35 Easy Slow-Cooker Beef Recipes to Serve from Tailgate to Dinner Party
These Simple Slow-Cooker Recipes Will Save Your Weeknights
Beer-Braised Pot Roast
Recipe: Beer-Braised Pot Roast
Pot roast is the ultimate comforting Sunday supper, and it’s so easy with the help of your slow cooker.
Slow Cooker Barbacoa Brisket
Recipe: Slow Cooker Barbacoa Brisket
This tender slow-cooker beef is delicious served on tacos with fresh ingredients like onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and jalapenos.
Peppered Beef Soup
Slow-Cooker Bolognese Sauce over Pappardelle Pasta
Picky eaters? They’ll eat up this incredible homemade pasta sauce over whatever pasta shape you have on hand.
Slow-Cooker Ginger, Sweet Tea, and Whiskey Short Ribs
This bright sauce is the perfect balancing act with hearty short ribs.
Red Bean Chili
Recipe: Red Bean Chili
With just six ingredients, this has to be the easiest chili recipe you’ll ever make.
Slow-Cooker Barbecue Beef Sandwiches
Here’s your new go-to barbecue recipe for tailgates, cookouts, and parties.
Slow-Cooker Beef Nachos
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Beef Nachos
Prep for the tailgate in advance with these easy nachos that will be a major touchdown with your crowd.
Julie Yoste's Mississippi Roast
Thai Red Curry Beef
Recipe: Thai Red Curry Beef
Spice up your weeknight with this Thai-inspired dish that you can make more or less spicy depending on the amount of jalapeno you add.
Recipe: Beef-and-Bean Chili
There’s nothing like a slight chill in the air to remind you that it’s chili season.
Beer-Braised Beef Tips with Root Vegetables and Horseradish
Horseradish adds a welcome zing to your old-school pot roast in this recipe.
Meatball Sliders with Tomato Sauce
These meatballs use a mix of ground beef and ground pork for tons of flavor in this recipe that’s kid-friendly and tailgate-ready.
Four-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Pot Roast
This simple pot roast recipe can be served in a variety of ways, whether over veggies and potatoes or between sandwich buns.
Herbed Beef Ragu
Recipe: Herbed Beef Ragu
This decadent pasta recipe is great for hosting dinner parties: Most of the work can be done in advance and the results are beautiful and crowd-pleasing.
Steak and Peppers with Rice
Recipe: Steak and Peppers with Rice
This lightened-up slow-cooker recipe can be served over your favorite rice, egg noodles, or with warm tortillas for homemade tacos and quesadillas.
Slow-Cooked Cowboy Brisket and Beans
Whether for a summer cookout or a fall tailgate, this BBQ recipe won’t disappoint.
Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
This New England-inspired recipe is comfort food at its finest.
Slow-Cooker Pot Roast
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Pot Roast
It doesn’t get more classic than a slow-cooker pot roast when you’re in the need of supper for a crowd.
Recipe: Spaghetti Casserole
Pasta night is already easy, but we went ahead and simplified it even more by turning it into a slow-cooker casserole the kids will love.
Recipe: Beef Bourguignon
This rich recipe is fall-apart tender from hours in the slow cooker.
Brisket Tacos with Summer Salsa
Recipe: Brisket Tacos with Summer Salsa
Your slow cooker doesn’t have to gather dust in the summer with this fresh recipe.
Brisket-and-Black Bean Chili with Cilantro-Lime Crema
Traveling for game day? This slow-cooker chili travels well for game day.
Tangy Italian Beef Sandwiches
Recipe: Tangy Italian Beef Sandwiches
Pop the ingredients in your slow cooker in the morning, and you’ll have incredibly tender and flavorful sandwiches waiting for you right at dinner time.
Company Pot Roast
Recipe: Company Pot Roast
For a Southern spin, we love to serve this classic pot roast over creamy grits instead of mashed potatoes or egg noodles.
Recipe: BBQ Brisket
With a handful of ingredients that are already in your pantry, you can serve up pitmaster-worthy brisket.
Slow-Cooker Bolognese Sauce
Recipe: Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce
Whether for a holiday gathering, a dinner party with friends, or a Sunday supper with the grandparents, Bolognese is always a good choice.
Chimichurri Beef Meatball Hoagies
These hearty meatball sandwiches are topped with a simple, light slaw for some crunch and freshness.
Slow Cooker Tomato-Basil Meatloaf
Meatloaf is forever the most reliable dinner recipe in our tin, and the slow cooker makes it easier than ever.
Best Slow-Cooker Chili
Recipe: Best Slow-Cooker Chili
Be sure to invite company over to share—this recipe was made to feed a hungry crowd.
Slow-Cooker Sloppy Joes
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Sloppy Joes
When you’re having a crazy week and can’t have the broccoli fight with the kids, whip up easy slow-cooker Sloppy Joes for a happy dinner table.
Slow Cooker Goulash
Recipe: Slow Cooker Goulash
A tip from the Test Kitchen for the dreamiest sauce: Choose a roast with good marbling throughout.
Zesty Pot Roast
Recipe: Zesty Pot Roast
The secret ingredient to this flavorful pot roast? A hint of lime.