Dinnertime! Holiday Dinner

Easy Crock Pot Beef Roast

Ever since I was a kid, we always had beef roast and noodles for Christmas dinner.  Grandma always cooked hers in a great big ol’ enamel roaster.  That’s totally fine but I liked the ability to forget about mine when I cooked it.  In our house, if beef roast was on the menu, it was because it was a special occasion so that’s how I’ve always associated it.  But it’s perfect to make any time of year for BBQ beef sandwiches too.

Okay, now I’m getting hungry.  Here’s what you’ll need to make this dinner worthy of the holidays at home without taking up room in your oven.

Easy Crock Pot Beef Roast
Easy Crock Pot Beef Roast
Prep Time:
5 minutes
Cook Time:
7 hours
Total Time:
7 hours, 5 minutes
  • 1-2 Beef Shoulder Roasts
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup hickory liquid smoke (optional)
  • Spices to taste (salt and pepper)
  1. If roasts have a large fat cap, remove half of it or trim it lean depending on your preferences.
  2. Using a paring knife, make deep hole randomly in the roast(s).
  3. Peel the garlic and stuff a clove in each hole.
  4. Place the roasts in the crock pot and fill with water until it's covered by an inch.
  5. Add 1/4 cup of liquid smoke to the water as well as any spices.
  6. Cover and if your roasts are thawed, you can go 4-6 hours on high. If you need it to be going while you're at work then on low. If the roasts are frozen, 8 hours on high.
  7. When you serve, make sure you reserve at least 1/2 cup of the juices to pour over the top of the roast even tender roast could have a drier texture.
Nutrition information
Serving Size: Varies depending on roast size

This video shows just how it all comes together!

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I'm a long time cook/baker that makes food centric recipe videos to help the novice cook or welcome a seasoned cook that wants to focus on the food. I'm passionate about both Christmas and cooking. Once my baking gene gets activated in September, I want to bake all the things. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and come on into my kitchen!


    1. That is perfect! It is definitely a special meal and I can’t wait to mix my potatoes and roast together and gross out the 2nd cousins! 😉

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