Slow Cooker Balsamic-Braised Pot Roast Slow Cooker Balsamic-Braised Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Balsamic-Braised Pot Roast | Food styling by Christopher St. Onge | Prop styling by Alanna Davey Image by: Ronald Tsang

Weeknight entertaining is a breeze when you put your slow cooker to work! Adding a bit of flour to the sauce at the end of cooking turns it into a rich gravy to serve alongside the roast. Green peas and mashed sweet potatoes make great accompaniments to this hearty cold-weather dish.

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 8 hours & 30 minutes
  • Portion size 8 servings



Sprinkle beef with 1/2 tsp of the salt and 1/4 tsp of the pepper. Set aside.

In slow cooker, combine onion, garlic and bay leaf. Place beef over top. Whisk together broth, vinegar, tomato paste, mustard, honey, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary and remaining salt and pepper; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low until beef is tender, 8 to 10 hours.

Transfer beef to cutting board; remove any butcher's twine. Keep beef warm.

Discard bay leaf. Skim fat from surface of cooking liquid. Whisk flour with 1/4 cup water; whisk into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in parsley.

Thinly slice beef across the grain; serve with sauce.

Tip from The Test Kitchen: For the most flavourful sauce, choose a good-quality balsamic vinegar. Taste the sauce before serving; if it's very tangy, stir in up to one tablespoon of granulated sugar until dissolved sweetness.

Nutritional facts per each of 8 servings: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 502 mg
  • Sugars 6 g
  • Protein 46 g
  • Calories 467.0
  • Total fat 25 g
  • Potassium 492 mg
  • Cholesterol 134 mg
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Total carbohydrate 12 g


  • Iron 37.0
  • Folate 9.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
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Slow Cooker Balsamic-Braised Pot Roast