Quick & Easy Delicious Roast Beef with Smart Pot Crock-Pot®


I love to cook and when a few of my friends found out that I never owned a slow-cooker, there was some disbelief. What? It’s every mom’s best friend! Why does everyone keep saying that? Is it really that awesome?

When I received a brand new Smart Pot Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker to review, you would have thought I received a pair of new louboutins — I was thrilled and ready to start slow-cooking! I wouldn’t have picked any other to try out but the veteran of slow-cookers, the original Crock-Pot®.

One of the dishes that my family enjoys on Sunday’s and especially perfect for cold, winter months is a nice juicy roast beef.  As you know, in order for beef to be perfectly cooked and tender, it must be cooked at a low-medium heat for a very long time. This was the perfect dish to try out as my first official Crock-pot meal!  My family loves this recipe that I have been making the old-fashioned way for the longest time; I was keen to see how making this in a slow-cooker would differ.

I love how easy this Crock-Pot is to use. It offers basic yet adequate settings: High on either 4 or 6 hours or Low on either 8 or 10 hours and the warming button. Once your dish is cooked according to the amount of hours you selected, it automatically switches to the warming button which I love.


Another great feature is it comes with the removable stoneware that easily comes out and ready to serve plus it’s super easy to clean with the stick-resisting coating. I am in love! And I finally understand why everyone tells me it’s a must-have! This Smart Pot Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker is a winner. 

The roast beef turned out so tender after cooking for 8-9 hours on low that it just fell apart with a slight touch of the fork. Blended with the gravy and veggies (I found the veggies didn’t even get soggy – perfectly cooked!) and mashed potatoes and you’ve got a dish that will be sure to satisfy the pickiest eater! Bon appétit!

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Tender & Delicious Crock-Pot Roast Beef

Serves 8
A tender and comforting slow-cooked Roast Beef.

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Prep Time
15 min

Cook Time
8 hr 30 min

Total Time
8 hr 45 min

Prep Time
15 min

Cook Time
8 hr 30 min

Total Time
8 hr 45 min

421 calories
16 g
136 g
19 g
47 g
7 g
288 g
757 g
1 g
0 g
10 g

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size


Amount Per Serving
Calories 421
Calories from Fat 169

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 19g

Saturated Fat 7g

Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 136mg

Sodium 757mg

Total Carbohydrates 16g

Dietary Fiber 1g

Sugars 1g
Protein 47g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

  1. 3 lbs of Sirloin Tip Beef Roast, 1 Envelope of Dry Onion Soup Mix, 1 Can of Cream of Mushroom Soup, 1/2 Cup Water, Baby Carrots, 2 Potatoes cut into big chunks, pepper to taste
  1. - Brown meat in canola oil on both sides
  2. - Sprinkle with pepper and then place in Crock-Pot
  3. - Add the onion soup mix on top, then add the mushroom soup
  4. - Add the water to the pan you browned the meat in and use a whisk to get up all the drippings
  5. - Add the baby carrots and potatoes
  6. - Pour over the top of everything in the crock pot
  7. - Cook on Low for 8-10 hours (or you can do High for 4-5 hours, but low I find gives the best results)





Carol Au Courant http://www.carolaucourant.com/




26 Comments on Quick & Easy Delicious Roast Beef with Smart Pot Crock-Pot®

  1. Sharon F
    December 14, 2013 at 9:29 pm (4 months ago)

    This looks so delicious! I will definitely try your recipe out on my slowcooker next weekend. It sounds delightful.

    • Carol @CarolAuCourant
      December 14, 2013 at 9:44 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks, Sharon! If you do try it, please let me know what you think. It’s quick and inexpensive prep but taste like a million bucks!

  2. Jessica
    December 15, 2013 at 4:10 pm (4 months ago)

    Yum! Will try this out this week for dinner. I like how little the ingredients are yet looks mighty tasty!

  3. Jordana
    December 16, 2013 at 2:14 pm (4 months ago)

    Yum! As Always, your pics make my tummy rumble!

  4. MrDisco
    December 25, 2013 at 1:29 am (4 months ago)

    that looks so good

  5. Melinda L.
    December 27, 2013 at 8:57 am (4 months ago)

    Delicious looking recipe. We don’t use slow cookers much in our home, I wish we did though since it’s so convenient

  6. seham merzib
    December 28, 2013 at 9:22 am (4 months ago)

    loos delish!

  7. Victoria Ess
    December 28, 2013 at 1:19 pm (4 months ago)

    Congratulations on your first crock pot! When I got mine a few years ago, it changed my LIFE, and I was slow cooking everything!

  8. Jen
    December 29, 2013 at 9:07 pm (4 months ago)

    That looks amazing. perfect meal for a cold day.

  9. heidi c.
    December 29, 2013 at 11:37 pm (4 months ago)

    So easy yet looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  10. Rick F
    January 12, 2014 at 8:34 am (3 months ago)

    This looks good

  11. Cheryl (@loucheryl)
    January 17, 2014 at 9:28 pm (3 months ago)

    I could eat this right now! It looks delish!!!

  12. Judy C (Judy Cowan)
    January 19, 2014 at 1:13 pm (3 months ago)

    I make a similar recipe and love it! It is one of my favourite ways to cook a roast. I don’t usually do the veggies in there too so I will have to try that out.

  13. Cheryl (@loucheryl)
    January 29, 2014 at 4:25 pm (3 months ago)

    I accessed this recipe again today because I’m heading to the grocery store later and needed to find out what the right type of beef was to purchase.

  14. MrDisco
    February 2, 2014 at 1:55 pm (2 months ago)

    man do i love roast beef

  15. Linda
    February 5, 2014 at 4:17 pm (2 months ago)

    Just bought a small roast today. Craving a slow cooker beef dinner. This is a new recipe and one that I am trying this weekend. Thanks.

  16. Donna
    February 5, 2014 at 5:05 pm (2 months ago)

    I’m going to try this with brisket cut of roast beef. Looks tender and flavourful

  17. Rick F
    February 7, 2014 at 11:46 am (2 months ago)

    love a good pot roast

  18. amy lovell
    February 8, 2014 at 5:56 pm (2 months ago)

    thanks for the great recipe!

  19. kristy e
    February 11, 2014 at 7:46 pm (2 months ago)

    thanks for the recipe, love crockpot pot roast

  20. Lynda Cook
    February 12, 2014 at 11:39 am (2 months ago)

    looks so good I need a new crock pot, mine is so old, but I do love using it for all my roasts

  21. amy lovell
    February 14, 2014 at 9:48 am (2 months ago)

    Thanks so much! Looks great!~

  22. loriag
    February 22, 2014 at 10:49 am (2 months ago)

    I have a couple roasts in the freezer, I think I will try this one.

  23. kelly young
    February 24, 2014 at 1:38 am (2 months ago)

    i need to buy a crock pot and try this looks yummy

  24. Jeannie
    April 9, 2014 at 3:09 am (1 week ago)

    I am a huge crock pot fan. I use it year round and I am always looking for new recipes to try. This roast beef looks really yummy.


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