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Slow Cooker Beef Au Poivre

Slow Cooker Recipes

Steak Au Poivre is translated as Steak with Pepper.  This is my Slow Cooker version for this simple, but gourmet beef dish.

Slow Cooker Beef Au Poivre Recipe

Slow Cooker Beef Au Poivre Recipe

whole black peppercorns


  1. beef round roast- 4-6 lbs
  2. whole black peppercorns- 3 tablespoons
  3. bay leaf- 1
  4. cognac or cooking sherry (optional)- 1 cup
  5. beef broth- 1 15 oz. can or 1
  6. corn starch- 2 tablespoons
  7. heavy cream- 1/2 cup



  1. Coarsely crush peppercorns using a mortar and pestle; or if you don’t have one, use a meat tenderizer mallet in a cake pan or the bottom of a cast-iron skillet to crush
  2. Press the peppercorns into the sides of the roast and place one bay leaf on top
  3. In a large skillet, brown roast on both sides, approximately 3 minutes each side
  4. Transfer roast in large slow cooker and season with salt
  5. Add cognac or sherry and beef broth; then add any additional water to cover the roast completely
  6. Cover and cook on high for at least 6 hours

For sauce:

  1. Spoon about 2 cups of juice with peppercorns from slow cooker into a medium skillet
  2. Dissolve corn starch in juice
  3. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat
  4. Add cream and mix well; season with more pepper
  5. Serve sauce spooned over roast beef
Slow Cooker Beef Au Poivre Recipe

press crushed black peppercorns into steak


Slow Cooker Beef Au Poivre Recipe

brown steak on both sides


Slow Cooker Beef Au Poivre Recipe

before transferring to Slow Cooker

This recipe is delicious served with Escalloped Carrots:

Escalloped Carrots Recipe

Escalloped Carrots Recipe from The Organized Cook


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