Balsamic Roast Beef Recipe – So simple and delicious, you’ll definitely want left overs of this balsamic roast beef recipe for all those scrumptious leftover meals!

Okay, this. This needs to be on your menu immediately. No kidding.

By now, you’ve probably noticed that I really love my slow cooker. I also really, really love simple roast beef recipes. And when you marry the two you get the easiest slow cooker roast beef recipes you could ever imagine.

I fall in love with them more every single time I make them. But this. This balsamic roast beef recipe really has become a family favorite.

If you love chuck roast recipes that are different from the one you’ve made week in and week out and love the ease of slow cooker and crock pot recipes, then I think this is one slow cooker beef recipe that you are truly going to love, too!

Full of flavor, but not in a way that is overpowering by any means, my balsamic roast beef recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or a slow Sunday supper.

And the leftovers? You definitely want to have leftovers of this roast beef – or do like I’ve done in the past and cook two just to be sure that you do!

I’m all about simple recipes that I know will be loved when I serve them. When they are routinely requested for supper, I know I’ve done something right. And this recipe falls into that category.

This is one of the few recipes on the blog that I also share in my cookbook and is one that many of you have loved as well.

One of the things I love most about this recipe is that my balsamic roast beef recipe doesn’t require any browning of your beef before adding to your slow cooker or anything of that nature.

How to Make the Best Balsamic Beef

You simply add your roast beef to the slow cooker, mix and pour in all of your liquid ingredients, toss in your garlic and turn on your slow cooker. How easy is that?

After it has cooked, remove your roast beef with tongs into a serving dish. I then like to just use two forks to break the meat that hasn’t already fallen apart into pieces. It is so tender, it practically falls part! Then, I spoon some of the gravy over the meat and serve.

But, be sure to pour the remaining gravy into an airtight container and place in your refrigerator to use for another meal – like these Balsamic French Dip Sandwiches!

Here’s the recipe for my Balsamic Roast Beef. I can not wait to hear how you like this one!

Balsamic Roast Beef Recipe

This Balsamic Roast Beef Recipe is simple and delicious. You'll definitely want left overs of this roast beef recipe for all those scrumptious leftover meals!
4.65 from 231 votes

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Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 8
Course Main Course
Calories: 432kcal
Cuisine American
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 1 (3-4 pound) boneless roast beef (chuck or round roast)
  • 1 cup beef stock or broth
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped


  • 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. (4 hours on High or 6-8 hours on Low)
  • Once roast beef has cooked, remove from slow cooker with tongs into a serving dish. Break apart lightly with two forks and then ladle about 1/4 - 1/2 cup of gravy over roast beef.
  • Store remaining gravy in an airtight container in the refrigerator for another use.


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.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
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896 Comments Leave a comment or review

  1. This is sooo soo good! I made gravy with the juice and put it over some mashed potatoes. I ate the roast with a piece of bread. I’ll do it with some dinner rolls next time. I can’t wait to eat this again. It was such a hit at the house. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

  2. Fantastic recipe – family loved it
    I added onions to the crock pot because I LOVE them – I think its a defnite positive addition.
    I served with green beans and mashed sweet potatoes.
    Thanksso much!

    1. Sounds like a great meal, Mark. I’m so glad your family love the roast beef. Thanks.

    1. Cynthia, my Pot Roast recipe gives instructions for cooking in a Dutch oven, slow cooker or oven. These instructions should help you find your cooking time for the Balsamic Roast Beef based on the size of your roast. Thanks!

  3. Just made Balsamic Roast for my family and it is SO delicious. I’ve never written a comment and I stopped mid-meal to write this one. We put the meat on buns sloppy joe style with a gravy like reduction of sauce. Meat is so tender and juicy can’t wait to make it for the in laws! Thank you so much! Mmmmmm

    1. Thank you for taking the time to write this, Keri-Lyn. I love this just the way you made it on the buns. Hope your in-laws love it, too.

    1. This recipe is for a 3 to 4 pound roast, Chrysa. Just follow the recipe.

  4. I was prepared to throw this piece of meat away when I came across this recipe. The cut of meat i had was a beef chuck arm roast. I had never even heard of this cut of meat. I had 1.5lbs and it was not even completely thawed. But, I put it the crock pot anyway and halved the other ingredients (because I had a much smaller cut). I cooked it on in my slow cooker for 8 hours and served it as sandwiches on Ciabbata bread, some thin provolone cheese and a small yellow caramelized onion. It was super tender and the au jus was delicious. Thank you for this recipe …It is definitely a do over.

    1. Thanks, Sissy. I’m glad you saved your beef with this recipe. Your sandwiches sound awesome! Thanks.

  5. This is wonderful! I’ve been eating my way through this for lunch every day at work and everyone who comes into my office remarks on how good it smells! This is definitely my go-to recipe.

  6. Girlfriend. This is Culinary Chris. After a couple of hacks I made this Recipe. I added 1/4 cup sugar free maple syrup and tbl. Spoon lemon pepper. Your recipes rock. I cook to instructions and put a old man twist on them.

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