Slow cooker beef pot roast with gravy and roast potatoes

Slow cooker beef pot roast

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 7 hrs, 30 mins


Serves 6 - 8

Get this beef brisket in the slow cooker first thing in the morning so that by the evening your Sunday dinner is an absolute breeze. Perfect for busy family weekends

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving (8)

  • kcal470
  • fat25g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre4g
  • protein36g
  • salt0.42g
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  • 1½ kg rolled beef brisket
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
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  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 sticks of celery, chopped



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  • 2 parsnips, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped



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  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 500ml red wine
  • 250ml beef stock
  • 80g button mushrooms
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp English mustard


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Dust the brisket with the flour and season well with salt and pepper. Put all the chopped vegetables in the bottom of your slow cooker and turn it on to Low. Sear the beef all over in the hot pan then place it on top of the vegetables in the slow cooker. Add the bay leaves, garlic and mustard then pour over the wine and stock. Cover with the lid and cook for 7 hours.

  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Carefully take the beef out of the slow cooker and place it on a baking tray then roast it in the oven for 20mins.

  3. While the beef is in the oven, carefully ladle the cooking liquid out of the slow cooker into a shallow pan. Boil rapidly on a high heat to reduce to a rich gravy. Serve the beef sliced with roast potatoes, the softened vegetables, gravy and wilted greens, if you like.

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10th Dec, 2017
Great flavours, but after 7 hours in the slow cooker and 20 mins in the oven the meat (beef brisket) hadn’t cook as expected. It was very chewy and we ended up leaving the meat and just eating the veg with a jacket potato. I think on my slow cooker it needs to be cooked on Medium rather than Low to break down the meat structure.
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Ian 68
19th Nov, 2017
Super recipe very easy and 4 clean plates
3rd Nov, 2017
Really pleased with this- left out the parsnips and didn’t cook in the oven at the end. Next time I may use an extra bit of wine and stock in order to stretch it over a few days. Fussy kids were happy
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15th Oct, 2017
If ever there was a Razzies for recipes submitted, this one would do a clean sweep. Utter rubbish and the meat turned up crumbly. The veggies were soggy and terrible! Rightfully, it ended up in the bin because I felt that even my dog deserved better. I don't quite understand the positive reviews posted for this atrociousness however.
5th Sep, 2017
I followed this recipe, but after roasting in the oven, when I was carving the meat it was all crumbly ?
14th Aug, 2017
I don't bother with cooking the meat in the oven after cooking in the slow cooker. Kind of defeats the object. Perfectly moist and utterly divine with the added treat of fab sandwiches to take to work and school the next day
21st Mar, 2017
Good meal on Sunday with plenty of flavour and I didn't put it in the oven as my piece of beef was a bit dry as it didn't need 7 hours to cook. I'd eat it again but leave out the parsnips as they seemed out of place. Scored it 7.5/10
12th Mar, 2017
Lovely dish although putting it in the oven dried it out. Next time I won't bother. I also added a bit of cranberry jelly and horse radish to the gravy.
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19th Nov, 2017
Super recipe very easy and 4 clean plates at the end superb