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Crock-pot Beef Roast with Gravy

Crock-pot Beef Roast with Gravy is a MUST try. You wont believe how tender this beef is! Leftovers are great for making a roast beef sandwich.

Roast Beef with Gravy is a traditional Sunday night meal I had as a child. This crock pot recipe is the simplest version I make and is packed with flavor. I use the leftover beef to to make shepherds pie, roast beef sandwiches or soup. 

I strain the leftover beef drippings using a wire strainer and freeze the broth for a later use in soup or gravy. I freeze the broth in 1 cup ice cube trays. If you are new to freezing food check out our article on using ice cube trays to freeze food

Crock-Pot & Stove Top

Recipe serves: 8

Serving size: 4 oz beef

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.

Pantry & Spices

  • olive oil
  • flour
  • butter


  • 1 bottom or chuck roast
  • 1 box onion soup mix

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete prep from prep tab above.
  2. Add 4 cups of water and the onion soup packet to the crock-pot. Mix well. 
  3. Heat oil in sauté pan and brown meat 2 minutes per side on each side then add roast to the crock-pot.
  4. 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 flour 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 to ensure no lumps. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 4 under $100 – Menu 2

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