Easy Peasy Slow Cooker Roast: A Comfort Food Classic

This roast could not be any easier! There are only three ingredients, unless you count the slurry–which you don’t even need to do unless you are fussy about your gravy like me. Dump and go, when you get back,, voila supper is ready.

I actually got stuck at work way longer than I intended to the day I put this roast in the slow cooker and it was fine on warm when I got home. You can’t over cook this piece of meat. Serve it with some smashed baked potatoes and that’s it.

If cream of asparagus soup is not your thing please just try is once, trust me, it is delicious. You can always make it again with cream of mushroom. Waaayyyy back when I first started making this roast back in the early 2000’s I didn’t even like asparagus, but that is what the recipe called for so I figured I would try it before I changed it up. It was so worth it. It doesn’t taste like asparagus but it gives the gravy a little earthy flavor that goes so well with the onion soup mix and the beef.

I first found this recipe in a Yahoo group back before food blogs were really a thing. Oh how I loved to save recipes from the Yahoo food groups. I would copy and paste them into word documents to save for later. I still enjoy going through those docs looking at all those old recipes and getting inspiration for something new and different. Ahhh the memories….

Once the roast is cooked I took it out and used a slurry of 3 T cornstarch and 3 T water. I added it to the liquid still in the slow cooker to thicken up the gravy. I cooked it on high for about 15 minutes until it was thick.

This roast is even better the next day after the flavors have a chance to meld in the refrigerator over night.

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Easy Peasy Slow Cooker Roast Recipe

Easy Peasy Slow Cooker Roast

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 1500 kcal


  • 1 slow cooker
  • 1 bowl


  • 3 lb beef roast
  • 1 Envelope Lipton Onion Soup mix
  • 1 Can Cream of Asparagus soup
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp water


  • Put the beef roast in the slow cooker
  • Mix the soup mix and cream of asparagus soup together and dump on top of the roast
  • Cook on low heat 8 hours
  • Remove the roast from the slow cooker
  • Mix 3 T cornstarch and 3 T water together in a bowl and dump into the slow cooker
  • Cook on high heat 15 min until thick
  • Pour over meat for gravy


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The Magic of the Easy Peasy Slow Cooker Roast

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Picture this: succulent roast, falling apart at the touch of a fork, surrounded by tender vegetables soaked in a rich, flavorful broth. That’s what you can expect from this Easy Peasy Slow Cooker Roast.

But don’t just take my word for it. Let’s explore why this dish is a standout in my kitchen repertoire.

Simplicity is Key

The word ‘easy’ is in the name for a reason. This dish requires minimal prep work. Just gather your ingredients, pop them in the slow cooker, and let the magic happen. It’s perfect for those busy weekdays when you simply don’t have the energy to whip up a three-course meal.

Serving Suggestions

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Alright, let’s talk about how to serve this beauty. The Easy Peasy Slow Cooker Roast is already a complete meal in itself. However, if you’re looking to elevate your dining experience, here are a few suggestions:

  • Mashed Potatoes: A side of creamy mashed potatoes would pair wonderfully with the hearty roast. The potatoes can soak up that delicious broth, transforming them into a side dish that could steal the show.
  • Green Beans: Want to add a bit of color and crunch? Consider serving your roast with some fresh green beans. Their vibrant color and crisp texture provide a lovely contrast to the tender roast.

FAQs about Easy Peasy Slow Cooker Roast

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Now, I’d like to address some common questions you may have about preparing this dish:

Can I use a different cut of meat?

Absolutely! While I usually use beef for my Easy Peasy Slow Cooker Roast, feel free to use other cuts of meat. Just remember, the leaner the meat, the less flavorful the broth might be.

What if I don’t have a slow cooker?

No problem at all. You can also prepare this recipe in an oven or on a stove. However, you’ll need to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Cooking Tips

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Finally, here are a few tips that will help you perfect your Easy Peasy Slow Cooker Roast:

  • Searing is non-negotiable: Searing the meat before slow cooking caramelizes the surface, which enhances the flavor of the roast and the broth.
  • Don’t overfill your slow cooker: For best results, your slow cooker should be half to two-thirds full. Overfilling can lead to uneven cooking.
  • Patience pays off: Resist the temptation to remove the lid and check the roast. Each time you lift the lid, heat escapes, slowing down the cooking process.

There you have it – everything you need to know about the Easy Peasy Slow Cooker Roast. Now go forth and cook, my friends. May your home be filled with the delicious aroma of slow-cooked goodness.

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