Slow Cooker Beef on Rice

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Savory Slow Cooker Beef on Rice with flavorful gravy, beef slow cooked to tender perfection, and served over a warm bed of rice.

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Slow Cooker Beef on Rice

It’s Sundayyyyyyy and this is a Sunday dinner classic I’m sharing with you today so, yeah. Pretty approriate.

It’s kind of like beef stroganoff? ish? Maybe. It’s basically a beef and gravy that you serve over rice. My mother made it all the time when I was younger and called it Beef on Rice. Not beef with rice. Beef ON rice. Similar to how some people say “soda” and some people say “pop”. And recently I learned there is an entire region of the U.S. that calls it all Coke – regardless of whether it is actually Coca Cola or not.

Are you a soda-person, pop-person, or coke-person??

Just for the record, I’m actually a soda-person.

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But, back to this beef on rice. Look at all of that gravy goodness! I love it. Tender and juicy beef slowwwwww cooked in savory juices and thickened into a gravy right at the end. It’s perfect all year round but since it’s Fall time and the weather is cooling off, I’m in the mood for comfort food. This right here, is at the top of my comfort food list.

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It’s also incredibly easy to make – WINNER! All you have to do is throw 6 ingredients into your slow cooker (six. and that’s including salt and pepper so it’s really like 4ish ingredients….) and come back 8 hours later to one crazy-tasty dinner. Cozy comfort food at it’s best!

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What people are saying about this Slow Cooker Beef on Rice

“Delicious! Delicious! Delicious! So tender & moist. I leave for work by 7am (dropping off 3 kids along the way) & not home until 5pm or after. This was perfect for an all day slow cooking meal. I used cheap already cubed beef (what was on sale) & kept the rest of the recipe the same serving it with peas. My picky 7 year old devoured it. My husband ate 3 helpings. Thank you for this winning recipe!” – Terra

“I like this recipe much better than the whole-roast method where the beef is then shredded. Even visually it is much more appetizing. Browning the meat before putting it in a slow-cooker definitely adds to the final flavor, and cooking the chopped onion along with a cup of sliced mushrooms in the same pan is even better. ” – Grace

“Tried this recipe out on Monday with a chuck roast I cut into bits. I added baby carrots. After adding the corn starch, it didn’t seem to thicken so I added another 3 tablespoons with water mixture. All in all, simple and very satisfying to make something homemade that tastes so good.” – Danielle

Slow Cooker Beef on Rice

Slow Cooker Beef on Rice

Savory beef and gravy slow cooked to tender perfection and served over rice - a healthy and hearty meal with minimal prep and cleanup!
4.61 from 38 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 pounds beef chunks (aka: stew meat )
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2-3 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 4-6 cups brown or white rice (for serving)


  • Add beef, broth, and chopped onions to slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
  • About 10-15 minutes before serving, Transfer slow cooker contents to a large stock pot and bring to a boil. Whisk together cold water and corn starch, add to pot, and stir until thickened. Serve over rice and sprinkle with chopped parsley if desired. Enjoy!
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5 stars
ITs coming to winter so crock pot dinners is my thing. THis Dish was amazing!! My son liCked the bowl Clean! ( i absoultly love it as well) AND hE is a picky Eater!
ADding this to my togo to mEnu🙏❤️

    Kid approved- alright! 😉

So simple and incredibly delicious! Thank you for this recipe. Have made it several times on the stovetop in a heavy pot then cooked very low for two or three hours. Who knew something so simple could be so fantastic! I love it in place of a traditional roast. Thank you for making my cooking easier – for breaking the roast monotony- while still keeping the roast and gravy crowd happy. Bless you!

    You are so welcome, Pamela!!

5 stars
This was absolutely delicious! I will omit adding salt for next time, but other than that, it was so easy to make and so tasty! I will make this again! Thanks for sharing

    So glad you enjoyed this recipe! Thank you!

5 stars
Fantastic recipe! I used cut up chuck roast and as another person said I browned the meat and then SAUTEED onions and mushrooms. Perfectly tender beef.

5 stars
At first this recipe did not have flavor. So I added some Montreal steak seasoning and 3 to 4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce and it turned out amazing. I also browned the outside of the meat first and DEFINITELY sautee the onions or they don get soft.

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