Amidst frosty cold weather, there is nothing as soul-warming as a full meal packed with intense meaty flavors, protein, and flavor-infused vegetables. This Tender Slow Cooked Roast Beef is a hassle-free meaty delight smothered in a rich homemade serving of gravy.
This is a satisfyingly full meal that will grant you major cooking credits from your loved ones during your next family dinner. This warm picturesque Slow Cooked Roast Beef is a mouthwatering main meal.
It is simple to make, and will leave your taste buds immensely satisfied!
Slow Cooked Roast Beef
This wholesome meal is packed with all the right fuel for a soul and body warming experience. Combining flavor-infused protein, vegetables, and a sprinkle of magic, this Slow Cooked Roast Beef can’t be beaten in terms of taste, convenience, and overall cooking experience.
Pair It with Your Favorite Side Dish
It is always fun pairing our dinner’s main attraction with random side dishes that will intensify those deep flavors. So here’s what I think would pair wonderfully with our tender Slow Cooked Roast Beef.
Now, although this recipe includes some vegetables like carrots, onions, and potatoes, it would also be a good idea to add a bowl of fresh salad on the side. I recommend trying a side of a simple Middle Eastern Salad, Fattoush with dressing, or a Lebanese Tabouli Salad.
Seasoned to Perfection!
Tips For Perfect Results
When getting yourself busy with a new recipe, it is always advisable to keep a few things into consideration to attain perfect results. So let’s just say I might have a few tips up my sleeve to make your cooking journey a breeze.
Tip 1: Prep your ingredients the night before. Place the chopped vegetables in containers in the fridge, have all of the spices ready, and enjoy a stress-free cooking session the following day.
Tip 2: Mix things up by adding your favorite vegetables to the slow cooker. In addition to the carrots, tomatoes, and onions I mentioned in the recipe, you can add broccoli, brussel sprouts, winter greens, or even cauliflower.
Tip 3: Don’t be stingy with your seasoning. Remember that it is not a matter of getting a perfectly seasoned roast, you don’t want your vegetables to taste bland.
Tip 4: When rubbing the seasoning mix onto the roast, make sure you get into the creases of the meat. This enhances flavor and ensures every bite of the roast packs a taste that will linger!
Pleasing in Every Known Way!
Frequently Asked Questions
It is important to note that the longer you cook your roast, you will have a higher chance of getting a tender bite. So, keep in mind that if your roast is a bit hard to chew, cook it for a little while longer.
There are a lot of tips to follow to avoid a dry roast. Make sure you have enough liquid in the cooker, don’t overcook your meat, and aim at using a fatty cut of meat.
Sure you can! Keep your leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. As for the gravy, freeze it in an ice cube tray, pop them in a freezer bag, and use within 3 months.
A Tender And Juicy Bite
Make Your Classic Beef Gravy From Scratch
We all know that a roast beef just wouldn’t taste the same without a layer of classic homemade gravy on top. It is quite an integral part of the whole meal; and let’s be honest, the taste just wouldn’t be as satisfying without it! So here’s how to make your own Beef Gravy.
First, take 2 cups of the beef stock and place them in a pot on medium heat. In the meantime, mix 2 tablespoons of starch with ¼ cup of cold water in a small bowl until the starch dissolves.
Pour the mixture into the pot on high heat and mix until the gravy thickens. Add a final pinch of salt and allspice, then pour onto your tender Slow Cooked Roast Beef.
A Labor of Love!
The Ingredients You Need
For The Rub
- olive or avocado oil
- white pepper
- 7 spices (or all spice)
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- black pepper
Into the Slow Cooker:
- bouillon cubes
- Bay leaves (optional)
- anise star
Simple Yet Filling
Follow These Simple Instructions
Prepare Your Roast
First, in a small bowl, mix together the white pepper, seven spices, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and salt.
Next, place the roast in a large tray and rub ½ the of the spice mixture (set the other half of the spice mix aside) all around with avocado oil or olive oil and all around the roast as well.
Then, in large skillet heat your oil on medium-low heat, then place the roast to brown for 2-3 minutes on each side or until browned.
Prepare Your Slow Cooker
First, place the browned and seasoned roast into the slow cooker. Add the remaining spice mix to 3 cups of water, mix, then pour around the roast.
Throw in the bouillon cubes, cloves, and bay leaves into the water, and place the peeled and cubed potatoes, carrots, and onions around the roast.
Finally, cover and slow cook for 6-10 hours on low heat.
Follow This Process!
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Tender Slow Cooked Roast Beef
For the Rub
- 6 lb roast
- ¼ cup olive oil or avocado oil
- 1 tablespoon white pepper
- 1 tablespoon 7 spices or all spice
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoons salt
For the Slow Cooker
- 3 bouillon cubes
- 4-5 bay leaves optional
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 anise star
- 4 cloves
- 2 carrots largely chopped
- 2 onions largely chopped
- 2 cut potatoes largely chopped
Prepare Your Roast
- In a small bowl mix together the white pepper, seven spices (or all spice), paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and salt.
- Place the roast on a large tray then drizzle 3 tablespoons of olive oil all over the roast beef and rub.
- Use half of the spice mixture and rub using your hand (I wore a glove), the whole roast including the creases.
- In large skillet heat oil on medium – high heat. Now, add in the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil. Flash sear the roast to brown for about 2 minutes on each side.
- Add the remaining half of the spices to the bottom of the slow cooker then place the roast into the slow cooker. You can add the spices before you add the roast or after, both ways are find so it is your choice.
- Place the bouillon cubes around the roast. This step is optional.
- In the same skillet and using the left over drippings add in the cloves, anise star, cinnamon sticks, cubed onions, and the cut carrots on high heat. Sauté for about 5-6 minutes until onions are slightly browned and spices are fragrant.
- Now place the sautéed onions and spices over the roast, add in the raw cubed potatoes, cubed tomato then cover and slow cook for 6 hours on high heat.
- (optional) Prep your ingredients the night before. Place the chopped vegetables and place them in containers in the fridge, have all of the spices ready, and enjoy a stress-free cooking session the following day.
- Mix things up by adding your favorite vegetables to the slow cooker. In addition to the carrots, potatoes, and onions I mentioned in the recipe, you can add broccoli, brussel sprouts, winter greens, or even cauliflowers.
- Don’t be stingy with your seasoning. Remember that it is not a matter of getting a perfectly seasoned roast, you don’t want your vegetables to taste bland.
- Rub the seasoning mix into all the creases of the roast to ensure maximum flavor.