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Stupid Easy Slow Cooker Roast Beef

One of THE MOST simple (and delicious!) roast beef recipe you absolutely need in your life. Trust me -- it cooks itself + you'll wanna go back for seconds!
(PS. the recipe photo is not my photo, it's just generic roast beef -- I was too busy devouring mine to take photos, #sorrynotsorry)
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 20 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: beef, comfort food, roast beef
Keyword: roast beef, slow cooker


  • 2 lbs beef -- Chuck or Angus
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 yellow onion sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a skillet on low-medium heat. While it's warming up, cut your beef into quarters. 
  • In a bowl, combine the cornstarch, salt and pepper. Coat your beef quarters in this mixture, and once the oil is sizzling, drop in your beef. You're looking to sear in the flavour. 
  • Set your slow cooker on low, and combine the beef broth, onion, garlic, brown sugar and bay leaves. This is gonna be the base for your beef. 
  • Once your beef is seared on all sides, drop it into the slow cooker + set it (ON LOW!) for 6-8 hours.