Slow Cooker Beef Main Dish Recipes

Beef stew. Pot roast, pepper steak, French dip—even cabbage rolls. See all the wonders your slow cooker works with beef.

Staff Picks

Elaine's Sweet and Tangy Loose Beef BBQ

Rating: 4.43 stars
This recipe is a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants creation. I researched several BBQ recipes online and in my cookbooks and combined bits and pieces of different things I liked about them. The result was a wonderful and tangy loose BBQ for sandwiches that is very easy to make and takes little hands-on time. My in-laws who are in their 70s both said it was the best BBQ they had ever had. It was awesome!

Grandma's Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage, Slow Cooker Variation

Rating: 4.51 stars
This is a recipe passed down from my great-grandmother, with a few shortcuts she approved of.

Cuban Ropa Vieja

Rating: 4.36 stars
This is great shredded beef served on tortillas or over rice. Add sour cream, cheese, and fresh cilantro on the side.

It's Chili by George!!

Rating: 4.65 stars
Can be made on the stove or in the slow cooker. It's quick, easy and so good.
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Easy Slow Cooker French Dip

Rating: 4.51 stars
This makes a delicious French dip sandwich, perfect for the working mom! Nobody, not even teetotalers, have been able to detect the presence of beer in this recipe, but it adds a wonderful flavor! French fries make a great side dish, and they are good for dipping, too.

Beef Barley Vegetable Soup

Rating: 4.65 stars
Slow cooker, hearty, easy. Serve with a hearty bread, and enjoy.

Slow Cooker Lasagna

Rating: 4.23 stars
This recipe is so easy, you might think that you are doing something wrong. It is delicious!

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Rating: 4.62 stars
This is a quick, throw together slow cooker soup with a Mexican flair. Teenagers love it. Serve topped with corn chips, shredded Cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream. Make sure you adjust the amount of chile peppers if you're sensitive about spicy foods.

Pepperoncini Beef

Rating: 4.58 stars
Roast beef cooked in a slow cooker with garlic and pepperoncini makes a delicious and simple filling for gyro sandwiches. Serve on hoagie rolls with provolone or mozzarella cheese, and your choice of condiments.

Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Rating: 4.62 stars
No more dry corned beef! Cook this in your slow cooker all day and you're guaranteed success! Serve this with soda bread for a warm and satisfying meal.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Rating: 4.23 stars
These meatballs are slow-cooked in a sweet and sour sauce.

Inspiration and Ideas

Original Homemade Italian Beef

Rating: Unrated
"This is just excellent. Before serving, we toast the buns with garlic butter. Then we add Provolone and broil it until the cheese melts. After that: Game-time!" – Tjlongdo

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Rating: Unrated
"Awesome recipe! It tasted like rich people food." – Renee Z

Grandpa's Classic Coney Sauce

Rating: 4.24 stars

My Grandfather owned a drive-in restaurant back in the 1950's. This is his exact recipe for Coney Dogs from back in the day. I make this on special occasions and it is always hit with friends and family. Enjoy.