Easy Crock Pot Bavarian Roast & Egg Noodles

A delicious and hearty Crock Pot meal with roast and the sweet flavor of apples, with the tangy bite of vinegar and cinnamon, all over egg noodles and veggies.

Crock Pot Bavarian Roast

There’s nothing like cookin in the Crock Pot as your whole house fills with a mouthwatering aroma for hours on end. I really love using mine, especially on Sundays. I fill it up with something yummy early in the morning, then we all go to church, and come home hungry to a delicious, home-cooked meal that I didn’t have to work for!

So, here’s another delight my family has enjoyed – Bavarian Roast. This recipe makes more than enough for us (we have a baby and a toddler, so they don’t eat much!), so I froze half of it – double bonus! Another meal for another day. I got my inspiration for the meal from recipes all over the web and created my own version. It’s quite a popular one in the south, so it seemed only fitting for me to try since I’m a Georgia girl!

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  • {Crock Pot}
  • 1 (4 pound) beef top round roast, cut in half
  • 2 apples, cored and sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of cloves (optional)
  • Diced carrots
  • Salt and pepper
  • {Gravy Mix}
  • 1½ cups of apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon ground ginger (can add more if you like ginger flavor)
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • {Gravy Thickener}
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup water
  1. First, take your roast and push the cloves into the meat (use as many or as little as you want!) and smear salt and pepper over it. Then, in a bowl, whisk together the Gravy Mix. In the Crock Pot, place the onion, apples and carrots in the bottom, then place the two halves of the roast on top. Pour the apple juice over the top, and then the gravy mix. (I like to have the gravy mix cook with the roast so the meat absorbs the flavors, instead of waiting until it's cooked to pour over.)
  2. Cook on high for 4-6 hours. Then, in the last hour, whisk together the Gravy Thickener and pour into the Crock Pot. About 15 minutes before you're ready to serve, cook your wide egg noodle pasta and veggie, like green beans or asparagus.
  3. Place pieces of the roast over the noodles and pour the gravy on top (mmm mmm mmm!). Make sure to get some carrots, apples and onions, too! Merry Cooking!
  4. Tip: You'll know it's done when the meat just falls apart, like it's melting!
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About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.


  1. This looks divine! I’m definitely going to try it! Have you ever used a pressure cooker? It is my fall/winter go to appliance as much as my crock pot. You can make roasts and stews like this one at a moment’s notice!

  2. What kind of apple do you recommend? Thanks

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