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Mom's Traditional Roast Beef

Linda / bushel & a pickle
Traditional roast beef prepared in a crock pot
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 30 mins
Course Meat
Cuisine American
Servings 6 -8


  • 3 - 4 pounds bottom round beef roast or other nice cut
  • I -2 envelopes of dried onion soup
  • Gravy Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons of water
  • Pan Drippings from roast


  • Put the roast in the crock pot insert
  • Sprinkle dried onion soup mix evenly over the top. Use 2 if the roast is larger
  • Cook on the low setting for about 6 - 8 hours or 4 hours on high
  • Time will vary according to the weight
  • Remove to a cutting board
  • Let it rest before slicing
  • Gravy
  • Pour the pan drippings into a sauce pan and bring to a low boil
  • Mix together well 2 tbls of cornstarch with 4 tbls of water
  • Add a few tablespoons of the hot pan drippings
  • Mix well then slowly pour into the sauce pan while stirring the liquid
  • Bring to a gentle boil then lower to a slow simmer
  • Stir occasionally
  • Cook until desired thickness