Roast Beef with Gravy Recipe

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"Start this simple roast in the morning and you'll have savory slices of meat and gravy ready at suppertime," writes Tracy Ashbeck of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. The tender beef is loaded with homemade taste and leaves plenty for main dishes later in the week.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 beef sirloin tip roast (4 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 envelope brown gravy mix
  • 2 cups cold water
  • Hot mashed potatoes

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 163 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 337mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein.


  1. Cut roast in half; rub with 1/4 cup flour. Place in 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine soup and gravy mixes with remaining flour; stir in water until blended. Pour over roast.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Slice roast; serve with mashed potatoes and gravy. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Roast Beef with Gravy in Quick Cooking January/February 2001, p36

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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mnbaker17 User ID: 7292047 260705
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2017

"Instead of water I used beef broth. Made the most flavorful gravy."

mnbaker17 User ID: 7292047 260704
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2017

"Instead of water I used beef broth. Made the most flavorful gravy."

saralyn_06 User ID: 993350 70204
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

"Simple & delicious. I make this often for my family"

rcallan99 User ID: 4473692 83195
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

"The flour that states in the recipe will not mix with the other ingredients. I have had better."

velvetnc User ID: 4333768 29545
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

"I've made this recipe with beef, pork, and turkey and it always comes out delicious. Sometimes I also add some quartered potatoes to the slow cooker. This is a very versatile recipe and so easy!"

dilbert098 User ID: 3743376 76913
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2011

"I agree with the previous posts, this roast falls apart. I really enjoyed it, very tender. the gravy was no fuss and was also very good. enjoyed!"

saralyn_06 User ID: 993350 83673
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

"I make this recipe quite often! I never have cut the roast in half, so not sure it makes a difference? I also have used sirloin steak instead of the roast. Just as good! Also, I've substituted the brown gravy mix with herb gravy mix for just a lil extra flavor."

amybecca User ID: 4337390 34716
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2009

"It was very easy to make - literally took 5 minutes to put together. I used a lesser cut of meat and it was like shoe leather - but the gravy on the salvageable parts of the roast was very taste. I added a sliced onion on top of the roast, as I like them cooked along with it. I will definitely try it again with a sirloin tip roast."

Heavens_IL User ID: 58504 70202
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2008

"I think you cut it in half to fit in the crockpot?"

svejkat User ID: 1047835 29556
Reviewed May. 8, 2008

"Hi Tracy;

I am from Adams Friendship and now live in Phoenix.Az. I have made this for years and it is wonderful. Thanks for reminding me."

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