Hunk of Meat Monday: Slow Cooked Balsamic Beef Roast

Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef Roast is my favorite beef roast recipe.

If any of you are like me, you get beef 400 pounds at a time. Which means you get enough roasts to feed the entire church potluck crowd all winter long. So, once again I have a slow cooked beef roast. This time I used a rolled rump roast to make balsamic beef roast. The ingredients are fairly standard.

Balsamic beef roast ingredients
Beef broth, balsamic vinegar, honey, red pepper flakes, garlic and honey. I guess those are standard in my house. And as a tangent, I buy some pretty awesome balsamic vinegar from T.J. Maxx. And cheap too.

Balsamic glaze for beef
Pour the balsamic glaze over top of the beef roast in the crock pot. Then hit generously with some fresh cracked pepper.

Rolled Rump Roast for Balsamic Roast Beef
Cook on low for 8-10 hours.

slow roasted balsamic roast beef
Remove the beef and pull apart. It should be fork tender.


The reserve juices in the crock pot can be used as an au jus sauce or thickened up for a gravy. Regardless, don’t just pour that liquid brown gold down the drain.

When I called home to see how everyone liked the roast that night since I was away on business, my husband said our daughter ate her weight in meat. Big win, since she would take a plate of peas over meat most nights!!

Slow Cooked Balsamic Beef Roast

This is a simple beef roast that has tons of moisture and packs flavor. If you have leftovers, they are great in beef and noodles!
  • 3-4 pound roast beef
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • Fresh Ground Pepper
  1. Put your beef roast into the crock pot.
  2. In a 2-cup measuring cup, mix together all remaining ingredients. Pour over roast beef, sprinkle fresh ground pepper over top of the beef roast.
  3. Cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 8-10 hours.
  4. When roast has cooked, remove from the crock pot and cut the roast or break apart with a large fork. Pour ¼ – ½ cup of juice from the crock pot over the beef roast.

Enjoy your Hunk of Meat Monday and stay warm if you are experiencing this cruel spring snow storm.

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  1. says

    Hello! This may be a silly question, but I’d like to clarify anyways. Does the roast need to be thawed before cooking? I’m looking forward to making this! Thanks! :)

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