Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast Recipe

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast Recipe

How To Make Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast

This tender, balsamic pot roast is drizzled with balsamic vinegar and has savory flavors from peppers, red wine, brown sugar, and herbs.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 15 minutes



  • 2tbspcanola oil
  • 4lbschuck roast,boneless
  • tspkosher salt
  • ½tspblack pepper,ground
  • 1yellow onion,diced
  • 3clovesgarlic,minced
  • ½tspdried thyme
  • 1bay leaf
  • cupbalsamic vinegar
  • 1tbspbeef base,optional
  • ½cupred wine
  • ¼cupbrown sugar
  • 3carrots
  • 12potatoes


  1. In a large pot or skillet add 2 tablespoons of canola oil on high heat.

  2. Season the pot roast with the salt and pepper.

  3. Add the pot roast to the pan and brown on both sides for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side.

  4. Add the meat to the slow cooker.

  5. Add the onions into the pan you browned the beef in and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.

  6. If you have space around the meat in the slow cooker add in some small potatoes and carrots.

  7. Top the beef with the onions, garlic, thyme, and bay leaf.

  8. In a small cup, add the beef base to the balsamic vinegar and whisk together.

  9. Top the beef with the balsamic mixture, red wine, and brown sugar.

  10. Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

  11. Remove the bay leaf before serving.

Balsamic Glaze:

  1. Strain the liquid out after it is done cooking.

  2. Spoon off the fat and discard.

  3. Add the remaining sauce to a small pan and cook on medium heat until thickened for about 8 to 10 minutes.

Recipe Notes


For a stronger balsamic flavor, add in another 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar to the sauce before cooking it down in the saucepan.



  • Calories: 512.66kcal
  • Fat: 12.96g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.18g
  • Trans Fat: 0.46g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.59g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.98g
  • Carbohydrates: 54.00g
  • Fiber: 6.44g
  • Sugar: 8.74g
  • Protein: 44.22g
  • Cholesterol: 116.62mg
  • Sodium: 568.60mg
  • Calcium: 71.89mg
  • Potassium: 1919.67mg
  • Iron: 7.19mg
  • Vitamin A: 158.57µg
  • Vitamin C: 52.69mg
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