Crockpot Recipes… I like to think of them as magic. They sort of are, you can just throw in some food, wait a few hours, and it will be as if you worked in the kitchen for so long to create the perfect meal… but you didn’t, and it tastes just as good.
With that being said, we have compiled a list of 35 of the BEST Crockpot Beef Recipes. This list is really diverse, with foods like fajitas, stews, roasts and more. We hope you enjoy these recipes just as much as we do. Get cooking!
1. Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa Beef
We’re starting off this list with one of our own, a super simple yet quite delicious recipe: Barbacoa Beef! If you are looking for a versatile meal that you can simply set and forget, this is the recipe for you!
Barbacoa is a Mexican dish that can be used in anything from tacos to quesadillas, and even in a lettuce wrap! This is the perfect recipe for when you are looking for a little spicy kick in your dinner.
2. Guinness Beef Stew
Looking for a hearty, yet still easy-to-cook meal? Look no further, because here we have Guinness Beef Stew! This is perfect to make when you’re looking for a comforting dish that you can simply assemble in your crockpot, and the beef and Guinness combination will make for a delicious and juicy dish.
3. Crock Pot Picadillo
Want a Latin dish that will knock your socks off? Try this crockpot picadillo recipe! Put some ground beef, tomatoes, bell peppers, and spices into your slow cooker and soon enough, you will have an amazingly flavorful meal. Serve this delicious food with rice, and you have a great meal that everyone will be sure to enjoy!
4. Ropa Vieja
Ropa vieja, or Cuban braised beef, is the next amazing recipe on this list of 35. This is a delicious Cuban recipe that consists of braised shredded beef, peppers, and onions. Cook this slow in your crockpot with a delicious sauce filled with olives, tomato and spices for a delicious meal.
This dish is popular in many countries, and for good reason! It’s flavorful and savory, a great meal for someone wanting a Cuban dinner!
5. Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
Corned beef and cabbage is a classic for many of us (including this author right here), and for good reason. It is simply delicious! But what would make it more delicious, and easier to make? Putting it in your crockpot!
Combine a beef brisket with some cabbage, beer, potatoes, and some other ingredients, and this will be the best corned beef and cabbage to have ever graced your mouth.
6. Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli
Have you been looking for a mouth-watering homemade beef and broccoli recipe? Here is the perfect one for you! This recipe is for those days when you are craving a bit of Chinese cuisine but still want to make it yourself.
Using a slow cooker to let the beef marinate along with the other ingredients makes for a delicious homemade meal that is juicy and tender, while still satisfying your cravings!
7. Slow Cooker Beef Curry
Do you want a flavorful meal that you can simply pop in the crock for a few hours? Here is a beef curry recipe that is simply divine! Served with naan or rice, this is a perfect recipe if you’re looking for a delicious curry meal that you can prepare at the beginning of your day and have ready by dinnertime!
8. Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon
In the mood for some French cuisine? Try this melt-in-your-mouth beef bourguignon! Throw some beef chuck, veggies, and red wine in your slow cooker, and wait for the magic to happen. This recipe is sure to bring you comfort and happy taste buds!
9. Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Pot roast is a classic dish and a staple in many households, but wouldn’t it be so much easier if you could just put everything in your crockpot? With this recipe, you can! Mix some carrots, potatoes, and other seasonings in with a chuck roast, wait a few hours, and you’ll have a pot roast that making was as easy as pie!
10. Easy Slow Cooker Chili
Looking for a soup dish instead? Here is a crockpot chili recipe! You can throw this in before work, and come home later to a delicious bowl of chili that is waiting to be devoured. Filled with delicious ingredients like ground beef, tomatoes, and beans, this dish is perfect for when you want to have a perfect home-cooked meal.
11. Slow Cooker Spaghetti and Meatballs
Looking for a way to switch up your cooking, but don’t necessarily want to stray away from your staple foods? That’s totally okay! Following this recipe, you will have an amazing alternative way to make the classic spaghetti and meatball dish!
Make the meatballs by hand and cook them with some homemade tomato sauce, and add the spaghetti noodles in a few hours later! It will give you delicious meatballs which are infused with the sauce, making for a great new take on a classic. Enjoy!
12. Slow Cooker Korean Beef
Korean beef is the perfect dish for you if you’re looking to have a delicious Asian-style dish with amazing flavors. This beef is sweet and savory, and very tender. Serve it with steamed rice and you will have a great dinner that was surprisingly simple to make!
