Remember the Simple Overnight Saucy Crock Pot Chicken recipe I shared? That’s becoming one of my new go-to recipes to help me feed my family on busy days. This, of course, led me to experiment more with the idea. What else, I wondered, could be cooked in the crock pot overnight to make my day simpler tomorrow? Well. One result this Simple Overnight Melt-in-Your-Mouth Beef Roast.
Just like the chicken, you can put your roast into your crock pot directly from the freezer. It thaws and cooks overnight. The next day, the meat will fall apart and melt in your mouth!
Why would we want to cook meat in our crock pots overnight? Let me count the ways:
- When we wake up to cooked meat, we have something good to pack for lunches if that is a need.
- We can turn the crock pot to the “keep warm” setting and have meat waiting for us later at lunch time at home.
- We can turn off the crock pot and cool the meat to eat in big chef salads at lunch time.
- We can put the meat in the fridge to pull out any time we need it during the next few days.
The concept is so simple, and it presents so many easy meal options!
Simple Overnight Melt-in-Your-Mouth Beef Roast
- 3-4 pound beef roast
- 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 3 Tablespoons Onion Soup Mix (recipe below)
- ½ cup water
- Put roast in the bottom of a crock pot. (Roast can be frozen or thawed.)
- Pour Worcestershire sauce, Onion Soup Mix, and water over the roast.
- Cook on low for 10-12 hours.
Here’s my Onion Soup Mix recipe.
This roast is delicious no matter if you serve it with mashed potatoes and veggies or if you serve it in a chef salad. The flavor is incredible!!
Have you tried cooking meat in a crock pot overnight? What has your experience been like?
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Natalia Gill says
These ideas are coming in perfect timing since I’m about to have a baby! Thank you! Just wanted to add that Trader Joe’s has an onion soup mix that is much better than most, for those who haven’t gotten around to making your mix yet.
Thank you so much for sharing this common recipe. I mean, who hasn’t already made a roast in the crockpot before? But your tips were amazing. And I didn’t know I could put it in the crock without first browning it in a pan (this always felt like so much trouble, and would discourage me from making this dish when I was in a hurry). And Frozen! Are you kidding me? Well – I did it – just like you suggested. Cooked on low for 12 hours, and it was the best tasting, most tender roast beef I’ve ever made. Oh, and I cooked carrots in the bottom, and their flavor was wonderful. Thank you again.
What temperature did you cook the beef at?
On the low setting in my crock pot. :)
Aileen McCullogh says
So this recipe looks super easy…was interested in serving this Christmas Day…what would be the best way to store it without drying it out until I serve dinner on Christmas… are there enough drippings for gravy and do u have a recipe for that…Thank you