slow cooker pork and beef roast

★★★★★ 15 Reviews
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By Gail Springsteen
from Waupaca, WI

My mother used to cook pork and beef roasts together, and there is nothing like it! You can use any cut of the meats you wish. Because it's being slow-cooked, you don't need the most expensive cuts to achieve a juicy, tender result. Vegetables are up to you. I am sharing what I do, but there's no reason you can't use whatever you love! You can certainly use just beef, just pork, or even chicken... it's a wonderful recipe that will make your mouth water at the scent of it cooking and satisfy your taste buds when you eat it!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

There is something amazing about cooking a pork roast and beef roast together. Honestly, it makes the best gravy. The broth is rich and robust. Adding onion soup mix and gravy mix enhances the wonderful flavor. The veggies, beef roast, and pork roast are tender and cooked to perfection in the Crock Pot. Simmer all day on a Sunday for a comforting Sunday dinner.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 15 Reviews
serves 8-10
prep time 15 Min
cook time 6 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For slow cooker pork and beef roast

  • 3 lb
    beef roast
  • 3 lb
    pork roast
  • 1 lb
    carrots, peeled and cut into chunks (or use baby carrots)
  • 4
    stalks celery, cut into chunks
  • 4
    potatoes, washed, cut into chunks (peel if you wish)
  • 8 oz
    fresh mushrooms (I used baby bellas)
  • 3 md
    onions, peeled, cut into chunks
  • 1 pkg
    onion soup mix
  • 1 pkg
    brown gravy mix
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter
  • salt
  • pepper

How To Make slow cooker pork and beef roast

Test Kitchen Tips
Our 6-quart slow cooker was completely filled but it worked. Just make sure the lid is snug.
  • Browning pork and beef roasts in a skillet.
    1
    Melt butter in the olive oil in a frying pan over medium to medium-high heat. Cut your roasts in half so you have four chunks of meat. Salt and pepper each chunk as you wish. When the frying pan is hot, brown the meat on all sides. Set aside.
  • Vegetables added to the slow cooker.
    2
    Put your prepared vegetables in your slow cooker.
  • Browned pork and beef added to the slow cooker.
    3
    Lay the browned meat on top. You DO NOT need to add water, as the meat and the vegetables create their own wonderful juice. I used a 6-quart cooker and it was quite full. If you have a smaller one, adjust your ingredients so it all fits.
  • Meat looking in the slow cooker.
    4
    Cook on high for 4-6 hours. If you are going to be gone much longer, you may want to use a lower setting - use what works for your slow cooker.
  • Meat and vegetables removed from the slow cooker.
    5
    When done to your liking, remove the meat and vegetables to a platter or bowl.
  • Preparing the gravy in a saucepan.
    6
    Put the onion soup mix and brown gravy mix in a medium saucepan. Whisk in the juices from the slow cooker and warm on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it comes to a boil. Lower to a simmer and cook, stirring constantly, for at least one minute. Depending on how soon you plan to eat, you may want to cook the juices a bit longer in order to hydrate the onions from the onion soup mix. If you aren't eating right away, they will hydrate when you put them back in the slow cooker. Return your meat and veggies to the slow cooker and pour the gravy over it.
  • Slow Cooker Pork and Beef Roast on a plate.
    7
    You have a wonderful-smelling and wonderful-tasting meal ready for your enjoyment!
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