Balsamic Pot Roast (Slow Cooker)

Prep Time
Cook Time
6h 25m
Ready In

"Balsamic vinegar and rosemary give this pot roast a great flavor. Serve with cooked egg noodles or mashed potatoes. New slow cookers run hotter than older ones, so cooking times will vary."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (290.8 g)
  • Calories 482.3
  • Total Fat - 17.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 178.5 mg
  • Sodium - 232.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 1.6 g
  • Protein - 71.2 g
  • Calcium - 20 mg
  • Iron - 6.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a large, heavy skillet, sear the beef in the oil until browned all over. Transfer the beef to your slow cooker.

Step 2

Scatter the onion, carrots and garlic around the beef.

Step 3

In a bowl, stir together the broth, bouillon, vinegar, and rosemary. Pour the mixture over the beef.

Step 4

Pour the tomatoes on top.

Step 5

Season with pepper.

Step 6

Cover the slow cooker, and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Step 7

When cooking time is up, remove the beef with tongs and place it on a serving platter. Scoop the onions and carrots out with a slotted spoon and pile them around the roast.

Step 8

Turn slow cooker to high and thicken the juice left in the slow cooker with cornstarch mixed with water.

Step 9

Serve the sauce with the beef.


No special items needed.

5 Reviews

Daily Inspiration

Fabulous pot roast -- we loved the tangy flavor of the balsamic vinegar which really penetrated the carrots and onions. The meat turned out really tender and the gravy was delicious. Definitely a recipe that I will make again and again.


(6 Jan 2016)


Very good roast, especially considering I used chuck which was on sale. I didn't have any canned tomatoes, so used 1 tomato cut-up instead. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(28 Sep 2014)


Yum, yum, yum!! A very nicely flavored roast that tasted even better the next day. I threw in some celery and mushrooms - which absorbed the flavors and added their own. The family loved it so I'll make this one again. Thanks Mikekey.


review by:
(10 Sep 2014)


This is absolutely delicious! I added different veggies, but that didn't change the taste. This is just great! Thanks Mikekey! Will be made again for sure!


review by:
(17 Feb 2014)


This is an awesome tasting roast!! I used a moose roast for this and crushed tomatoes instead of diced and followed instructions as listed with great results. The meat was tender and juicy. A keeper recipe.


review by:
(28 Jan 2014)

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