Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetables

Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetable recipe. This crockpot recipe makes the meat so tender and juicy. Great served with rice or potatoes.
Beef in slow cooker (Crock-pot) with vegetables. Melt in your mouth delicious.
When I did a questionnaire on one of my ending posts last year, I was pleasantly surprised how many of you were looking forward to slow cooker meals. I told you I would get started posting some of my favorite meals we already have in our recipe book, and here we are. I absolutely love this recipe as it literally takes five minutes to throw everything into the slow cooker (or Crock-pot) and get this going and you can go and enjoy your family. How awesome is that? The beef becomes melt in your mouth soft and the added vegetables are like the cherry on top. Mashed potatoes, rice or even pasta go well with this roast. You can finish off the meal with these fresh baked sweet buns that are SOO good.

Beef in slow cooker (Crock-pot) with vegetables. Melt in your mouth delicious.

This is a recipe my mamma always makes. She’s such an amazing cook. Can we just talk about her for a minute? She raised 11 children and we all came out something okay, how she did that is beyond me! I am so proud to call her my mom. I think one of the most inspiring things about her is her ability to always be on top of everything. She is still working part-time, her home is always clean and she always has something to eat. We love to visit my parents on Sunday and mom always has something so delicious to serve. This pot roast we tried was on one of our after church Sunday visits to our parent’s house. We came in and the aroma in the house was more than I could explain. She had braised potatoes in the oven and food was ready to be served, what a wise woman. Anyhow, I immediately fell in love with the meal and am really excited to share her recipe with you.

This is the Crock-Pot I use and love, they even have liners for easier cleanup. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Note: *Chuck roast, shoulder steak, or pot roast can be used in this recipe.

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetables-

3 – 3 1/2 pounds beef*

1 onion

2 carrots

2 celery

4-6 garlic cloves, halved

1 1/2 cups Italian dressing

How to make Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetables-

Cut meat into 1 ½” – 2” pieces. Cut carrots and celery into strips. Quarter onion.

Beef in slow cooker (Crock-pot) with vegetables. Melt in your mouth delicious.

Add all ingredients to bowl of slow cooker, pour dressing, toss lightly to combine. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours (or on high for 4-5 hours), or until the beef is tender and falls apart easily when shredded with a fork.

Beef in slow cooker (Crock-pot) with vegetables. Melt in your mouth delicious. Shred beef in with a fork. Serve as a pot roast with your most beloved side dishes. Our kiddos even love adding barbecue to their meat and enjoying a sandwich.

If not using immediately, refrigerate with its juices in a sealed container.

Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetables
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 5 mins
 
Recipe for beef in slow cooker (Crock-pot) with vegetables. Melt in your mouth delicious. πŸ™‚
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Author: Valentina's Corner
Ingredients
Ingredients for Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetables-
  • 3 - 3 1/2 pounds beef*
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery ribs
  • 4-6 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1 1/2 cups Italian dressing
Instructions
How to make Slow Cooker Beef and Vegetables-
  1. Cut meat into 1 ½” – 2” pieces. Cut carrots and celery into strips.
  2. Add all ingredients to bowl of slow cooker, pour dressing, toss lightly to combine. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours (or on high for 4-5 hours), or until the beef is tender and falls apart easily when shredded with a fork.
  3. Shred beef in with a fork. Serve as a pot roast with your most beloved side dishes. Our kiddos even love adding barbecue to their meat and enjoying a sandwich.
  4. If not using immediately, refrigerate with its juices in a sealed container.
Beef in slow cooker (Crock-pot) with vegetables. Melt in your mouth delicious.

Valentina's Corner

Show 20 Comments
  • Ilona 08/29/2017, 11:44 pm  ξ˜‰

    I just put this recipe into the slow cooker. I can’t wait to try it in the morning. But, I was reading earlier comments and decided to add my 5 cents. I make braised potatoes to pressure cooker. What I do is; 1st cook the beef for 20 min then wait for it to open, 2nd; add potatoes, water, and everything else usually added to this recipe and set the pressure cooker for 3-4 minutes. Now, by the time the lid locks and unlocks it’s much longer than 3-4 minutes and the potatoes come out tasting perfect!

    • admin 08/31/2017, 10:11 am  ξ˜‰

      Oh my, you are making me hungry and it’s 10a.m. I cannot wait to try your version, it sounds wonderful. Going on my to-do list. Yumm.. Hope you enjoyed the recipe. πŸ™‚

  • Luda 04/26/2017, 3:02 am  ξ˜‰

    Hello Valentine. What kind beef did you usually use for this recipe. Can I prepare this meat in the oven. thank you

    • admin 04/28/2017, 11:51 am  ξ˜‰

      Hi Luda,
      Look up at the Notes. There is a list of meats you can use :). I am sure you can bake it, however, I’ve never tried it, therefore, have no idea how much the baking the would be. Hope you give this version a try. It’s super yummy.

