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  1. Anton1a

    I bet you forgot to photograph it at the end as you were overcome by its pure deliciousness!! It is making me hungry right now! πŸ™‚

  2. claire

    I found this on google, and tried! was beautiful. will be using every time I cook beef now! thank you x

  3. Jennypaulin

    It wasnt at all as it was not a huge piece of brisket. You would need to cook for less it you prefer yours rarer x

  4. Mediocremum

    That looks amazing!Β  I’veΒ  always been tempted to have a go at a roast, now I’m convinced.Β  Thanks for taking part in Slow Cooker Sunday and hope to see you next week.

  5. jowalshy

    Ok not sure if this is a daft question here but is the meat brown all the way through oming out of the slow cooker ie well done? I dont like pink on my meats?

  6. Jennypaulin

    Hi if you cook it for the times stated it wont be pink. But all you need to do to check is stick a knife through and see what colour the juices are. if unsure cook a bit longer. it all depends on the size of the meat as to how long you cook it. check slow cooker times with regards to meat size on google maybe? but its totally worth doing in the slow cooker x

  7. jessikah mitchell

    i used 2 oxo cubes in a pint of water, after 6 n half hours on low drizzled with oil n put in oven for 10 mins with silver foil placed ontop of it, turned n final 10mins, left to set n enjoyed with drained s/c juice! i shall use my s/c for beef from now on! it was best and easiest way i have cooked beef. try it!!!

  8. evelyn

    I found this on google and I’m gonna do my christmas beef in the slow cooker. Your photo looks fab even before plating up. I think I wouldn’t remember either because I can almost smell it. Thanks.

  9. Anonymous

    i nevet cook beef as it has always been dry and so tough in the past so cant wait to get some beef and give it a go thanks for the tip x

  10. I stumbled across your beef slow cooker recipe, tried it tonight and it was fantastic so thanks. I’ll bookmark your site and try some more of your slow cooker creations πŸ™‚ James

  11. heather j

    Some recipes say you dont have to put water in at all but as I havnt used a slow cooker before I was unsure ?

  12. N Kattou

    I am cooking my first roast tomorrow n defo trying this, thanks been trying to find a nice easy way off cooking my brisket.

  13. i love my slow cooker, i too cook a joint of beef in it, or lamb or pork, i normally thow it in with some golden syrup or honey or redcurrant sauce and leave it cooking on low for 8 hours, very easy and it tastes amazing!

  14. Steve brant

    Hi this sounds so lush I’m going to do it today although it says to put it on for 6 hours but is that on the high setting or low setting on my slow cooker??

  15. Jenny

    Thank you so much for this. Did this for Christmas dinner and was fabulous. Redeemed myself with the beef because my turkey was awful, overcooked and ruined,so will have to learn turkey cooking for next year!

  16. Pauline S

    Have got a piece of gammon…….do you think this would work in the slow cooker too? Anyone else tried this?

  17. Am cooking this as I send this. Was very easy to follow and if the smell is anything to go on will taste wonderful. We like lots of gravy with our beef so have added an extra half pint of beef gravy granules! Thanks very much.

  18. Richard Terpilowski

    Followed this recipe, custom sauce, including red wine, cooked for about 4.5 hours.
    Didn’t have to cut, fell apart, very tender and marvellous flavour.

  19. toni

    How much water do u put in ? Never ad much look with beef as always so dry so tryin your way x

  20. bill

    Best beef ln slow cooker dash of red wine 7hours on low result not happy followed recipe to the letter roast next time billbandit?

  21. Kevin Gilbride

    Thanks for this, I am going to try this for dinner tomorrow as I have family coming over. I can’t wait to try it. I think I may add red wine as you suggested

    Thanks again

  22. Han

    Fab instructions … Worked a treat. Will definitely do my beef like this in the future … Yummy and tender! Thanks a lot x

  23. DG

    I’m glad I found this. My cooker is broken and cooking Christmas dinner would have taken a million years in it. I was just wondering how much water do you put in?

    • hello – this is the best way to cook beef!! I only add about 1/2 pint of stock, but you could add a mix of red wine and water – this is what my mum does x

  24. Reg Hodges

    i have just done a joint of beef in my slow cooker my first time a trial run for christmas what did i do wrong beef was cooked but not tender i did it for 3hours on high put some water and carrots and onion in as well as mmeat good job i have not got anybody for dinner HELP what did i do wrong ANGELA

  25. Beth Mitchell

    Hi, i am keen to try this for Christmas dinner this year, my joint of beef is 1.623kg, how long shall i cook this for on a low or medium setting and with how much stock?

  26. Austin Cullin

    I’ve just enjoyed my Christmas dinner following your recipe for my beef joint and scrummy it was!! Plonk it in the slow cooker in the morning, in the afternoon hey presto no slaving and fretting over an oven

  27. Sara James

    My beef has just gone into the slow cooker, after searing of course. It weighs 2.4 kg and is to serve eight.
    We plan to eat about 4.00pm. i.e about 7 hours. Will that be long enough on the low setting?
    I would rather not have it pink. Should I turn up the heat?

    .

  28. Roy Fairweather

    Trying my ‘slow cooker’ for the first time with a piece of beef. Does it need to be turned over halfway through cooking?

  29. Louise Gill

    Just tried this recipe and it was lovely. I used a large piece of beef and cooked on high for about 2 hours then on low for 3. The beef was so tender and just fell away when ready to carve. I also made the gravy and it was very tasty, I just added a bit of cornflour mix to thicken, oh and a splash or two of leftover Christmas port. Went down very well with the family. Thank you!! πŸ™‚

  30. Alyson

    Hi just wondered what weight of beef to buy fo make this. I too have two kids and one hubbie!!

