I wanted to try slow cooker roast beef after recently discovered the wonders of roasting a whole chicken in my slow cooker. As I said in the roast chicken post I may never have to roast a piece of meat in the oven again!I have found that by roasting my joint of beef in the slow cooker, not only is my meat tender beyond belief but as it cooks it creates its own gravy which contains all the juices from the beef. Now I like my beef cooked well done so this recipe is based on that cooking method, but if you wanted it rarer I would suggest you cook it for less time. I appreciate that a joint of beef doesn’t take long to cook the conventional way in an oven but I like the fact that I can leave it all day while I am doing other things for an evening meal, or pop it on before I go to bed if I wanted it for Sunday lunch. it also means that you could have a cheaper cut of meat like brisket and it ends up tender by the end of its slow cooking.