Bready or Not: Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in beef, Blog, Bready or Not, crock pot, main dish | Comments Off on Bready or Not: Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef

This is my favorite non-taco way to cook up beef in the crock pot. The result is slightly sweet and perfect by itself, on a sandwich, in a salad, in a wrap…! Delicious meat in any form.

Crock Pot Balsamic Shredded Beef

With the way beef prices have shot up, I pretty much have stopped buying ground beef. Roasts are the way to go, and slow cooking is the way to keep the cuts nice and tender.

Crock Pot Balsamic Shredded Beef

This is just an all-around good recipe. It’s very easy to tweak if you want it more or less sweet. The oven is off and my kitchen stays cooler. The one bad thing is that I work from home, and I’m tortured by the scent all day long.

Crock Pot Balsamic Shredded Beef

Modified from Shugary Sweets.

Bready or Not: Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef

Crock Pot Balsamic Shredded Beef

A savory and slightly sweet way to slow-cook as beef roast all day long! Serve by itself, on sandwiches, in salads–it’s delicious no matter how you eat it.

  • 4 to 5 lb beef chuck roast
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 can beef broth, low sodium
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 minced garlic cloves

In the slow cooker, whisk together the ingredients from the beef broth through the end.

Cut the onion into chunks and place in slow cooker. Trim any excess fat from the roast and place the meat atop the onion. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours.

Soon before mealtime, pull the meat out and shred apart. Place back in pot to soak up juice. Set the cooker on WARM until ready to serve.

OM NOM NOM!

 

Crock Pot Balsamic Shredded Beef