18 Mouthwatering Beef Recipes in the Slow Cooker

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Looking for a rich and savory meal without the fuss? Turn to none other than your trusty culinary companion — the slow cooker. This method of cooking beef transforms it into tender, melt-in-your-mouth pieces of perfection. The best part? You get to set it, forget it, and watch it come to life on your plate only a few hours later. What are you waiting for? Savor the hearty goodness of these 18 Mouthwatering Beef Recipes in the Slow Cooker!

1. Elegant Rosemary Roast Beef

Elegant Rosemary Roast Beef

This Elegant Rosemary Roast Beef is the fanciest dish to ever emerge from the slow cooker! It's a succulent, exceptionally tender hunk of beef saturated with the aromatic flavor of rosemary and extra umami wonder. With gravy to enhance its beefy, herbaceous flavors, Elegant Rosemary Roast Beef is a guaranteed good time for you and your dinner guests. Nobody will realize just how easy this was to make... they'll be too busy helping themselves to more!

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2. Smothered Sunday Meatballs

Smothered Sunday Meatballs

The game is about to start and you have some hungry viewers! That's when Smothered Sunday Meatballs make for the perfect meal to have on hand! These flavorful meatballs quickly come together with seasoned ground beef that includes a little sharp parmesan cheese, and then are simmered in a creamy, beefy mushroom sauce in your slow cooker to kick things off! Smothered Sunday Meatballs will be your go-to for delicious, all-day grazing the whole team will love. It's definitely a score!

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3. Beef Barbacoa

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With this Beef Barbacoa, you can have all the delicacies of a night out at a Mexican restaurant in the comfort of your home. It’s as easy as combining and dumping into a slow cooker, and presto, you have a meal that will put your favorite restaurant meals to shame! Beef Barbacoa truly melts in the mouth and is packed with savory, citrus, herbaceous flavors, and just the right amount of heat. You’ll be amazed you made this yourself and will be even more amazed you haven’t tried to make it before!

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4. Sunday's Best Meatloaf

Sundays Best Meatloaf

When company is expected, there are a lot of things to do to prepare. Sunday's Best Meatloaf is here to make the day easier, and guess what? It's dressed for success! The tender ground beef is seasoned just right, and then topped with an amazing brown sugar-ketchup glaze, not just once or twice, but three times for the perfect taste your guests will gush over. When time is tight, let the slow cooker do the heavy lifting with Sunday's Best Meatloaf.

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5. Crazy For Goulash

Crazy For Goulash

You'd have to be nuts not to love this! Crazy For Goulash is an easy and delicious dish filled with all the comfort you can imagine! Juicy beef, sweet tomatoes, herbaceous seasoning, and tender veggies are all thrown into the slow cooker, so you can just put your feet up and warm in the knowledge that Crazy For Goulash is on its way. You'd be crazy not to love it!

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6. Potluck Sloppy Joes

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We don't need any big reason to get together. Is it a birthday? Come on over. Made it through the week? Now, that's a reason to celebrate! You might wonder how we don't stress about hosting a crowd. More importantly, how do we feed one?! It's Potluck Sloppy Joes for us every single time. All we do is dump those sweet, tangy, nostalgic flavors, and of course some browned beef, in a slow cooker, and bam. We're party-ready without breaking a sweat! Served on your favorite fluffy buns, Potluck Sloppy Joes help you focus on the most important thing in your life — celebrating the people you love most!

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7. Slow Cooker Beef Fajitas

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Slow Cooker Beef Fajitas simmers flank steak into a melt-in-your-mouth, deeply flavorful dish accented with traditional Mexican spices and sweet peppers. Naturally, it’s amazing. Tangy, warm, and hearty, Slow Cooker Beef Fajitas are perfect for wrapping in tortillas, sprinkling with cheese, or eating straight off the plate. It only takes 15 minutes to prepare this meal, and by the time you return home at the end of the day, a delicious dinner is waiting for you. Weeknights just took a new level in relaxation.

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8. Slow Cooker Guinness® Stew

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There are many ways to keep the winter's chill at bay: a homemade scarf, a roaring fire, and a bowl of thick, hearty stew. For the latter, it's hard to get much heartier or more delicious than Slow Cooker Guinness® Stew. Infused with the malty, hoppy, roasted flavors of stout, this stew is truly loaded with warming chunks of potatoes and tender beef. Slow Cooker Guinness Stew is a hot and herbaceous dish that will leave you in high spirits. This is a great example of low-and-slow cooking that welcomes you home with open arms and a bowl of savory satisfaction.

