Slow-Cooker Roast Beef with Mushroom Gravy
We had our doubts. But if you use a few tricks, your slow cooker can produce a ￼￼￼￼￼￼perfectly pink roast beef—with a rich, thick mushroom gravy, too.
Why This Recipe Works
For an evenly cooked, medium-rare roast from the slow cooker, we first salt an eye-round roast overnight, brown it well in a skillet, and then build a gravy in the same pan. Cremini mushrooms form the base of the gravy, along with onion, tomato paste, flour, and beef broth. To boost the mushroom flavor, we add potent porcini mushrooms. The roast and gravy cook together for 1½ to 2 hours, for a perfect rosy medium-rare roast. Be sure to slice the roast as thin as possible to ensure tenderness.