Moist Slow Cooker Roast Beef Without Vegetables (2024)

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A moist version of slow cooker roast beef without vegetables that has simple ingredients that combine to make a savory flavor. The gravy from this beef needs no extra seasoning and is a great enhancement to add to the beef and whichever side dish you choose.

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Updated on May 31, 2023

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Ingredients

  • 1 (2 1/2 pound) boneless beef chuck roast

  • 1 pinch garlic salt, or to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • ½ (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch, or as needed

Directions

  1. Rub beef roast with garlic salt and black pepper. Place roast in the bottom of a slow cooker.

  2. Mix together Worcestershire, soy sauce, and red wine vinegar in a small bowl; pour over roast. Sprinkle onion soup mix over roast. Pour water into the slow cooker around roast, not over the top.

  3. Cover and cook on Low until no longer pink in the center and meat is fork tender, 4 to 6 hours.

  4. Transfer sauce from the slow cooker into a saucepan. Warm over medium heat until bubbling, then mix in cornstarch to thicken.

Recipe Tip

You can turn the slow cooker to High to cut down on time and adjust cook time as needed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

232Calories
16g Fat
4g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe8
Calories232
% Daily Value *
Total Fat16g21%
Saturated Fat6g32%
Cholesterol65mg22%
Sodium638mg28%
Total Carbohydrate4g1%
Dietary Fiber0g1%
Total Sugars1g
Protein17g34%
Vitamin C1mg1%
Calcium21mg2%
Iron2mg13%
Potassium210mg4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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FAQs

How do you keep roast beef from drying out in a slow cooker? ›

To keep a pot roast from drying out, your slow cooker needs liquid to create a moist environment, and that can include meat or vegetable stock, wine or water. This doesn't mean the meat should be submerged; a cup or two of liquid will be enough, since the cooker is covered and liquids stay trapped inside.

Do you need liquid in a slow cooker for roast beef? ›

Should liquid cover the meat in a slow cooker? There is no need to cover the meat in liquid when cooking with a slow cooker, you only need enough liquid to cover the base of the slow cooker as the meat and vegetables will release liquid as they cook.

How do you keep slow cooked beef moist? ›

It's also important to season your beef first and then add plenty of beef broth or another liquid a recipe for slow cooked beef calls for. The meat will make a little of its own juices, but cooking it without liquid may dry out your beef long before it's even fully-cooked, making for a not-so-appetizing dinner.

How do you add moisture to roast beef? ›

Place meat in the slow cooker or pot. Add 2 to 3 cups of liquid (your choice) with enough to cover about halfway but not fully. Make sure to select a liquid that helps bring out the flavors of any seasonings you've already used. For example, beef broth and red wine rather than a sauce.

Why is my slow cooker beef always dry? ›

Leaner cuts of meat will become a bit dryer in a slow cooker than fatty cuts. Sometimes, you have to work to find that balance of “not-too-dry” and “still healthy”. Marinate your meat overnight before cooking. Choose acidic marinades such as orange juice, lemon juice, vinegar, or tomato juice.

Does beef get more tender the longer you cook it in a slow cooker? ›

Your meat will be juicier and more tender

The longer cooking time and the low heat complement each other perfectly. As a result, even though the meat is cooked for far longer, it doesn't dry out because the temperature is low. As a result, this is the best way to retain all the natural juices of the meat.

How to stop roast beef from drying out? ›

Do you cover roast beef when cooking? You should cover a beef roast with kitchen foil for at least part of the cooking time. This stops the roast beef from drying out too much during cooking.

Why is beef not going soft in a slow cooker? ›

“Beef may be tough in the slow cooker if you haven't added enough liquid, or haven't cooked it for long enough,” Kristen Carli, M.S., R.D., owner of Camelback Nutrition & Wellness, tells SELF. “For cuts of meat, the fattier cuts are often the ones that get juicy and tender.

Why is my roast still tough after 6 hours? ›

There are several reasons why this could have happened even after so much cooking. First, your choice of a rump roast could be a factor since cuts from the hind quarter are very muscular and, since muscles are the most resistant to breaking, this cut is quite stubborn when it comes to becoming tender.

How do I make my roast beef juicy again? ›

Reheat with a liquid: One way to add moisture back into the beef is to reheat it in a liquid such as broth or gravy. You can do this by placing the beef in a pot or slow cooker with the liquid and heating it until it's heated through and tender.

How do you keep roast meat moist? ›

When cooking a roast in the oven, keep it uncovered until roasted to the desired doneness. After removing from the oven, tent with foil and let stand 15 minutes before carving. This allows the juices to redistribute, preventing them from draining out during carving—and preventing dry, disappointing meat.

How do you keep a roast juicy? ›

A surefire way to make a tender, juicy pot roast is through braising; that is, cooking the meat in a small amount of liquid in a tightly covered pot at low temperature.

How to stop roast beef from being dry? ›

Do you cover roast beef when cooking? You should cover a beef roast with kitchen foil for at least part of the cooking time. This stops the roast beef from drying out too much during cooking.

How to keep cooked roast beef moist? ›

When cooking a roast in the oven, keep it uncovered until roasted to the desired doneness. After removing from the oven, tent with foil and let stand 15 minutes before carving. This allows the juices to redistribute, preventing them from draining out during carving—and preventing dry, disappointing meat.

Why is my roast beef tough in a slow cooker? ›

“Beef may be tough in the slow cooker if you haven't added enough liquid, or haven't cooked it for long enough,” Kristen Carli, M.S., R.D., owner of Camelback Nutrition & Wellness, tells SELF. “For cuts of meat, the fattier cuts are often the ones that get juicy and tender.

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