Crockpot Beef on Weck Sliders #SundaySupper

Kimmelweck Rolls |  Crockpot Beef on Weck Sliders |

There’s so much awesome stuff going on in this recipe that I don’t even know where to start! I’m not even going to talk about how excited I am that football is back because… obviously.

Let’s talk about roast beef instead. Because ohmygodyouguys I made roast beef in the crockpot! Beautiful, medium-rare roast beef. In the crockpot. I’ll give you a minute to let that sink in.

Seriously, I feel like this is life changing. I love roast beef, but making it is kind of a pain in the butt. Not anymore! Throw it in there, let it do it’s thing, and two and a half hours later (a little longer if you want your cooked more) you’re rewarded with a piece of meat cooked so beautifully it might make you want to cry. There’s going to be a lot of roast beef in my kitchen this winter! Oh yes.

It took me ten months to come through on my promise of making this, and now I’m kicking myself for not doing it sooner! (The first time I mentioned making it was all the way back in December when I made Buffalo chicken meatball subs in my Buffalo Bills crockpot.)

crockpot beef on weck-5  Crockpot Roast Beef |

In addition to that amazing roast beef, there’s the weck. Kummelweck rolls are kind of like pretzel rolls’ older, cooler cousin. They’re a little softer – similar to kaiser rolls – and topped with coarse salt and caraway seeds. They’re so good.

But come on. I was being lazy and making my roast beef in the crock pot so you don’t think I was about to make bread from scratch, do you? Nope. I totally cheated and used store bought Italian bread dough that I shaped into slider rolls. So easy, and you’d never be able to tell if you didn’t see the wrappers in the trash.

I think the hardest part about making these beef on weck sliders was slicing the roast beef thinly enough. That, or not eating them all myself.

Crockpot Beef on Weck Sliders |

Crockpot Beef on Weck Sliders
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Prepared bread dough adds to the laid back nature of these sandwiches, but if you're feeling ambitious you can use your favorite from-scratch Italian or white bread recipe.
Tying the beef up with kitchen twine will help it keep it's shape and make it easier to slice, but isn't absolutely necessary.
Serves: 8 (3 sliders each)
  • 2 pound bottom round or rump roast
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tubes Pillsbury Country Italian Bread (or similar bread dough)
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 2 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • ½ cup water
  • prepared horseradish
  1. Season the beef generously with salt and pepper. If desired, use kitchen twine to truss the beef (see video here).
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy skillet. Add the beef and cook 3-4 minutes on each side, or until deeply browned. Transfer the beef from the pan to your crockpot; insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the roast. For medium-rare roast beef, cook on LOW until the temperature reaches 140º – about 2.5 hours.
  3. While the beef cooks, prepare your slider rolls: Heat oven to 350º. Remove the dough from the tubes and cut each crosswise into 12 pieces (for a total of 24 pieces of dough). Roll each piece of dough into a ball. Remove the roast from the crockpot and tent with foil. Let sit 20 minutes.
  4. Mix the salt and caraway on a small plate. Gently press the top of each roll into the seasoning mixture, then arrange on a baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from oven and let cool. Slice crosswise.
  5. Add water to the drippings that have collected in the bottom of the crockpot. Turn heat to high and bring to a simmer. Remove the twine from the beef. Slice the beef as thinly as you can.
  6. Dip the cut sides of the rolls in the jus. Top with sliced roast beef and a thin schmear of horseradish.

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  1. supperforasteal says:

    I love the idea to take store bought dough and doctor it up. And wow roast beef in the crockpot I would have never though of it!

  2. Jennifer Drummond says:

    Love this recipe! being from Buffalo, you don’t see beef on weck in California! People don’t even know what it is! love this recipe!!

  3. Cindys Recipes says:

    I never heard the term, Weck rolls. Sounds good with the roast beef, Lauren!

  4. Nicole Humphrey Cook says:

    I did not realize you could do roast beef in the crockpot, but thinking that’s going to happen here too. These little sliders are SO cute and look so delicious!! yum!

