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Crock-pot Beef Roast with Gravy

This beef roast is a MUST try it falls apart and is incredibly tender.

I love beef roast especially on a cold winter night. Every side pairs well with it from your favorite vegetable, potatoes, rice and pasta.  I use the leftover beef to to make shepherds pie, roast beef sandwiches or soup. 

Crock-Pot & Stove Top

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $27.17 as of August 2022.

  • If you have a fully stocked pantry this dish will cost about $18.19.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Recipe serves: 8

Serving size: 4 oz beef

Equipment needed: 1 crockpot and skillet

Total time: 8 – 10 hours


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. If you have a fully stocked pantry you will save about $8.98.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $8.98 as of August 2022

  • olive oil $2.88
  • flour $2.12
  • butter $3.98


Total: $18.19 as of August 2022

  • 1 bottom roast $16.51
  • 1 box onion soup mix $1.68

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Add 4 cups of water and the onion soup packet to the crock-pot. Mix well. 
  2. Heat oil in sauté pan and brown meat 2 minutes per side on each side then add to the crock-pot.
  3. Set on low and cook for 8 – 10 hours. 


  1. Scoop 2 cups of beef liquid from the crock-pot; set aside
  2. Heat 1/4 cup butter in a pan and when it is melted sprinkle with 1/4 cup flour then stir until the butter is brown. 
  3. Slowly stir in the beef liquid and continue stirring until you reach the thickness you are looking for. It usually takes 4 -6 minutes. 
  4. If you like smooth gravy then strain the gravy. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Menu 2 – Family of 4

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