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Balsamic Pot Roast

Balsamic Beef Roast

Amanda Cooks & Styles
Tender and delicious beef roast cooked low and slow in balsamic sauce. This recipe is one of my favorite easy go-to dinners and comes together simply in your slow cooker.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 7 hrs
Total Time 7 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 2 lb. Chuck Roast or similar (fat trimmed)
  • 1/2 Red Onion sliced (julienned)
  • 1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1/4 tsp Dried Thyme or 1 tsp fresh, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/3 cup Beef Broth or chicken, vegetable, bone


  • Place the beef roast in your slow cooker. Sprinkle sliced onions over and around the roast.
  • In a small bowl, whisk balsamic vinegar, tomato sauce, Worcestershire, minced garlic, pepper, and thyme. Pour sauce over roast. Pour the broth around the meat.
  • Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours for a tender pull apart result. When done, the roast should be fork tender.
  • Thicken the sauce by whisking a tablespoon of cornstarch in a small bowl with a 1/2 cup of the sauce. Pour thickened sauce into the slow cooker with remaining sauce and meat and stir to combine.
  • Serve pot roast with balsamic sauce and your favorite side dishes. Enjoy!

How to make Pot Roast in an Instant Pot:

  • Follow instructions for slow cooker recipe but instead place everything in the instant pot.
  • Set your instant pot to high pressure for 1 hour. When done, let the instant pot release pressure on it's own about 15 minutes.
  • When done, thicken sauce as instructed. Serve pot roast with balsamic sauce and your favorite side dishes.
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