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

4.87 from 244 votes
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!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 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
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

Instructions 

  • 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.

Notes

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

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

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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935 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I found a variation of this recipe (Slow-Cooker Asian beef) on Rebecca’s website where she mentioned this page and recipe. Well, I made this version instead today and it was fabulous! I used an almost 5 lb round tip roast and slow cooked in the crock pot for about 8 hours and it came out really tender! Will definitely make it again – I know the leftovers will be amazing! Thank you, Robyn!

  2. I made your coconut cream pie which received so many raves I had to make another one! Thank you for such a fabulous recipe!

    1. Don’t you just love it when you are asked to make a certain dish over and over? I’m thrilled that everyone loves this recipe, Marcene.

  3. I make a crock pot meal for our employees every week and this is such a favorite!! Always come out delicious!!

  4. 5 stars
    Super easy to make and perfect for those busy days when all I have is a 30 minute lunch break. Do you have recommendations for sides or what to eat with it? Would love more combination ideas!

    1. Courtney, some sides I serve with the roast beef are mashed potatoes, green beans, other vegetable dishes, and salads.

  5. If you don’t have to fry it before adding to the slow cooker, then how did you get that nice crust on the stuff that is pictured in this recipe?

    1. Amanda, the beef wasn’t browned before adding to the slow cooker. In my slow cookers, not saying it happens in all, when you cook the meat for an extended time like recommended, the meat darkens as shown. I hope you enjoy it!

  6. 5 stars
    Wonderful! I had just about 1/4 cup more balsamic left in my bottle from Italy, so I poured it in! I’m glad I did! We had beef dip sandwiches and they were delicious. I have the rest of the beef frozen, and the sauce separately. The sauce is to die for. I’m going to serve some over polenta. Keeper! Thanks!

    1. I love to make French dip sandwiches with this roast beef as well. I’m happy you loved it as well. Thanks!