Beef and Vegetables–Slow Cooker

slow cooker beef and vegetables

This month the Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten-Free carnival is being hosted by Shirley at gluten-free easily.  Her theme is “dishes so simple, no recipe required.”  The slow cooker is one of those appliances that makes no-recipe dishes a cinch.  You can now view Shirley’s round up.  You’re sure to be inspired!

This isn’t the type of meal that I prepare very often in the summer, but by mid summer I’m often ready for it as a change from summer fare.  Of course, in cooler weather, it’s the kind of hot meal just about everyone will enjoy.

Cheaper cuts of meat such as chuck roasts do well in the slow cooker.  The long cooking time makes them tender. You can also cook a chuck roast without the vegetables and shred the meat for tacos or sandwiches.

Beef and Vegetables–Slow Cooker
  • Onion, sliced
  • Potatoes, scrubbed and cut in large chunks
  • Carrots, peeled and sliced
  • Chuck Roast
  • Water, broth or wine
  • Garlic, minced
  • Rosemary
  • Pepper
  1. Place the onions, carrots, and potatoes in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  2. On the stove, brown the chuck roast in a hot oiled skillet.
  3. Place the browned roast on top of the vegetables.
  4. Pour about 1 cup of liquid over top of everything.
  5. Add garlic, rosemary, and pepper on top of beef.
  6. Cover and cook on low 6 - 8 hours or high 3 - 4 hours.


About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. Margaret says:

    And eat!! Try some tomato juice for the liquid once in a while.

  2. Sandy Munn says:

    Wolfgang Puck’s organic french onion soup poured over a roast or a chicken is also very good!

    • Hi Sandy. Some of the Wolfgang Puck soups are labeled gluten-free. The French onion soup is not one of them. The ingredients may be gf, but there is a risk of cross contamination. You can read what they have to say on their FAQ page.

      • Sandy Munn says:

        I was unable to open the FAQ link on the Wolfgang Puck soup. I was ordering the soup through my Food Coop. On their link, it listed it as gluten free. I have been trying to get on their website to recheck their gluten free labeling but have been unable to get on the site.

        • Sandy, their soup page has the gluten free soups labeled. They include Free Range Chicken with White and Wild Rice, Signature Tortilla, Tomato Basil Bisque, Hearty Lentil Vegetable, and Black Bean. Wolfgang Puck Soups

        • Sorry, I put the link in wrong for the FAQ’s. You can find it here: Soup FAQs. But in case you can’t get to that, part of what they state says, “Wolfgang Puck’s primary concern is the safety of our consumers. All of our recipes are hand crafted, which explains why some products contain food starches and others do not. Many of our products share manufacturing processes and equipment with gluten containing ingredients and products. For this reason, Wolfgang Puck has decided not to label gluten free on products where we could not ensure compliance with our strict gluten-free standards.” I hope that helps.

          • Sandy Munn says:

            Thank you for the information Linda. I hope they will eventually make this soup gluten free. My husband really likes it cooked over a roast or turkey breast in the slow cooker. So far he has not had a reaction to this soup…..usually he knows within a half hour if he’s had some cross contamination.

        • Since the ingredients are gluten free and he does not react to it, you might want to continue using it. There are plenty of times that I just go by what’s in the ingredient list. I just wanted to be sure you had all the information. Personally I find that it’s dry products such as cereals and baking mixes that have the worst cross contamination.

  3. Love the crockpot! I have a chicken stew that I do often, especially for pot luck dishes at church. I’ll have to try the chuck next time…

  4. Yum! Roast in the crock-pot – one of my most favorite meals.

  5. Linda, this recipe is such a great entry for Go Ahead Honey this month! Simple and delicious non-recipes like this one always rule in my book. :-) Thanks so much for submitting it to the carnival!


  6. We had pulled pork chili, also a crock pot recipe, although once I put all of the ingredients in the pork roast would not fit. They must have had some kind of massive crock pot. I ended up slow roasting it in the oven at 200 degrees. It was yummy and a nice change from the traditional ground beef chili.

  7. Joyce McDowell says:

    Beef and Vegetables–Slow Cooker By Linda Etherton – Check out #4 and tell me the amount.

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