December 28th, 2013

Slow Cooker Balsamic Glazed Roast Beef

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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.

Balsamic Glazed Roast Beef

My youngest especially loves this roast. It’s so delicious, it’s hard not to indulge his frequent requests to make it.

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.

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.

It 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.

And the leftovers (if you have any) make for some fabulous sandwiches.

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


    1. Place roast beef in a lightly greased slow cooker.
    2. 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.
    3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until beef is tender.
    4. Remove roast from slow cooker and slice or shred. Cover and keep warm.
    5. Remove 1 1/2 cups of liquid from the slow cooker and pour through a mesh strainer into a medium saucepan.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. Pour glaze over beef and serve.
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    1. This looks delicious. What a great combination of flavors.

    2. “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.

    3. 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!

    4. 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!

    5. 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. 🙂

    6. 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.

    7. 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!

    8. 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 🙂

    9. 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!

    10. Absolutely AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! So delicious, I could not get enough!!!!

    11. I actually made it with a venison roast and it was just as good! Thank you so much!!

    12. can someone give me the nutritional values?


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