Slow Cooker Beef Roast with Sweet & Salty Sauce

A delicious sweet and salty sauce smothers your beef roast and will delight your family for supper. Uses a crockpot for a quick and easy meal.


1 beef chuck roast, approximately 3-4 lb
Salt & pepper, to taste
34 cloves minced garlic

For the sauce:

1 cup tomato paste or thick tomato sauce
1 Tbsp. mustard (or balsamic vinegar)
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
3 Tbsp. honey or maple syrup
½ cup broth of choice

To thicken:

3 Tbsp. arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
¼ cup water


In a pre-heated skillet over med-high, sear the roast on all sides until golden brown.

Season the roast on both sides with salt & pepper and place the roast in your crockpot with the minced garlic on top.

Whisk together all of the sauce ingredients and pour over the roast.

Cook on low for 8-9 hours, or until fork tender.

If you’d like a thicker, gravy-like sauce, whisk together the arrowroot powder and water, then pour into the warm sauce and stir until smooth. Turn your crockpot on high for 4-5 minutes until the sauce thickens.

Great served as-is or over rice or potatoes; it’s also great served on buns as shredded beef sandwiches.


Use any type of mustard for the sauce that you want. And if you don’t like mustard, you can use balsamic vinegar for an equally delicious (though slightly different) taste.

You can make your tomato sauce thicker by adding some tomato powder to a standard cup of sauce. Learn how to make tomato powder here. If you don’t have tomato powder, you can always make your sauce thicker with a spoonful of tomato paste.