[Recipe] Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef


You had me at balsamic. The beef part didn’t hurt either though. Two of my favourite things to eat. Add in the ease of slow cooking, and I couldn’t resist.

This balsamic beef roast, I found on Pinterest. The picture was gorgeous. It comes from a food blog called Shugary Sweets. What a great blog! I’ll definitely be visiting regularly for more amazing food ideas.

As far as the recipe goes, I pretty much stuck to the original exactly, except that I used a smaller roast and added some onion. It is positively delicious. This is a great recipe for a cold fall or winter’s day. It’s comforting and warm. The house smelled divine as this was cooking away in the slow cooker. And it was really good with mashed potatoes. We added some horseradish and sour cream to our mashed potatoes and they really paired well with this beef.

I asked Husband to tell me what Guy Fieri would say about this balsamic roast beef. His response: “Whoa, this broth is like the river that runs through Flavour Town.” Ha! He’s so good, my husband.

One thing I may do a bit differently with this roast the next time is that I may thicken the broth a bit with a corn starch slurry before adding the beef back to the slow cooker for serving.

We enjoyed this roast again later in the week, and I think it was even better then. I’ll post tomorrow to show you what we did with it.

For now, enjoy today’s post! Make this on Sunday for an easy Sunday dinner, then enjoy it again like we did for an easy weeknight supper.


[Recipe] Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef

Recipe adapted from Shugary Sweets’ slow-cooker balsamic shredded beef recipe.

3-4 lb beef roast
1 large onion
1 cup beef broth
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
3 cloves garlic, minced


Chop onion. Add it to the bottom of the slow cooker.


Place the roast on top of the onions.


Whisk together all of the sauce ingredients and pour over the roast and onions.



Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Remove roast and shred with a fork, return to juices.


Serve and enjoy.





6 responses to “[Recipe] Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef

  1. Glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks for the shout out!!

  2. Tara, this looks delicious. I have been pulling out my slow cooker more often recently, and will definitely be trying this. It will be a change from my usual onion soup, red wine and beef broth.

    • I’ve been looking for good ways to use my slow cooker too – it saves so much time, and helps us avoid “grabbing something quick” for dinner. Wait until you see today’s post – what we did with the leftovers! *drool*

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