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9. Slow Cooker Asian Beef Broccoli

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Instead of ordering takeout, why not let your slow cooker take care of dinner tonight? Slow Cooker Asian Beef Broccoli has that tangy sweet, and savory flavor of beef and broccoli but even fresher and more tender than ever tasted before! With just a touch of spicy heat and plenty of crunchy broccoli, Slow Cooker Asian Beef Broccoli is refreshing and hearty all at once.

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10. Busy-Tuesday Beef Burritos

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Got a jam-packed day but still want to partake in the unofficial weekly holiday? Busy-Tuesday Beef Burritos are here to keep the party going! Whether it's Tuesday or not, any day you get to have Mexican-inspired food is a reason for celebration, and this spicy, juicy take is sure to bring slow-cooker satisfaction! Wrap all that meaty goodness up in toasty tortillas and you've got yourself the Busy-Tuesday Beef Burritos that'll kick this weeknight off with a bang! Busy doesn't have to mean boring!

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11. Breezy Brisket & Potatoes

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Brisket, when cooked correctly, is the tenderest and meatiest cut of beef ever, with plenty of juicy fat to lend it even more flavor. But cooking it correctly requires so much time and effort... unless, of course, you make Breezy Brisket & Potatoes. This slow-cooker version of the classic dish braises the beef in a combination of sweet, tangy, sour, savory, and smoky flavors almost barbeque-like in its depths. Nestled along the meat is a heaping helping of fluffy potatoes, so there's no need to worry about a side dish! Breezy Brisket & Potatoes are perfect for potlucks or relaxing evenings at home after a long day. It's not just a breeze to make, but a breeze to enjoy!

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12. Route 66 Chili

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Route 66 in the United States runs straight through Tex-Mex country, through the top of Texas, cutting New Mexico and Arizona almost in half on its way to California. Route 66 Chili tastes like all the flavors picked up across the American Southwest: hearty, tender pork and beef, spicy stew broth, rich tomatoes, and beans, with strong succulent seasonings. When the road gets bumpy and dusty, it's wonderful knowing there's a heaping bowl of Route 66 Chili cooking itself for you in your slow cooker. Happy trails are sure to follow!

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13. Easy Cubed Steak

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No need to fret! No need to stress! Easy Cubed Steak is here to make dinner a breeze! Just add everything to a slow cooker then sit back! Relax! Let the savory, super-tender beef soak in all those delicious, mushroom-enhanced gravy flavors! You can serve Easy Cubed Steak on just about anything and have it be a fantastic, warming meal! Stressing over supper is so last year!

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14. Slow Cooker Frito Pie

Slow Cooker Frito Pie

The classic Southern dinner is made even easier thanks to that mainstay of the busy household, the slow cooker! Slow Cooker Frito Pie makes a distinctly savory and spicy chili, with plenty of beef in each bite for that meaty goodness you're craving! Rich tomato flavor and a few hearty beans complete the experience. Topped with your favorite chili fixin's and served over crunchy corn chips, Slow Cooker Frito Pie has everything you could want in a meal!

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15. Saucy Swiss Steak

Saucy Swiss Steak

Saucy Swiss Steak lets the slow cooker do most of the work. Seared cube steaks are braised in a tomato sauce, infusing the beef with rich, sweet flavors, creating a lovely balance that will have you coming back for more. With some equally tender garden vegetables, Saucy Swiss Steak certainly knows how to make dinner a breeze!

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16. Slow Cooker Steak & Gravy

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You shouldn’t be working to make dinner; dinner should be working for you. Slow Cooker Steak & Gravy offers melt-in-your-mouth steak with a rich, meaty gravy slathered on top. Infused with sweet onion, mushrooms, and herbs, this gravy is the sauce of your dreams, perfect over biscuits or vegetables. Slow Cooker Steak & Gravy is supremely savory and a truly satisfying main course that practically makes itself!

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17. Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

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Mongolian Beef actually has its origin in Taiwanese Mongolian Barbeque, which has nothing to do with either Mongolia or barbeque. Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef takes the stir-fried, sweet, sour, and savory flavors of the traditional dish and makes it easy. With just 10 minutes of prep time, you can have Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef and its tangy, salty, garlic-infused sauce made, essentially, for you instead of by you. Nothing says welcome home than seeing this meal ready to eat!

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18. Classic Sunday Beef Stew


Whether it's rainy or cold, or honestly even sunny and warm, our favorite weekly rhythm is having this Classic Sunday Beef Stew as the weekend comes to a close. We love it because all it takes is searing some hearty beef, then moving it to the slow cooker to meld with all the other savory, rich, yummy ingredients. Hearty, simple, and delicious we can't think of a better way to get ready for the week ahead than with a bowl of Classic Sunday Beef Stew. It's always good for the soul (and belly)!

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