Slow Cooker

Dill Pickle Roast Beef

A friend and I were chatting about slow cooker recipes the other day. She mentioned that she tried roast beef slow cooked in dill pickles at her mother-in-law’s place and raved about how good it was. I was intrigued. Could it really be that simple as throwing a jar of dill pickles and a cut of beef into a slow cooker? Would it taste too “pickled”? I decided I would find out.

I’m calling this Operation Pickle. I grabbed a big jar of dill pickles (without garlic) and a cut of beef on sale at Food Basics. They didn’t have much selection for beef so the one I purchased was Outside Round. It was on sale too which was a good thing since beef is so expensive these days.

Dill Pickle Roast Beef - This might be the most simple slow cooker recipe ever! Dump a jar of pickles in a slow cooker with your preferred cut of beef. You'll be amazed in 8 hours!

I felt a little weird dumping an entire jar of pickles into my slow cooker. Yes, it’s pickles, pickle juice and all! Pour it right over your beef and set it on low to cook.

Dill Pickle Roast Beef - This might be the most simple slow cooker recipe ever! Dump a jar of pickles in a slow cooker with your preferred cut of beef. You'll be amazed in 8 hours!

Yield: 4 to 6

Dill Pickle Roast Beef

This might be the most simple slow cooker recipe ever! Dump a jar of pickles in a slow cooker with your preferred cut of beef. You’ll be amazed in 8 hours!

Ingredients:

  • 1 beef roast in the cut of your choice (I used Outside Round)
  • 1 jar of dill pickles
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Place beef in a slow cooker. Pour on top the pickles, including the juice. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

The result was YUM! I can see now why my friend said I had to try this recipe. It wasn’t overly “pickly”, but you could taste it in the beef at just the right amount. We even ate the slow cooked pickles.

Next time, you need slow cooker inspiration, look to that jar of pickles in your fridge. You don’t need to make a fancy sauce or marinade when a simple kitchen staple will do.

I’ll keep my eye out for more sales on beef and try this recipe with another kind of pickles. I wonder if Yum Yums would be good?

For recipe inspiration, check out my new Beef Recipes board on Pinterest.

Have you tried pickles and roast beef in the slow cooker? If not, would you?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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