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Slow-cooker beef roast

7
Points
Total Time
8 hr 45 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
8 hr 25 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Moderate
You can’t go wrong with this tender beef and veggies for a Sunday roast. Easy, convenient and a simply superb combination of flavours.

Ingredients

Olive oil

2 tbs

Red onion

2 medium, quartered

Baby potato

480 g, (chat variety), halved

Pumpkin

400 g, (buy 500g), peeled, cut into 4cm pieces

Baby carrot

12 individual, (1 bunch), trimmed

Lean beef topside roast

1170 g, (buy 1.3kg), fat trimmed

Beef stock

1 cup(s), (250ml)

Worcestershire sauce

2 tbs

Fresh thyme

4 sprig(s)

Whole grain mustard

cup(s), (95g)

Gravy powder

¼ cup(s), (45g)

Instructions

  1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium–high heat. Cook onion and potatoes, stirring, for 5 minutes or until lightly golden. Transfer to a 5.5 litre (22 cup) capacity slow cooker. Repeat step with another 2 teaspoons oil, pumpkin and carrots.
  2. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in same pan. Cook beef, turning, for 5 minutes or until browned. Make a well in centre of vegetables in slow cooker. Place beef in the centre. Combine stock, Worcestershire sauce and thyme in a jug and pour over beef and vegetables. Spread half the mustard over beef. Cover with lid. Cook on high for 4 hours (or low for 8 hours) or until beef is tender.
  3. Using tongs, remove beef and vegetables from cooker. Cover beef with foil and rest for 10 minutes before slicing thinly. Cover vegetables to keep warm.
  4. Meanwhile, combine gravy powder and ¼ cup (60 ml) water in a small jug. Stir gravy mixture into remaining liquid in slow cooker and cook, uncovered, on high for 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve beef with vegetables, gravy and remaining mustard.