SLOW COOKER BALSAMIC GLAZED ROAST BEEF — Roast beef is slow cooked until tender, then finished off with a sweet and tangy balsamic glaze.
As a food blogger, I don’t repeat meals very often, but there are a few that my family does request on a regular basis, like Butter Chicken. This Slow Cooker Balsamic Glazed Roast Beef is another favorite that my family asks for often.
My youngest especially loves this roast. It’s so delicious, it’s hard not to indulge his frequent requests to make it.
I love roast beef, but I never seemed to get it right and was never satisfied with the ones I made! THIS RECIPE WAS A HIT!!! It is absolutely amazing and is the recipe I will be using from now on. ~ April
Not to mention, it’s so easy to throw together. The slow cooker does most of the work, and then you step in at the end and whip up the balsamic glaze. So simple, yet nice enough for company or special occasions.
We also love this Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin, which is where I got the inspiration to create the glaze for this recipe.
The glaze has a wonderful sweet and tangy flavor that compliments the beef so well. My kids also love spooning some of the glaze over roasted potatoes, so I definitely recommend that as a side.
You can also throw some potatoes, carrots (or both!) into the slow cooker with your roast for a super simple, complete meal.
Wonderful and very easy recipe. The only adjustment I made was to add crushed red pepper to the sauce since we like spicy. Will go into rotation in our house. Thank you so much! ~ Lauri
I’ve been making this balsamic roast beef since my kids were little, and they still love it as much today as they did back then. And the leftovers (if you have any) make for some fabulous sandwiches.
My husband and boys love a good pot roast and I’m pretty confident in saying that this Slow Cooker Balsamic Glazed Roast Beef is their favorite.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING SLOW COOKER BALSAMIC GLAZED ROAST BEEF
This was really quite tasty and an all around winner at my home. My hubby and ALL four kiddos LOVED it. Thank you for sharing – I am looking forward to making this again! ~ Sara
Everyone raved about this beef. It was perfect for Christmas Eve and you were right. Little sliders the next day were wonderful with the glaze mix. ~ Karen
This is how I always cook beef roasts now. So tasty and tender. I can’t even describe how good it is. I must have made it five or six times now, and it never disappoints. ~ Lynne
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Here’s what you’ll need to make Slow Cooker Balsamic Glazed Roast Beef
- Chuck or round roast
- Beef broth
- Balsamic vinegar
- Soy sauce
- Spices: red pepper flakes, salt and pepper
- Brown sugar
Slow Cooker Balsamic Glazed Roast Beef
Roast beef is slow cooked until tender, then finished off with a sweet and tangy balsamic glaze.
For the roast:
- 1 (3-4 pound boneless) chuck or round roast
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
For the glaze:
- 1 1/2 cups cooking liquid (from the roast, strained)
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch + 2 tablespoons water
- 3-4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Place roast beef in a lightly greased slow cooker.
- In a small bowl, combine beef broth, 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, honey, red pepper flakes, garlic and pepper. Pour over roast beef.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until beef is tender.
- Remove roast from slow cooker and slice or shred. Cover and keep warm.
- Remove 1 1/2 cups of liquid from the slow cooker and pour through a mesh strainer into a medium saucepan.
- Stir together cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Whisk into saucepan, along with 3-4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and 1 tablespoon soy sauce.
- Bring to a boil, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. If desired, add additional water or cooking liquid for a thinner glaze.
- Pour glaze over beef and serve.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 621Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 271mgSodium: 655mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 86g
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This looks delicious. What a great combination of flavors.
“This was Oh-My-Gosh gorgeous. I added sundried tomatoes, a bit of garlic and a 1/4 cup tomato sauce and gave it an Italian twist.
This is how I always cook beef roasts now. So tasty and tender. I can’t even describe how good it is.” ElleM
These are the comments I made on my re-pin on Pinterest on my Recipe Pins I Have Made board. Just so you know how truly delicious we really found this recipe to be. I must have made it five or six times now, and it never disappoints.
Thanks so much Lynne! I can’t wait to try it with the tomatoes!
Have this in the slow cooker right now and it smells amazing! Can’t wait until we can nosh on the finished product. The glaze sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe!
In the slow cooker now! Can wait to try! My husband requested I add potatoes and carrots to make it similar to a pot roast style meal, I’m hoping this won’t change the flavor but just make the veggies flavorful! Serving with homemade bread and butter yum!
You have 4 cloves of chopped garlic in the ingredients, but not in the instructions. I guessed that they go in the liquid that you pour over the beef, so I’m hoping I did this right. 🙂
It’s there. Instruction number 2, on how to cook the roast.
Everyone raved about this beef. It was perfect for Christmas Eve and you were right. Little sliders the next day were wonderful with the glaze mix.
This was really quite tasty and an all around winner at my home. My hubby and ALL 4 kiddos LOVED it. Thank you for sharing – I am looking forward to making this again!
I made this last night! I Love roast beef, but I never seemed to get it right and was never satisfied with the ones I made! THIS RECIPE WAS A HIT!!! It is absolutely amazing and is the recipe I will be using from now on. Thank You 🙂
Wonderful and very easy recipe. The only adjustment I made was to add crushed red pepper to the sauce since we like spicy. Will go into rotation in our house. Thank you so much!
Absolutely AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! So delicious, I could not get enough!!!!
I actually made it with a venison roast and it was just as good! Thank you so much!!
can someone give me the nutritional values?
How could I modify for pressure cooker?
I honestly have zero experience modifying slow cooker recipes for the pressure cooker, so I’m not sure. I would guess there are some cookbooks or online resources that talk about doing that though. If you try it, I’d love to know how it turns out!
I’m intrigued by the idea of balsamic with roast. However, I can’t have the brown sugar or the cornstarch. I’m supposed to avoid honey as well, but I think I can get away with a little bit. ANYWAY, is there a substitute for the brown sugar? Would stevia work? (That’s the only sweetened I am allowed.) and would leaving the cornstarch out be ok? I assume it would just make the sauce thin. It almost sounds ridiculous to have this many alterations, but such is my life. Thank you!
I think any of those substitutions you suggested would be fine.
Can I add potatoes and carrots? Will there be enough liquid?
I would probably add some additional liquid if you include potatoes and carrots.