This slow cooker beef Manhattan is a delicious and comforting dinner idea that your entire family will enjoy. Tender beef that is slow-cooked in a savory au jus and then served on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes and crunchy garlic bread.
One of my favorite things about this simple recipe is that the crock pot does all the work. You can set it and forget and come back to a hearty meal at the end of the day. So, that means that this recipe is perfect for busy weekdays when you need something on the table in a hurry.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- When it comes to comfort food, beef Manhattan is a classic.
- It’s rich and flavorful, yet simple enough for even inexperienced cooks to make with ease.
- With this slow cooker version, you can set it up in the morning and have dinner ready by the time you get home from work or school.
- Plus, since it’s cooked low and slow, the beef turns out incredibly tender and flavorful.
If you love tasty and easy slow cooker recipes like this one then you may also enjoy this Slow Cooker Brisket recipe.
For this recipe, you will need a few simple ingredients to help you make this savory recipe. All of these ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store so you don’t have to worry about spending a lot of time tracking down specialty ingredients.
- beef chuck roast
- onion soup mix
- brown gravy mix
- red wine vinegar
- prepared mashed potatoes
- prepared garlic toast
You only need a couple of kitchen tools to help you make this hearty meal. Gather these tools and get ready to dive into this classic comfort food.
- 7 quart slow cooker, that’s the one I used and love!
- baking sheet – great non stick with silicone handles, this is for the garlic toast
How to Make Slow Cooker Beef Manhattan
Making this slow cooker recipe is so simple. Just follow the steps below or in the recipe card at the bottom of the post and you will have a hearty meal that your entire family will enjoy in no time at all.
Step 1: Add the ingredients to the slow cooker
Place the chuck roast pieces into a 7 quart slow cooker (That’s the one I used, I love it!) Sprinkle the onion soup mix and brown gravy mix over the roast. Pour the red wine vinegar over the top.
Step 2: Cook the beef
Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. And, then shred the beef with two forks.
Step 3: Assemble the plates
On a plate, place the toast. Add a layer of mashed potatoes on the toast and top with the beef and au jus.
Store leftover beef in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can also store leftover mashed potatoes and garlic bread in the fridge separate from the meat.
Freezing – The beef can also be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months. However, it is not recommended to freeze the mashed potatoes.
Reheating – To reheat the beef, place it in a skillet over medium heat and cook until warmed through. Or in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.
What to Serve with Beef Manhattan
Here are a few of my favorite side dishes and a dessert to savory with this savory meal.
Substitutions and Additions
Here are a few different ways that you can personalize or change up this recipe to suit your family’s taste buds.
- Add a touch of heat by adding in some chili flakes or red pepper flakes.
- For a smokier flavor, add in smoked paprika.
- Substitute the red wine vinegar for balsamic vinegar.
- Add in mushrooms or other vegetables like bell peppers and carrots.
- Top with shredded cheese such as cheddar, mozzarella, or parmesan.
Here are a few tips that you can use to ensure that this recipe turns out perfectly for you every time that you make it.
- You can use homemade mashed potatoes or to save a little time pick up the premade kind at your local grocery store.
- I like to use the frozen Texas Toast at the store, but you could use homemade garlic or your favorite type instead.
- I like to spray my slow cooker with some nonstick cooking spray, but you could use a slow cooker liner.
- Add a cornstarch slurry to your beef after you shred it, and then allow it to cook for another 5 minutes or so if you want to thicken your au jus.
Do you have questions about this slow cooker beef manhattan recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe.
Where does beef manhattan get its name?
Beef Manhattan is named after Navel Ordinance Plant workers who were trained in Manhattan. That is where they started eating open faced sandwiches like this one. And, then name stuck.
What type of roast is best for this recipe?
I like to use chuck roast for this recipe because it turns out incredibly tender after slow cooking. But you could also use a rump roast or your favorite cut of beef.
Can this recipe be doubled?
Yes, this recipe can easily be doubled or even tripled for larger families or when entertaining. You will just need to use a larger slow cooker.
More Slow Cooker Recipes
Slow Cooker Beef Manhattan
Beef Manhattan is tender and juicy beef served on top of a bed of creamy mashed potatoes as an open face sandwich.
- 2 to 3 pounds beef chuck roast cut into large chunks
- 1 packet onion soup mix
- 1 packet brown gravy mix
- ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- 4 cups prepared mashed potatoes
- 6 to 8 slices prepared garlic toast
Place the chuck roast pieces into a 4 quart slow cooker.
Sprinkle the onion soup mix and brown gravy mix over the roast. Pour the red wine vinegar over the top.
Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
Shred the beef with two forks.
To assemble: On a plate, place the toast. Add a layer of the mashed potatoes on the toast and top with the beef and au jus.
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