20 Delicous Beef Crock-Pot Recipes

Kathleen Wong | Oct 26, 2018 Food & Party
20 Delicous Beef Crock-Pot Recipes
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Beef is one of the most hearty and delicious meats out there. From tender brisket to juicy, well-seasoned steaks, beef is a solid meat choice for just about any occasion. Beef recipes can be as simple as possible or complex and require lots of patience. However it's cooked, beef is almost guaranteed to taste absolutely delicious. We would make the argument that beef is a Crock-Pot's best friend. The slow-cooking Crock-Pot transforms beef into a succulent meal, and we just can't get enough of the pairing. Beef Crock-Pot recipes span almost every cuisine, and thank goodness.

Cooking beef in a slow cooker is seriously so genius, it requires little prep time and the result is a flavorful, brown, and tender meal. What would take hours in the oven or on the stove (or maybe even grill) becomes almost effortless when done in the Crock-Pot. Yes to that, times a million. 

Beef Crock-Pot recipes are especially handy when the days are colder and we're looking for something warm and comforting to eat. We can make savory beef stew, spicy chili, or an ample pot roast. Whatever our stomach desires, there is a beef slow cooker recipe out there to warm it up.

Dinner from a slow cooker is great when we realize we have frozen beef that we need to cook because it's taking up space in the freezer. Yep, slow cookers are a Godsend. 

Click ahead to read through 20 delicious and tempting beef Crock-Pot dishes that are sure to make anyone hungry. (Mark these recipes for holiday season and thank us later.)

  • Crock-Pot Maple Beef Brisket

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    Crock Pot Maple Beef Brisket
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    Both sweet and savory, everyone knows maple and barbecue go together like peanut butter and jelly. But for those who would rather use the Crock-Pot instead of firing up the grill, check out this recipe from Recipes that Crock.

  • Crock-Pot Mongolian Beef

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    Crock Pot Mongolian Beef
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    Forget takeout, this Mongolian beef recipe from Dinner at the Zoo packs a huge flavor punch with its ginger, garlic, and brown sugar.

  • Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy

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    Crock Pot Beef Burgundy
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    This Crock-Pot Beef Burgundy recipe by The Shabby Creek Cottage gives us an easy recipe to make tender fall-off-the-bone beef! Pour it over rice or noodles for a warm and comforting meal.

  • Crock-Pot Pepper Steak

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    Crock Pot Pepper Steak
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    Steak and peppers are a savory go-to meal, but the steak is made extra tender and almost effortless with the help of a Crock-Pot. This recipe by Chelsea's Messy Apron includes a delicious soy sauce-based marinade.

  • Crock-Pot Chunky Beef Stew

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    Crock Pot Chunky Beef Stew
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    As the temperatures drop, we're going to want this slow cooker beef stew recipe by Damn Delicious nearby. It requires just 15 minutes of prep time and the result is a steaming and filling bowl of chunky beef, potatoes, and carrots. 

  • Crock-Pot Mexican Shredded Beef

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    Crock Pot Mexican Shredded Beef
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    This Crock-Pot recipe by Your Homebased Mom uses cubed chuck roast dressed with chili powder, tomato paste, cumin, Mexican oregano, and more to create a flavorful shredded beef perfect for tacos, burritos, or enchiladas. 

  • Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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    Crock Pot Pot Roast
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    Throw a pot roast in the Crock-Pot and a delicious winter meal will be done in about eight hours. This recipe by Dinner then Dessert suggests browning the meat in a pan first to give it a nice crust. 

  • Crock-Pot Hamburger Mac and Cheese

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    Crock Pot Hamburger Mac and Cheese
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    Hamburger mac and cheese is a childhood favorite for its the cheesy goodness and meaty heartiness. Whip up this yummy meal for the fam in a slow cooker so it takes almost no time. We like this recipe from Flour on my Face.

  • Crock-Pot Sloppy Joes

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    Sloppy Joes are made even easier with this recipe by Yummy Healthy Easy. In this recipe, the meat brews in the Crock-Pot with ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, and garlic powder for four to six hours. 

  • Crock-Pot French Dip Sandwich

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    Crock Pot French Dip Sandwich
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    In this recipe by Fox Valley Foodie, thinly sliced beef is cooked until tender, leaving delicious au jus left sitting in the slow cooker. 

  • Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

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    Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff
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    Creamy goodness is created in a Crock-Pot in about eight hours with this recipe by The Wholesome Dish. Whip up some egg noodles as a base and voila! Comfort food done. 

  • Crock-Pot Steak Fajitas

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    Crock Pot Steak Fajitas
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    Fit Slow Cooker Queen's recipe for Crock-Pot steak fajitas only uses five ingredients and is paleo-friendly! But it doesn't lack flavor. Cumin, oregano, paprika, and chili powder amp up the taste.

  • Crock-Pot Chipotle Steak Chili

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    Crock Pot Chipotle Steak Chili
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    Chili gets an upgrade with this Crock-Pot chipotle steak chili recipe by Whole and Heavenly Oven. Forget ground beef, this recipe uses cube steak instead. And also forget packaged taco seasoning, this recipe is all about jarred chipotles for flavoring. 

  • Slow Cooker Balsamic-Glazed Roast Beef

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    Crock Pot Balsamic Glazed Roast Beef
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    With a prep time of only 10 minutes, Garden and Table's Crock-Pot balsamic-glazed roast beef recipe is the perfect dinner party entree. 

  • Crock-Pot Pineapple Habanero Meatballs

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    Crock Pot Pineapple Habanero Meatballs
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    Tangy and spicy, these meatballs are a definite crowd-pleaser. Throw this recipe by Great Grub Delicious Treats together for the next get-together.

  • Slow Cooker Korean Beef

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    Crock Pot Korean Beef
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    This Crock-Pot Korean Beef recipe by I Heart Eating is the perfect balance between sweet and spicy. The eight hours in the slow cooker transform the beef into a delicious meal for when we're craving something with a little kick.

  • Crock-Pot Philly Cheesesteak

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    Crock Pot Philly Cheesesteak
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    Beef round steak, Italian dressing mix, beef stock, and green peppers create a savory and cheesy meal with the help of a Crock-Pot -- oh, and this recipe by Skinny Points.

  • Crock-Pot Beef and Broccoli

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    Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli
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    Sure, we can just stir-fry up some beef and broccoli, but cooking it in a slow cooker is an effortless way to simmer tender meat and perfectly cooked veggies. We like this recipe by Life in the Lofthouse.

  • Slow Cooker Bacon Ranch Meatloaf

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    Crock Pot Bacon Ranch Meatloaf
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    Really in the mood for something hearty? This recipe for a Crock-Pot Bacon Ranch Meatloaf by Recipes that Crock is the one. It's a fun twist on the classic comfort food everyone knows and loves. 

  • Crock-Pot Cajun Pot Roast

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    Crock Pot Cajun Pot Roast
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    For a pot roast with a kick, whip up this slow cooker Cajun pot roast recipe by Restless Chipotle. It's seasoned with Cajun seasoning, which includes cayenne pepper, onion powder and paprika. 

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