Slowcooker Balsamic Beef

CATEGORIES: Roasts, Slow-Cooker

As the temperatures heat up, I love using my slowcooker more so I don’t have to heat up my oven.  This recipe comes from my friend Robyn’s book, of Add a Pinch.  Kate and I met Robyn years ago at an event and she quickly became one of my favorite people!

Slowcooker Balsamic Beef Recipe

Tender beef is cooked low and slow in a sweet and savory sauce, then you can pile it high on soft buns, or pair it with vegetables, or any other way your heart desires to eat delicious shredded beef.

Slowcooker Balsamic Beef Recipe

The sauce mixes up quickly with pantry ingredients, including honey, worcestershire, soy, and of course, balsamic vinegar.

Slowcooker Balsamic Beef Recipe

When it’s done cooking, it easily shreds with a fork and you spoon more of those cooking juices over the top.

Slowcooker Balsamic Beef Recipe

I took mine up a notch by drizzling some of our Sweet and tangy Pomegranate Balsamic over it and it was A. Maz. Ing.

Slowcooker Balsamic Beef Recipe

We ate ours on soft buns that were spread with a little garlicky-mayo action.  I definitely could have pounded down about 8 of these.

Slowcooker Balsamic Beef Recipe

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Balsamic Beef Roast


Sweet and Savory beef roast cooked in the slow cooker. Great on its own, or piled on rolls for sandwiches.


  • 1 (3-4 pound) boneless roast beef (chuck or round roast)
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped


  1. Place roast beef into the insert of your slow cooker. In a 2-cup measuring cup, mix together all remaining ingredients. Pour over roast beef and set the timer for your slow cooker. (5-7 hours on High or 8-10 hours on Low)
  2. Once roast beef has cooked, remove from slow cooker with tongs into a serving dish. Break apart lightly with two forks and then ladle additional gravy/pan sauce over roast beef.


  • If you prefer a more pronounced flavor, once the roast beef has been removed, use a fat separator on the gravy and then pour the gravy into a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until the gravy has reduced by half.

Thanks to Robyn for sharing this book with me, this recipe is a keeper!


  1. Made this for dinner and it was so yummy. I made it in my instant pot and did the whole roast, 3 lb., for 80 minutes. This is a keeper for sure.

    1. Thank you for letting us know! I would have done it anyway (I haven’t even glanced at my slow cooker since I got my IP) so it’s great to know it worked for you!

      This is Sunday’s dinner for sure. Now if I can just get over this stupid summer cold and make it to the store for a roast!

  2. I’m so happy you liked this, Sara! I’ve definitely got to try it with your pomegranate balsamic vinegar!!! 😉
    I appreciate all of your kind words so very much – so sweet!!!
    Thank you for sharing this recipe!!! I hope you enjoy all the other recipes from the book as much as my family does!
    Robyn xo

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