Slow Cooker Balsamic Glazed Roast Beef

Can someone please scrape me up with a spatula? I think I’ve melted to the ground.

Texas is toasty this time of year, and it’s got me avoiding the oven… except for the occasional batch of chocolate chip cookies (a new mama’s gotta have her vices). Instead, I’m mixing up most dinners with my slow cooker, like this mouthwatering balsamic glazed roast beef.

Diet food? Er, no. Stick-to-yer-ribs scrumptious? You betcha.

A mixture of beef broth, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, honey and spices makes the roast tangy, sweet and salty all at once. The beef is tender and juicy, and the balsamic glaze is just the cherry on top. Served over fluffy mashed potatoes, every forkful is irresistibly good. With a frosty beer? Even better.

Cook the roast whole, then slap it onto a cutting board and shred it up. Remember you have people to feed (probably, if you’re cooking this) and try not to eat as you go. Meanwhile, make your mash and bubble up your balsamic glaze by combining the cooking juices with soy, brown sugar, and a little salt and pepper. Drizzle it allll over the beef. Spoon your potatoes onto serving plates, heap the glazed beef on top, and dig in. Deeee-vine!

You’re just gonna flip for this fabulous slow cooker meal – we sure did!

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Slow Cooker Balsamic Glazed Roast Beef

Yield: Makes 6 servings


For the roast:
1 (3-4 pound boneless) whole chuck or round roast
1 cup beef broth
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 Tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon black 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


For the roast:
Place roast beef in a lightly greased slow cooker.

In a medium bowl, combine beef broth, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, honey, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and black pepper. Pour over roast beef. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until beef is tender.

Remove roast from slow cooker and slice or shred. Cover and keep warm.

For the glaze:
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 balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and 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.


Adapted from Let’s Dish


21 Responses to “Slow Cooker Balsamic Glazed Roast Beef”

  1. #
    Jules @ WolfItDown — July 24, 2014 @ 3:19 am

    Oh myyyyy! Not used my slow-cooker in forever, but now I really want to! This looks fabulous Georgia!
    Glasgow’s been melting the last couple of days as well, so I can only imagine what Texas is like, yikes! x

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche — July 24, 2014 @ 3:35 am

    this looks seriously so delicious.. definitely perfect for this winter weather were experiencing here in austrlaia the moment. love it!

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    Sune Moolman — July 24, 2014 @ 4:18 am

    Yummy! What a fantastic recipe.
    I want this beef on a fresh bun with some greens.

  4. #
    Elisa @ Insalata di Sillabe — July 24, 2014 @ 5:23 am

    This looks like the perfect summer dinner for a get-together with friends! Amazing!

    xo, Elisa

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    Amy @ Fearless Homemaker — July 24, 2014 @ 6:39 am

    This looks totally like something our family would love, served with some buttered noodles. Pinned to try!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — July 24, 2014 @ 7:58 am

    WOAH. This looks so good, Georgia! Love opting for the slow cooker during these hot Texas summers!

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    Joyce Perdue — July 24, 2014 @ 10:57 am

    I wonder if this would work with pork. In our area of Western NY, we can rarely afford these cuts of bee anymore for the high prices they are charging here now. Now at our local Wegman’s the beef just lays there and few are buying any. Pork and chicken is so much more reasonable.

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    Angel Reyes — July 24, 2014 @ 1:06 pm

    Looks great! I love the soy sauce because besides flavor, it adds salt. There’s way too many slow cooker recipes that turn out bland out there.
    Plus your pictures made me hungry!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — July 24, 2014 @ 2:26 pm

    So this is, like, a serving for one, right? Because I totally want to eat allll of this roast beef. ;)

  10. #
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — July 25, 2014 @ 9:36 am

    I really need to use my slow cooker more in the summer! This looks so good!

  11. #
    Lori — July 25, 2014 @ 10:40 am

    I can’t wait for Chuck Roast to go on sale this fall. I’ll be ready and waiting with recipe in hand.

  12. #
    marcie — July 25, 2014 @ 10:44 am

    I need to make some of this — those flavors sound phenomenal, and everyone in my house would be licking their plates (including me)! pinning. :)

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — July 25, 2014 @ 12:52 pm

    Mmmm! This looks so good! I love that it’s in the crock pot, easy and no oven! I would love this with mashed potatoes or as a sandwich. Pinning!

  14. #
    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog — July 25, 2014 @ 1:38 pm

    I’m sitting over here drooling! This glazed roast beef looks incredible!

  15. #
    Alexis Smith — July 26, 2014 @ 8:53 am

    Looks really delicious Thanks for sharing this recipe. I should make this one for my family and friends. They will surely love the taste of this Slow Cooker Balsamic Glazed Roast Beef. I hope I can make exactly as this. I really try my 100% best to be able make it delicious.

  16. #
    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — July 26, 2014 @ 4:55 pm

    Doesn’t that look good!

  17. #
    Gaby — July 26, 2014 @ 9:37 pm

    I could dig right in!

  18. #
    Monica — July 26, 2014 @ 9:38 pm

    This looks! I can’t seem to avoid my oven – but I do plan to use the slow cooker tomorrow for dinner and this is inspiring me all over again. Hope all is well!

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    Choc Chip Uru — July 27, 2014 @ 4:39 am

    What a lovely recipe for beef, perfect for burgers :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  20. #
    Nikki @Seeded at the Table — July 27, 2014 @ 9:40 pm

    Wowsa! I would love to slurp this right up!

  21. #
    Becky — August 28, 2014 @ 10:17 pm

    This was so delicious! The glaze was delicious on mashed potatoes, too!

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