13 Delicious Beef Slow-Cooker Recipes

Let the slow-cooker do the work for you in these decadent beef recipes.

  • Slow-Cooker Macaroni and Beef

    Slow-Cooker Macaroni and Beef

    On the busiest weeknights, plan ahead so that even a slow-cooker beef spaghetti dinner is completely hands-off. Prep the ingredients in the morning to create a delicious homemade sauce with your slow-cooker. Simply boil pasta when you're ready for dinner, add the sauce, and top with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.
  • Spicy Shredded Beef
    David Prince

    Spicy Shredded Beef

    Kids will flip for this Mexican-spiced sloppy Joe. Serve it on a crusty French roll, to soak up the juices, and top with fresh veggies and a dollop of sour cream, to complement the subtle heat.
  • Slow-braised Beef Stew with Mushrooms
    James Carrier

    Slow-braised Beef Stew with Mushrooms

    Short ribs notoriously take hours of cooking to hit the plate fork-tender and delicious. Use that to your advantage by cooking the ribs in a slow-cooker for five to six hours. This dish, loaded with flavor, is sure to replace your traditional beef stew recipe.
  • Chili-Beef Soft Tacos

    Chili-Beef Soft Tacos

    Shortcut taco night using a slow-cooker. The chuck roast gets over-the-top tender, and the leftovers taste delicious in quesadillas, on baked potatoes, or over lettuce greens the next day.
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage

    Corned Beef and Cabbage

    Indulge in a classic dish without all the fuss. Cook the brisket and potatoes with a few spices for about seven hours, then add carrots and cabbage for the final thirty minutes. This all-in-one meal is perfect for a busy weeknight; simply bake a few rolls, pour a glass of tea, and enjoy.
  • Slow-Cooker Shepherd's Pie

    Slow-Cooker Shepherd's Pie

    Serve an all-in-one beef-and-veggie dish. Pair this comfort-style dinner with a green salad for a complete meal for under $1.50 per serving.
  • Beef With Red Wine Sauce

    Beef With Red Wine Sauce

    Fifteen minutes of prep time are all you need to enjoy this flavorful beef-and-noodle meal at the end of the workday. The meat takes on the full flavor of the mushrooms, onion slices, and secret ingredient: brown gravy mix. Serve over egg noodles for a one-dish meal that's big on comfort and low on effort.
  • BBQ Beef Short Ribs

    BBQ Beef Short Ribs

    Skip the local BBQ joint and serve delicious beef short ribs at home. Three ingredients, plus salt, pepper, and vegetable oil, are all you need to bring the best of the BBQ pit home to your kitchen.
  • Company Pot Roast
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Company Pot Roast

    Indulge in Grandma's Sunday afternoon pot roast without the labor-intensive prep work. This recipe makes about eight servings, which leaves you plenty for hot roast beef sandwiches the next day.
  • Hot Pastrami Sandwiches
    Photo: Lisa Romerein; Styling: Valerie Aikman-Smith

    Hot Pastrami Sandwiches

    Whether you're getting ready for a game-day crowd or just a super-stacker sandwich night, this pastrami recipe has your number. It only heats for an hour in the slow-cooker, so this is a quick dish that's still infused with loads of hearty flavor.
  • Meatloaf with Mozzarella, Mushrooms and Pepperoni

    Meatloaf with Mozzarella, Mushrooms and Pepperoni

    Come home to a house filled with the warm, comforting scent of fork-tender meatloaf loaded with fresh veggies and a hint of mozzarella cheese. Serve with instant mashed potatoes and steamed green beans.
  • Beef Stroganoff

    Beef Stroganoff

    Transform beef stew meat into this savory dinner that calls for just seven ingredients. Brown the meat in a skillet beforehand and combine with beef broth, sour cream, and sautÉed mushrooms and shallots. Cook for 6 hours on low and serve with hot cooked egg noodles.
  • Mediterranean Brisket
    Photo: Frances Janesch; Styling: Lynn Miller

    Mediterranean Brisket

    Cooking brisket is easy when a slow-cooker is involved! This simple recipe takes just 5 minutes to prepare–you don't even need to brown the beef first. Serve with steamed green beans and a baked potato for a super-filling supper.
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