  5. Oh my goodness – I am so making this tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Marjory @ Dinner-Mom says:

    I am seriously excited to try this. I love my meat on the pink side…but, have NEVER, been successful doing this in a crock pot and the rolls….yum!

  7. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts says:

    This must be the weck that makes the 3rd “w” in BW3’s? One of the annoying things of moving often is the lack of long term knowledge of a place. Like when someone tells you to turn left at the store ‘that used to be a ________’ . . . okay then, sure, I know exactly where that is!
    Here, the restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings is known as BW3s. I asked what the 3rd W was and one person vaguely mumbled about weck.
    Thanks–I love rare roast beast, and that’s pretty cool that you can make it in a crock pot!

  8. Family Foodie says:

    since you posted, I have been wondering what beef on a weck was… Love this recipe and can’t wait to try it!

  9. Renee Dobbs says:

    Oh my goodness that’s a perfectly cooked roast. And in the crockpot. Who knew? The secret is out now.

  10. Tammi @ Momma's Meals says:

    I’m so on this! I’ve never done roast beef in the crock either, I’m so intimidated by it but you’ve got me convinced! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Jen @JuanitasCocina says:

    This is me…drooling.

  12. The Ninja Baker says:

    Thank you, Lauren! You are my kind of gal! Dishes with maximum deliciousness and minimum effort work for this multi-tasker…I believe you should get an endorsement deal too from a slow cooker company. You have me completely convinced that I do need one. Last and not least, your sliders are soooo cute!

  13. Christie McCann says:

    I’ve already pinned this. They look A-mazing and the rolls are so cool! I’m anxious to try them.

  14. Paula -bell'alimento says:

    Oh where have these been all my life? Want. Stat.

  15. homecookingmemories says:

    I want this….like now. Not only how amazing that roast beef looks, but I am totally lovin’ how you made this with Pillsbury bread!!

  16. Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious says:

    Never heard the term weck, but I am now all over that bread. Love caraway. And I use my C-Pot all the time, but have never done roast beast. Must remedy.

  17. Oh WOW – I can’t believe how gorgeous that turned out in a slow cooker. I am SO making some soon…for football in a few weeks, as a matter of fact. It looks amazing!

  18. That beef looks absolutely perfect! I need to get a slow cooker so I can make this…soon!! :)

  19. I’m a sucker for horseradish, these look awesome!

  20. Oh man! I LOVE that you can do this in the crockpot! That roast beef looks like the perfect doneness to me. Juuust rare enough. :)

  21. Robert Grove says:

    Wow—who knew someone from NOLA would have even heard of beef on a weck (or wick, as some of us say).. Thanks for bringing up old memories. Now if the Bills could just win a game!

  22. This looks wonderful, Lauren! I don’t use my crockpot that often but now I am tempted!

  23. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen says:

    Meat sandwiches are the best thing, and roast beef is so flavorful, these sound insane with the horseradish! Can’t tell you how badly I want to have a few right now.

  24. Laura Dembowski says:

    That beef definitely looks perfectly cooked. I bet it is great for leftovers all week long.

  25. Renee Goerger says:

    Ohmygodyougirl, these look fabulous!!! I can hardly wait to try your recipe. Crock pot roast beef….I’m there!!!
    Renee – Kudos Kitchen

  26. I learned something new today! I must try this ‘weck’ bread before long! Those coarse salt grains & herbs really elevate the slider, I’m sure!

  27. I seriously CANNOT believe you made that beef in the crock pot. But I do believe you. And I want a slider. NOW.

  28. littleredkitchen says:

    and I need to make this now. Somewhere in my still unpacked boxes in my crockpot and I’m digging it out! Finally a way to make medium rare roast beef all the way through!

  29. Your beef looks amazing! Those sliders are looking pretty good too. Great idea!

  30. I love it, and I love my crockpots too! (yes, plural – I have 5 of them! LOL)

  31. That roast looks perfect! Never thought of making one in a crockpot, but you’ve convinced me to try!


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