13. Slow Cooker Creamy Beef Stroganoff
Beef stroganoff is a classic dish that is loved by so many. With that being said, have you ever wondered how to make a more flavorful version of this dish, without needing a can of soup to help it along? Cooking it in a crockpot for a few hours will certainly help you out here.
This recipe is a delicious alternative to the traditional way of cooking stroganoff, and it creates an amazing flavor profile. Combine stew meat, mushrooms, sour cream, and a few other ingredients, and watch the magic happen!
14. Slow Cooker Red Wine Braised Short Ribs
Do you want an easy dinner that has a great flavor profile? Try this slow cooker red wine braised short ribs! They are a taste of luxury that you can make right at home, in your crockpot.
Ready in a few hours, these delicious short ribs mix red wine, garlic, herbs, and mushrooms to create an amazing meal that is restaurant quality, all from the comfort of your own kitchen.
15. Crockpot Teriyaki Meatballs
Meatballs are a delicious food that can go great in any type of dish. For this recipe, you will be making teriyaki meatballs. They are super easy to make in your crockpot and are perfect for any occasion.
This recipe only takes five ingredients: cooked frozen meatballs, teriyaki sauce, pineapple, chili garlic sauce, and green onions. This is a delicious recipe for a party and it is super easy to cook!
16. Mississippi Roast Recipe
Roast is a classic and delicious recipe, and cooking it in your crockpot makes it so much easier! This is a famous Mississippi roast recipe and it is popular in a lot of dishes. From tacos to sliders, this dish is very versatile and quite delicious.
This beef roast is very flavorful with many spices such as paprika, parsley, and dill, as well as mayo and pepperoncini. Try this delectable dish in your crockpot today!
17. Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak
Salisbury steak is a classic dinner that includes beef patties and gravy, and you can pair it with mashed potatoes for a yummy meal. Cooking a salisbury steak in your crockpot gives it a lot of flavor, and it is easier to just grab dinner after a long day, rather than to cook it all in the evening. This is a great recipe that is super easy to cook up!
18. Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef
Another great recipe coming your way, here is crockpot Mongolian beef! This is an Asian dish that is super mouthwatering. This meal has a mix of flavors, as the beef is cooked with brown sugar, ginger, and garlic. It is a sweet dish with the right amount of spices to make it have a great balance of flavors. We really hope you enjoy this one!
19. Slow Cooker Oxtail Stew
This could be considered one of our more unique recipes, this is oxtail stew! Oxtail is the tail of a cow, and it adds a delicious flavor profile to any dish! This stew is a super comforting and delicious dish, sure to make you feel all warm inside.
It is cooked with potatoes, carrots and peas, with a delicious and savory broth. The question is, will you make this stew now, or later?
20. Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew
Another stew recipe, and this time it’s Irish-inspired! This beef is juicy and just falls apart, and the best part is that it only takes a few hours to make. Throw in some beef, potatoes, carrots, Guinness, and a few other ingredients, and you’ll have a yummy meal that reminds you of home!
21. Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket
Brisket is another classic recipe that will be made so much easier by throwing it in your crockpot. This is a barbeque brisket, and it is quite delicious! This brisket is super tender and flavorful and your mouth will be watering all day just thinking about it.
Combine a beef brisket with barbecue sauce and a few other key ingredients and you’ll have a meal that is out of this world!
22. Crock-Pot Steak Fajita
Do you want a fajita recipe that will blow your mind? Here is a crockpot steak fajita recipe that you will crave constantly after you make it! This is perfect to come home to after a long day of work, because it is just that good. Bell peppers, tomato, beef, onion, and spices are all you need to get this meal into your stomach!
23. Slow Cooker Asian Short Ribs
Short ribs are always amazing, but these slow cooker Asian short ribs? Literally to die for! They are so tender and juicy that they fall off the bone. All it takes is short ribs and a few hours of cooking time, and you will get an amazing Asian-inspired dish that will have your mouth watering!
24. Crock Pot Taco Soup
Taco soup is a delicious take on the classic taco recipe. Preparing it in the crockpot makes it so much easier! This recipe is great because you can make it for whenever you know it’ll be a busy day, and you just want to eat when you get home.
Throw in some tomatoes, beans, vegetables, and ground beef, and this soup will fill you right up, and you didn’t even have to spend much time preparing it!
25. Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff Stew
This is a different take on a similar recipe in this list, it’s beef stroganoff stew! If you’re looking for something a little different, but still in the realm of stroganoff, here is the meal for you. You will need beef chuck, Dijon mustard, sour cream, mushrooms, and a few other things, and you’ll have a great stew recipe! Try it today!
26. Drunken Slow Cooker Beef Stew (Beef Carbonnade)
This is another comfort meal, and comfortable, it is! This beef Carbonnade is an amazing recipe, and it is so simple to make. Of course, you’ll need a crockpot, but you will also require chuck roast, onions, garlic, dark beer, egg noodles, and a few other essentials. Combine this meal with mashed potatoes, and you’ll wish you could have it everyday!
27. Slow Cooker Beef Ragu
Looking for a meal to brighten your day? This will surely do the trick! Beef ragu is just a great and classic meal, and this recipe is great too! It is perfect to come home to after a long day! This recipe consists of beef, onion, red wine, and a few others, and it is fantastic to put over noodles!
28. Slow Cooker Beef Tips
Beef tips are a great meal if you want to mix it up a little! This is a great recipe to put in your slow cooker and it is a delicious one. Combine stew meat, beef broth, onion soup mix, worcestershire sauce, and mushrooms together for an easy crockpot recipe!
29. Crock Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches
Sandwiches plus crockpot meals… a perfect combination! This recipe is an Italian beef recipe, and an absolutely delicious one at that. These are great to serve at any sort of party or get-together you have planned. This recipe takes a few simple ingredients, so click the recipe to see this tasty meal that everyone will be sure to love!
30. Slow Cooker Italian Beef Stew
Another Italian beef crockpot recipe… What can I say? Italian food is just amazing! Pair beef with simple ingredients like red wine, vegetables, tomatoes, artichokes, and beans, and you’ll have a great dinner to come home to! Stew is a super versatile dish, and this one is just so good!
31. Crockpot Goulash
Goulash… one of my personal favorites! This crockpot recipe makes it even better! It only takes about two hours to make! Combine noodles with ground beef, tomatoes, mushrooms, and a few other spices and seasonings, and there you have a perfect recipe! Goulash is a great dish and cooking it in a crockpot makes it so much more satisfying!
32. Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup
Have you ever wanted a different way to eat a cheeseburger, and do you also have a crockpot? If you have those two boxes checked off, here is a recipe for you! Put potatoes and ground beef in with some cheese, bacon, and some vegetables, and you’ll be tasting heaven!
33. Retro Crockpot Roast Beef
In the words of this recipe’s author, this roast beef is “juicy, tender and tangy”. We couldn’t agree more! What’s even more amazing, this recipe calls for four ingredients. FOUR! The ingredients are beef chuck roast, onion soup mix, ketchup, and coca-cola. Amazing! This recipe is great, and we think you’ll love cooking it in your crockpot!
34. Crock Pot Pepper Steak
Pepper steak is another one of those delicious and easy recipes. This is an Asian dish, and it is delectable. Cooking it in the crockpot also makes the meat super tender, which is always an added bonus! The main ingredients in this dish are sirloin and bell peppers, and it’s great! We hope you enjoy!
35. Crockpot Lasagna
To round off this list, we have something really unique. This is crockpot lasagna! It’s amazing! Just cook the beef before you put it all together, and you’ll find a way easier experience making this classic! This really is a interesting one and it’s just amazing. Another unique take on a classic meal, this is perfect to complete our list of crockpot beef recipes!
So there you go, thirty five amazing crockpot beef recipes. Now the question is, which one will you cook first?
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- 2.5 lbs beef, cut into 1.5 in chunks
- 1 lb baby potatoes
- 4 carrots, roughly chopped
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 4 celery stalks, chopped
- 5-6 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 12oz bottle Guinness stout
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary (or 2 tsp dried)
- 7-8 sprigs fresh thyme (or 2 tsp dried)
- 3 bay leaves
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 2 Tbsp cooking oil
- 2-3 Tbsp flour
- In a skillet over medium high heat, add oil then beef chunks. Give a quick sear to all sides. Don't overcrowd, work in batches if necessary.
- In slow cooker, add half of veggies, then meat, herbs, and chopped garlic then remaining veggies. Add liquids. Everything should be submerged. If needed add additional water or broth.
- Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
- Mix 2-3 tablespoons of flour with cold water. Gradually stir into cooked stew until you get your desired consistency.
- Let me know which recipes you try, I love hearing from you!
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