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Crock Pot Garlic Tomato Roast Beef

This delicious Crock Pot garlic tomato roast beef will make you a hero with everyone at your dinner table. Although it’s super easy to make this roast in a slow cooker, it will taste as though you’ve been standing in the kitchen for hours.

plate of tomato and garlic roast beef on a bed of mashed potatoes beside steamed green beans.

The blend of garlic and tomatoes adds depth to this main dish. You’ll love how all of the flavors come together in a way that will have everyone reaching for seconds.

Although you can choose an expensive roast beef, I recommend a less expensive chuck roast for this. In addition to the recipe, you’ll see some tips on how to make this one of the most delicious meals in your dinner rotation. 

I highly recommend reading this entire post before you begin preparing the recipe. However, if all you want is the list of ingredients with full directions, please either click on the jump-to-recipe button above or scroll to the bottom of this post.

Delicious Pot Roast

Pot roast has always been a favorite main dish, and there are so many good reasons. It’s filling and satisfies even the hungriest person.

It’s versatile. You can add whatever seasonings you like to give it more flavor.

And it’s absolutely delicious, no matter how you make it. In fact, I’ve never met a pot roast I didn’t like.

If you have any leftovers, enjoy a delicious roast beef sandwich the next day. Or you can make this delicious beef hash.

Crock Pot Garlic Tomato Roast Beef Ingredients

You’ll be blown away by how few ingredients go into this delicious meal. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Small chuck roast (larger if you’re feeding more people)
  • Can of diced tomatoes
  • Minced garlic (either fresh or from a jar)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
uncooked chuck roast, minced garlic, and diced tomatoes

For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.

How to Make Crock Pot Garlic Tomato Roast Beef

Before you begin, gather all of the ingredients so you have them close at hand. This way, you won’t have to stop what you’re doing and hunt for anything.

Spray the inside of a 2-quart slow cooker. Or if you’re cooking a larger roast, use one that has at least a 4-quart pot.

Now it’s time to start working on the recipe. First, place the roast in the bottom of the greased pot.

Secondly, sprinkle the minced garlic on top. Since I use minced garlic from a jar, I drop it from a spoon.

minced garlic sprinkled on the pot roast in the Crock Pot

Next, pour the entire contents of the can of diced tomatoes over the roast.

If you’re cooking a larger roast, use 2 cans of tomatoes.

diced tomatoes over meat in slow cooker

Although the tomatoes have some salt, I still like to add a little bit of salt and a lot of pepper. You can add as much as you like or leave it out.

Keep in mind that you can always add more salt later if it needs it, but you can’t take it out.

Now, put the lid on the pot and cook on high for 1 hour. Turn the heat down to low and cook for another 3-4 hours or until the meat is fall-apart tender.

At this point, I shredded the meat, but you don’t have to. You can slice it if you prefer.

Serve this delicious roast beef over mashed potatoes, rice, or noodles. Or if you slice it, you can serve it beside your favorite side dishes.

We get 4 meals out of this, but if you have light eaters or small children, you can probably serve 6.

tomato garlic roast beef on a bed of mashed potatoes beside steamed green beans.

Tips for Cooking Roast Beef in a Crock Pot

You’ll need 1/4 to 1/2 pound of roast per person, depending on their size and appetite.

A Crock Pot cooks slowly, which causes the meat to be very tender. If you want to slice it, carefully lift it from the pot with support beneath it. Allow it to rest for about 10 minutes before cutting it.

If the roast is thicker than a couple of inches, cook it on low for 1-2 hours longer.

You can add vegetables to the pot if you want. Wait until the last couple of hours before you add them, or they will be mushy.

Sometimes I do that, but most of the time, I cook my vegetables as separate side dishes.

More Helpful Hints for Cooked Roast Beef

You can keep leftover roast beef in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 3 or 4 days. Then reheat it on the stovetop, in the oven, or in the microwave until it’s hot.

If you’re unable to use the roast beef within a few days, you can freeze it in an airtight container for a couple of months. Or you can double wrap it in plastic wrap and aluminum foil.

pot of shredded garlic tomato roast beef beside a plate of roast over mashed potatoes and green beans

More Delicious Recipes

If you like to eat a variety of styles of roast beef, try this Mississippi Pot Roast, also cooked in a slow cooker. It’s loaded with flavor that will make you want to make it often.

For a more traditional pot roast, try this oven baked pot roast recipe.

This super easy beef and broccoli stir fry is absolutely delicious. You’ll love the fact that it only takes a few minutes to cook.

Poultry lovers are sure to enjoy this yummy Crock Pot Hawaiian chicken. The savory and sweet flavors come together in an explosion of goodness.

If you like cheesesteak and you like sloppy joes, you’ll love these delicious Philly cheesesteak sloppy joes from Dance Around the Kitchen.

When you haven’t had time to go to the grocery store, just use whatever you have to make your family dinner. One of our favorite dishes during those times is this beef shop-the-pantry casserole. I have a formula I use to combine a variety of ingredients to make a delicious meal.

Yummy Desserts

Although we don’t always have dessert after every meal, I like to make sweets fairly often. And of course, we have a few favorites.

One of our favorites is this creamy no-bake cherry lime pie. It has a delicious blend of sweet and tart that will make your taste buds so happy.

Cookies are also very high on our list. I particularly enjoy these flourless peanut butter cookies, and my husband likes these pecan brownie cookies.

Another favorite dessert is this yummy pineapple dump cake. We like it with a scoop of ice cream on top, but you can use whipped cream if you prefer.

garlic tomato roast on mashed potatoes beside steamed green beans

Crock Pot Garlic Tomato Roast Beef

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

Packed with flavor, this garlic tomato roast beef is a favorite Crock Pot meal.


  • 1-1/2 pound chuck roast
  • One 14-ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Spray the inside of a 2-quart slow cooker. Place the roast in the bottom of the pot.
  2. Sprinkle the minced garlic on top.
  3. Pour the tomatoes over the roast and garlic.
  4. Add as much salt and pepper as you think you’ll need. Remember that you can always add more later, but you can’t take it away.
  5. Cover the pot and cook on high for 1 hour.
  6. After an hour, turn the heat down to low and cook for an additional 3-4 hours, until the meat is fall-apart tender.
  7. Serve over rice, noodles, or mashed potatoes.


We get 4 meals out of this, but if you have light eaters or small children, you can probably serve 6.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 554Total Fat 35gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 188mgSodium 361mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 57g

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