripping until it reduce to 1/3 and stirring constantly to thicken. You can add more cornstarch for a thicker consistency. 
  5. Place vegetables in a serving plate
  6. Serve with mashed potato or rice and sauce/gravy.


  1. Wow! Gusto kong subukan ito aj. :-D Hopefully maging magaling ako magluto para makagawa ako ng ganitong dish kapag nagkapamilya na ako.

  2. bili ka lang crock pot or slow cooker. lagay lahat don ang ingredients at iwan, balikan pagluto na at may masarap ka ng pagkain.

  3. Perfect timing! I already have some boneless pork unthawed and I am planning to make something out of our crock pot. I was thinking of something similar but I'll give your recipe a try. Thank you for sharing. The pic look really scrumptious. I agree eating at home is healthier and much cheaper. :)

  4. wow! sounds easy to do but we do not have slow cooker at home. i wish i am that free housemaker -- cook sth nice for the family.

  5. Slow cooker is my best friend in the kitchen now. I do not have to worry about cooking time. Love this recipe sis.


  6. I made a roast beef a couple of days ago, it's one of our favorites at home.

  7. aawwww those looks good for a hungry stomach like mine right now. I miss corn in a cob

  8. Mommy, that looks oh so good! Something that my family would enjoy. We rarely eat out because I always love to cook our own food in that way we know that the food is going to be safe and clean to eat. :) Hmmm.. nothing better than home cooked meals enjoyed by the family.

  9. You are right home cooking is way better than eating in a restaurant where mostly you are paying for the name than the quality of food being served. The roast is so yummy looking, felt hungry now.

  10. Oh those are delicious! I never been able to cook using our slow cooker for a while, i will maybe next couple of weeks! Thanks for sharing this appetizing recipe!

  11. Sound really delicious and easy to make. Love to try this recipe out.

  12. Oh I wish I can make one like this. Lazy me needs to do it anyway but I love roast beef...

  13. I agree, nothing beats homecooking and this roast beef of yours is mouthwatering!

  14. love, love roast beef but i'm trying to stay away from it especially after the holiday feast. thanks for sharing the recipe though. I'll refer to this when I'm done with my beef abstinence.

  15. Cooking your own food is truly the best since you can choose healthy ingredients for your dish.

    What you prepared looks so delish. I hope I can learn how to cook this one too.

  16. Yum yum yum! Nagutom tuloy ako! :D It's been a while since I last had corn. I should buy some next grocery shopping trip!


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