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Dill Pickle Roast Beef

Dill Pickle Roast Beef is one of the easiest slow cooker recipes you will find. If you have ever had a German pickled beef like Sauerbraten, you will get what the inspiration is behind this recipe. Grab that jar of pickles, roast, and your slow cooker and get ready for an incredible dinner, 8 hours later. 

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 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.

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!


Incredible Dill Pickle Roast Beef Recipe

Once she shared how to make this simple pot roast with pickles, I knew the curiosity would kill the cat if I didn’t try it. I ran to the store, grab my roast, pickles, and headed home. 

It did feel a bit weird taking a jar of pickles and dumping it on a roast and then leaving it to cook for 8 hours. But, I trusted the process and thought worst case scenario we would order takeout instead. But, I was hopeful. 

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!

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    Eight hours later I opened up my slow cooker to the most tender roast. I even plated up a few of the pickles to give them a test run as well. I mean we do eat warmed pickles on a hamburger, how much different could a cooked one taste? 

    The result was YUM! This roast was something to rave about, and that is why I am writing this today. It had a mild tang of the pickle, but it wasn’t overbearing like I imagined it could be. It was the perfect combination of flavor, and the roast was tender and moist. 

    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.

    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!

    Can You Add Vegetables to Your Pickled Roast Beef

    Want to add in carrots and potatoes like a traditional roast recipe? Sure, go for it. Your veggies will pick up some of the pickle juice as well but cook up nicely. Just watch the liquid level you might need to add in a little water or even beef stock to help make sure your beef and vegetables don’t dry out. 

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

    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!

    Can You Eat The Pickles In The Roast 

    Yes! I will be honest I was slightly intimidated to eat the pickles from the roast mixture, but it was pleasantly enjoyable. The flavors of the beef and pickle kind of blend together in the cooking process and it is actually delightful. They also get tender as they cook over the time frame you have in the slow cooker. 

    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!

    What to Pair With Dill Pickle Roast Beef

    Here are some sides you can consider adding to your dinner menu to compliment your pickle roast recipe! Feel free to reach for your favorite sides as well! This is a very versatile recipe. 

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    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!

    What Is The Best Cut Of Meat For A Roast 

    I recommend looking for a chuck roast; this offers the perfect amount of marble of fat throughout. This flavors the meat but also leaves you with a tender roast. If you can’t find chuck look for a shoulder roast, rib roast, or brisket cut. 

    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!

    What Does the Pickle Juice Do To the Roast in the Dill Pickle Roast 

    Pickle juice is great for tenderizing meat. It will add some tang and flavor to the roast, but it also helps tenderize the meat as well which is so lovely. 

    I think if you are a fan of roast and a fan of pickles. This recipe might be right down the lane you want to go. It is one of the most straightforward recipes and somewhat affordable since you only need two ingredients. 

    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!

    If you make this roast let me know what you think! We have made it a handful of times, and it is something unique and different than a classic roast recipe. The leftovers aren’t too bad either! 

    You’ll also love this Classic Meatloaf, Slow Cooker Mississippi Beef Stew, Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff and Slow Cooker Beef and Noodles.

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

    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!

    Try Slow Cooker Dill Pickle Soup, Crockpot Pickle Chicken and Dill Pickle Dip.

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    Dill Pickle Roast Beef

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 6
    Prep Time 2 minutes
    Cook Time 8 hours
    Total Time 8 hours 2 minutes
    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’ve used Outside Round and Chuck Roast in the past
    • 1 jar dill pickles 1 L jar
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Instructions

    • 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.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 44kcal | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 104mg

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Slow Cooker
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Dill Pickle Roast Beef

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    96 Comments

    1. We do a version of this with jarred Pepperoncini peppers. One jar added to a beef or pork loin roast. It adds a little spice but provides the same tenderizing action. The results are easy and delicious.

    2. I do this with Cornichons. I follow the recipe for Mississippi pot roast but add Cornichons instead of the peppers. It is absolutely delicious and so tender.

    3. How many ounces of pickles…actual jar size?
      Thank you!

    4. D'Andrea Jackie says:

      Stupid question. Can you eat the pickles afterwards?

    5. Great recipe!
      Thanks Stacie!
      I love all your recipes!

    6. For those who have made it, what do you serve with it? Potatoes? Rice? It doesn’t seem like a mashed potato type pot roast but sounds delicious!

      1. I fix a recipe similar to this, just a few more ingredients, like fresh dill, brown gravy mix, and ranch gravy mix. I fixed a bacon green bean side dish, and it went very well with it.

    7. Wonderful roast and tasty!
      I highly recommend it especially if you like pickles!
      Thanks Stacie!

    8. Marlene Mangrich says:

      Can u use sweet pickles ? I love dill my husband does not! Thank you

    9. Brooke Laforest says:

      Are the pickles garlic dill or regular?

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