This really is the easiest of recipes. So simple it barely warrants a recipe. In return for 3 ingredients and about 1 minute of prep time to get this in the slow cooker, you will be rewarded with a house that smells amazing, and a dinner even the kids will love. I have made it on so many occasions and my family absolutely devour it every time. It’s perfect to serve as is with roasted veggies or mash and greens, on rolls or in wraps with slaw or in pastry as pies. And the added bonus? If you use a large piece of beef, you’ll end up with leftovers to pop in the freezer for an even easier meal another night. Can’t beat that!
So without further ado, let me introduce you to….
Honey Mustard Slow Cooker Beef
Just three simple pantry staples: honey, wholegrain mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Mix them together in equal quantities and pour over a whole beef roast in your slow cooker. That’s it.
I’ve found the best cut of beef for this to be a whole chuck roast, but bolar blade, topside or brisket also work. You can also use smaller beef pieces such as gravy beef or short ribs if you like.
1.5 – 2kg (approx) whole chuck roast
2 – 3 tbsp honey
2 – 3 tbsp wholegrain mustard
2 – 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- Remove any string from beef roast, trim off large fat cover and place in slow cooker. You can cut the beef into chunks to speed up cooking, and remove large chunks of fat if you wish. (I tend to just remove the large fat cap and keep the piece of beef whole).
- Mix together remaining ingredients and pour over beef, turning to coat. It is not necessary to add any other liquid – plenty of juices come out of the beef.
- Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or until beef is falling-apart tender.
- Shred beef and serve with roasted veggies, potato or sweet potato mash and steamed greens.
- Leftovers can be stored in portions in the freezer to make easy dinners later. Make sure to include some of the sauce in the container to keep it juicy.
- No slow cooker? Then cook in a covered casserole dish on 140C in the oven for 4-6 hours.