Beef and tomato gravy is an easy crock pot recipe your family will love.

My family loves this roast and the tomato gravy.  You can serve this gravy over mashed potatoes, rice or noodles.  We also like to make sandwiches with the beef and pour the gravy over the sandwich. This is a very versatile recipe your family will love.  This recipe could be cut in half or even doubled for a crowd.  It keeps well refrigerated for several days. You can make this recipe your own by using different spices.  You could also make this in the oven if you prefer.  I would cook at 350 degrees for about 1 1/2 hours covered.  You might add a little water to the pan as well and check after half the time to see if it needs more liquid.

Beef and tomato gravy is wonderful comfort food.

1 (3 to 5 lb.) chuck roast or roast of your choice

2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce

1 teaspoon liquid smoke

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup onion, chopped

1 teaspoons sugar

1 tablespoon horseradish sauce

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon thyme

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

Place roast in slow cooker.  Whisk together the tomato sauce and spices and pour over the roast.  Cook on high 4 0r 5 hours or low for 7 to 8 hours until roast is tender.  Enjoy!

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5 from 20 votes

Crock Pot Beef and Tomato Gravy

This crock pot dish is absolutely wonderful and has great reviews. So easy to make and a dish your family will love. 
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Crock Pot Beef, Crock Pot Beef and Tomatoes, Tomato gravy
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 3 to 5 lb. chuck roast or roast of your choice
  • 2 8 ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley


  • Place roast in slow cooker. Whisk together the tomato sauce and spices and pour over the roast. Cook on high 4 0r 5 hours or low for 7 to 8 hours until roast is tender.
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  1. David Benson says:

    Making this tonight for husband’s birthday! Loved it. I served it over angel hair pasta and it was perfect.5 stars

  2. Baltisraul says:

    An old Southern tradition is biscuits topped with tomato gravy.5 stars

  3. Jim Johnson says:

    Referring to horseradish sauce, do you mean the grated horseradish sold in a jar in the dairy section of the grocery or are you talking about a mayonnaise-based sauce that contains horseradish? I’m cooking this dish tomorrow. It looks like perfect comfort food.

    1. The Southern Lady says:
  4. I have made this many times over the years. I use a can of tomatoes. I don’t eat mashed potatoes, but I will when I made this. Meat is so tender you can cut with a. Fork.5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I hope you enjoy the recipe Janice and thank you for your comment. Happy to have you on our site and in our community.

  5. this is a ‘keeper’. oh so tasty, I left out the horseradish since it is not something I use or have on hand. Will be making this on a regular basis.5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      So glad you enjoyed it Sandy! Thanks so much for the kind comment.

  6. Jan Cooke says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your recipes and tips. It is very generous of you. I know women who refuse to share recipes and I think that’s so selfish. Thank you beautiful lady!

  7. msippigurl says:

    LOVE this roast and gravy! I did lightly sear the meat before adding it to the crockpot and left out the horseradish b/c I didn’t have any. It was soo good with homemade mashed potatoes. A definite keeper!5 stars

  8. I was a good cook I thought then lost it with all my different diets lost the ability and my taste buds, but thanks to you, I am a really good cook again and my taste buds are alive again, thanks so much, I hope to try this roast this weekend, looks really good

  9. Have had this in the crock pot for hours and the house smells WONDERFUL.5 stars

  10. Nesbi Maret says:

    Made it yesterday. loved how thick and flavorful the tomato gravy was, thank you for sharing the recipe5 stars

  11. I am just so glad I stumbled upon you. My cooking has gone
    from mediocre to FABULOUS. Thank you so much

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you! So happy you enjoy the recipes.

  12. My sister-in-law always talks about her tomato gravy but I’ve never had it…Can’t wait to try this recipe!!

  13. Wow, had this tonight….I added a can of stewed tomatoes with Italian spices…this was fabulous!!!!! Thanks again….love your dishes!5 stars

  14. Carolyn Wright says:

    going to try them

  15. Carolyn Wright says:

    every thing looks so good. cant wait to try them. thank you.

  16. I have made this several times and it is delish!5 stars

  17. Beth Spillers says:

    I have this in the crock pot right now. I’m taking it to my Dad’s for supper this evening. Will let you know how it goes over. He’s pretty picky.

    1. Beth Spillers says:

      Big hit! My picky, picky Dad ate 3 plates! And for a change, he actually told me it was good. Will be keeping this recipe around for a while.5 stars

      1. The Southern Lady says:

        So happy your dad enjoyed this Beth. I was wondering what he thought after you told me he was a picky eater. Thanks for letting me know. Please tell your father I am pleased he enjoyed my recipe. Have a great week.

  18. Nanette Carbone says:

    Looks delicious and can’t wait to try it. However, what is “liquid smoke”? I’ve never heard of it before!

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Hi Nanette, You can buy it in most groceries. I think you can find it near the worcestershire sauce. It just gives foods a smoky flavor.

      1. Nanette Carbone says:

        Thanks for your answer, but is there an alternative I can use because I live in Europe and I don’t think we have liquid smoke unless it is called something else here. Thanks

      2. The Southern Lady says:

        You can just leave it out. I don’t know of an alternative. I don’t think it will make a big difference in the recipe.

      3. Nanette Carbone says:

        OK thanks

  19. Mary-Alice D. says:

    This looks so good and is easy. I will definitely try this one.

  20. Planning on making a roast beef in the crockpot tomorrow – think I will make this yummy looking and sounding tomato gravy to go with it! Love your blog, posts and recipes! :O)

  21. the beef roast looke and sounds good! Im gonna try it Ill let ya know when I do Sherrie

  22. Made this for my husband’s birthday dinner tonight, along with your fluffy cream biscuits… he was very happy to say the least! Thanks for 2 great recipes and one great meal!5 stars

  23. What can I say but yum yum! That does look so good, you have got to be the best southern cook around!

  24. I love roast beef in the slow cooker—it’s always so tender that way. And the smell is heavenly. This beef does looks like it would be wonderful on sandwiches—thanks, Judy!

  25. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide says:

    That meat looks so tender. Bet the leftovers are fantastic on sandwiches! Great idea.