    • Hi Alyson,

      It depends if you want left overs as to what size you buy, but I would suggest that for a family of 4 with leftovers a 1.2kg piece would do the job. if it is just for the one meal then a 1kg size joint would be fine. But I am no expert this is just based on what my Mum said!!
      i hope this helps.

  31. Jonathan

    Jenny – looks fab, thanks. one question. By searing the meat first, aren’t you preventing the juices from escaping and so are left with less gravy? I only ask because I’ve seen other recipes which rather to oven cooking at the end rather than searing at the beginning.

    • Hi Jonathan,
      It is just how I have always done it and I now that by searing the meat it helps to keep the juices inside the beef which keeps it tender and juicy once cooked. You probably do not have to sear it first, but it is my preferred method

  32. CatherineB

    Has anyone done this overnight? Am wanting to serve for Sunday lunch, but don’t want to have to get up at the crack of dawn. What happens if it cooks for longer?

    • hi CAtherine,

      I have cooked gammon over night and beef casseroles. I would say that on the lowest heat it would be ok but obviously more well done than under

  33. Anne reid

    Hi, I tried this recipe with 1.4kg of topside beef and I found the meat very dry. Tender but dry. I don’t know if this is because it’s topside as I usually buy silverside. Sometimes I find sealing the meat first tends to dry it out or maybe I need to do it for less time? I like my meat well done but not dry. On the plus the gravy was amazing! Has anyone any suggestions please? Thank you. Look forward to trying it again.

  34. Christine everson

    OMG best joint of beef ever! First time I’ve used a slow cooker – made this recipe and It was lovely! will try chicken recipe next. Thank you :0)

  35. Red Baroness

    I have tried this before and all my friends like it. I used a can of oxtail soup instead of water – delicious! And the gravy was too!

  36. I have been trying to cook a decent beef joint for around 30 years and never managed it, they always seem to be only good for resoling my shoes! Until I found your blog. This recipe is amazing, simple and oh so tasty, my family ask for beef every sunday now, thank you x

  37. Lisa

    Now going to try ur method πŸ™‚
    I normally end up over cooking my beef joint and everyone disappointed,most of all me.
    Will let you know the result… πŸ™‚

  38. sally

    Sounds heaven, I put a joint in with red wine, salt & pepper with a oxo. Meat almost like pulled beef. Do cook it for about 8 hours though. Hungry now

  39. Slowcooker 59

    This is the best roast beef recipe I’ve tasted. My family loved it. Excellent in the slowcooker. Step by step photos were great. Brilliant and thanks for sharing !

  40. Hey, I am going to try this today. I have one question. Do I need to add the veg for the beef to sit on, or could I cook it without the veg?

  41. Fox

    Add a half cup of cold strong black coffee to your beef stock for a fuller richer flavour ))

  42. I just done my Sunday dinner it’s the best I’ve cooked a joint of beef ever done it for 6 hours came out as you said thanks for that I will be cooking all my meat in my slow cooker from now on

  43. June

    The beef was amazing (moist and full of flavour) today after following your recipe, the gravy was lush too. Will definitely stick to cooking my beef this way.

  44. Christy

    Cooked mine for 5 and a half hrs. Very tender and gravy was delish!! Might try 4 and a half next time.

  45. Jackie

    Thankmyounso much, I found this on google and tried it. Meat was delicious and so tender. Will be doing this from now on

  46. Rachel Dayman

    2nd week on the trot for this meal as it was so amazing last week!! Thanks for the info

  47. micheala

    Do you have to brown the beef before putting in the slow cooker or can you just put it straight in the slow cooker?

  48. Sara Daniel

    Sounds yummy……..let me try it this weekend!
    Thanks for the lovely recipe.

  49. Bridget Penney

    Oh thank goodness I’ve found your website !! Just bought a crockpot and tried the roast beef recipe exactly as you wrote it. What a success !! I haven’t cooked roast beef for over a year because I could never get it to be tender enough. But your recipe has changed everything and roast beef is now back on the menu !! Thank you so much.

  50. Karen Carty

    Cooked this for Sunday Lunch today – everyone loved it and kept asking me how much longer they had to wait as they could smell it cooking!! Gravy was fab using the juices and I added a glug of red wine for a little something extra. Forgot how fab a slow cooker is – I think I’ll keep it out ready for next week. Thank you. Will definitely look at your other recipes for further inspiration.

  51. Christine Lowe

    Thank you so much for this recipe I like many of the others have never managed a decent roast and this is perfect!! The meat is so moist and tender. I use it on a regular basis and wanted to say thank you. It gives you time to get on with things and I use the leftovers for a cottage pie. Much appreciated

  52. Mrs D.

    Hi, am planning on trying this out at the weekend for friends. Keeping to your recipe but prefer beef to be medium to well. How many hours would you say for a low setting?

  53. Jacqui Brandon

    Jacqui 11/8/18
    I have used this method and recipe for cooking my beef a few times now and shall be using it tomorrow for my Sunday roast for when my family arrives for Sunday lunch myself and the family love it .
    Thanks for sharing your lovely recipe .

  54. Teresa Mcgregor

    It’s been quite a few years since I’ve used a slow cooker and am cooking a joint tomorrow. After trawling the net for a decent recipe I’ve stumbled across yours. This seems to be the best one so will use it for my beef. Will let you know how I get on. Thank you.

  55. Michelle

    Can we see you recipe to how you use your left over beef for a cottage pie please? Thank you so much!

  56. Rose

    Just had the best beef roast (my favourite) meal of all time thanks for your tip of how to do it in my slow cooker must admit I was dreading getting red or pink inside beef but it was done to perfection absolutely delicious can’t wait to tryout more of your recipes yummy

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