  • Lily 02/01/2017, 10:29 pm  ξ˜‰

    Would you be able to tell me what kind of Italian dressing I should use? Thank you!

    • admin 02/01/2017, 10:50 pm  ξ˜‰

      Hi Lily,
      You can use any Italian dressing, really: Kraft, WishBone, Olive garden. I have used all of those and turns out wonderful. I hope you enjoy the recipe..:)

  • Anna 01/29/2017, 3:13 pm  ξ˜‰

    Yes, I was one of them that requested more slow cooker recipes, and thank you for taking into consideration. Slow cooker is a most have when you have a big family. I cook similar meal with few skin on golden or red potatoes and mix them right in with the rest of the veggies, no need to wait for another side dish.

    • admin 01/31/2017, 9:32 am  ξ˜‰

      Oh I love the adding potatoes ideas. That’s great…☺☺ I’ll definitely try that next time..

  • Tanya 01/28/2017, 10:53 pm  ξ˜‰

    Can this recip be converted to a pressure cooker? Is so, how long would it take to cook? Thanks

    • admin 01/29/2017, 9:36 pm  ξ˜‰

      Tanya,
      I’m so sorry, cannot help you here as I have never cooked with a pressure cooker. Can you tell me about it? Which one do you have? I’d love to get more info on it.:)

      • Tatyana S. 07/21/2017, 4:40 am 

        I have a instant pot pressure cooker and I love it so much, it’s the best thing to have when u have a big family or small children that u can’t always be in the kitchen for hours. Mine is the 6 quart and I got it from amazon when they had Black Friday deals. So worth it you should definitely get one, will make ur cooking a lot faster and easier. I make ur beef borsch in there which takes 20 mins for the beef to cook then I add the rest of ingredients except for the herbs and cooks for 8mins. And it’s done. And I love the setting that u can keep the meal warm especially soups that’s my favorite option. I would like to try this recipe as a slow cooker recipe cuz it also has the slow option:)

      • admin 07/21/2017, 2:48 pm 

        I am so excited to read your comment! I actually just ordered my first instant pot pressure!. LOVE all of your idea, seriously cannot wait to try foods in there. It sounds dreamy for a large family like mine. Any other favorite you make in it?
        Thanks for trying our recipes, we’re so honored! <3

      • Tatyana S. 07/22/2017, 10:43 am 

        That’s awesome, I think you will love the instant pot just at first it might take some time to get used to it and to figure out how long to cook food in there but I go by the book and what I need to cook I use those settings and then I just use my recipes:)
        I’m going to try out some slow cook recipes and see how they turnout:) but the most I use it for is for meats like beef, chicken wings, ribs.., always cook my rice, buckwheat, and plov in there. On of my favorite meal to cook in there is beef braised potatoes which turnout so yummy. And of course soups. Also steaming vegetables love that option because my hubby loves veggies.

        Hope you will love the pressure cooker and I’m looking forward when you will put new recipes for the pressure cooker?☺️

        I visit your blog often to try out new recipes and to read your stories( keep up the great work) blessings to you and your family!

      • admin 07/22/2017, 7:07 pm 

        Really looking forward to cooking with it as well! πŸ™‚
        Aaaawwww.. Thanks for being a loyal friend of our blog’s. We are so appreciative of you. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      • Tatyana S. 07/22/2017, 5:15 pm 

        I actually made this recipe today and Absolutely love it??????
        I was always scared to try slow cooker recipes but this was my first time and I couldn’t believe that it would taste good with Italian dressing??

      • admin 07/22/2017, 7:14 pm 

        That’s wonderful, Tanysh… It’s amazing how simple the recipe is but soo soo good! So glad you guys enjoyed it. <3

  • Lucy 01/26/2017, 2:35 pm  ξ˜‰

    Hi Valyxa ,
    Looks really good?
    When using Italian dressing, what kind did you use.
    I have the Olive Garden one , will that work?
    Also when putting 1 1/2 cups of the dressing, is it just right with the seasoning ?
    It’s not too salty?
    Thank you for all your great recipes,
    May God Bless you and your family!!!

    • admin 01/26/2017, 4:01 pm  ξ˜‰

      Olive Garden dressing is superb with it, Lucy. Nope, you don’t need anything else and it tastes just right☺.
      Thank you for visiting our online home??..

  • jessica 01/24/2017, 1:18 pm  ξ˜‰

    Would you use it for shredded beef enchiladas? Thank you

    • admin 01/26/2017, 7:03 am  ξ˜‰

      I’ve never tried it, but I don’t see why not. Sounds wonderful, Jessica. ☺

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