Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast – Melt in your mouth, tender Balsamic Pot Roast prepared in the slow cooker with potatoes and carrots!
Holy freaking flavors, right up in here! And you are going to love this all-in-one-pot amazing pot roast dinner!
SLOW COOKER BALSAMIC POT ROAST
DELICIOUS fall-apart pot roast prepared in the crockpot with the most tender potatoes and carrots. This is a warm and hearty dinner recipe with a rich balsamic gravy.
Have you ever seen such beauty in a piece of meat?! Honestly, I think I may have officially found our favorite pot roast recipe. No, joke. It’s all in the marinade. The balsamic vinegar + seasonings concoction is truly scrumptious, you’ll want to pick up the bowl and slurp it up.
Crockpot Pot Roast is the perfect Sunday dinner that you can put together in the morning and come back to it at dinner time.
WHAT IS POT ROAST
POT ROAST is a braised beef dish made by browning a large sized piece of beef, and then slow cooking it either in the oven or in your slow cooker.
If you’ve been with me for a while, you definitely know that I love using my crock pot, but using it for bigger cuts of meat is a new thing for me and I regret that I waited so long to try it out.
If I’m not mistaken, I’m pretty sure it all started with that Crock Pot Honey Lemon Chicken Recipe, then it was the Turkey Breast, and now this pot roast.
HOW TO MAKE POT ROAST IN THE SLOW COOKER
The best part about said comfort food is that this Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast barely takes any time at all. I mean, in as far as preparing it. Like, 10 to 12 minutes. Unless you want to sear it before popping it inside the crock pot. In that case, you’ll need an extra 15-ish minutes.
OH! And let’s talk about the other BEST part: the carrots and potatoes! Those also get cooked right inside the crock pot, underneath the rump roast, soaking up all those full flavored juices.
Just as in my Garlic and Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Pork, for almost all my marinades, I turn to my go-to Balsamic marinade. It starts with whisking together Balsamic Vinegar, olive oil, beef broth, dijon mustard, brown sugar, oregano, thyme, basil, and ground nutmeg.
You’ll pour that over the meat and veggies; cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours. Even up to 8, depending on the size of your meat.
POT ROAST FOR THE HOLIDAYS
This is the perfect meal for your Holiday dinner, but I don’t know if I can even make it to Christmas to try it again. IT’S SO GOOD. Perfectly seasoned, JUICY, garlicky… very garlicky… and sweet and savory and bit tangy. I cannot say enough good things about it.
What I CAN say is that you need to make it and try it for yourself, a.s.a.p. M’kayyy? Good.
Have a great Sunday!! XO
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TOOLS AND INGREDIENTS USED IN THIS RECIPE
Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast
- 2 pounds small potatoes , halved
- 1 pound baby carrots
- salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
- 3 to 3.5 pounds boneless rump roast
- 6 garlic cloves , halved lengthwise
- salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup STAR Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
- 1/4 cup STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/4 cup low sodium beef broth
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley , for garnish
- Spray a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
- Place carrots and potatoes on the bottom of the slow cooker; season with salt and pepper and set aside.
- Make 12 incisions around the meat and insert a slice of garlic into each.
- Season the roast with salt and pepper.
- Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over high heat.
- Add roast to the skillet and sear on all sides until browned; about 5 minutes per side.
- Remove from skillet and place the roast over carrots and potatoes. Set aside.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl combine balsamic vinegar, olive oil, beef broth, dijon mustard, brown sugar, oregano, thyme, basil and nutmeg; whisk until well combined.
- Slowly pour the balsamic mixture over and around the roast. If needed, use your hands to coat it evenly.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours OR on HIGH for 4 to 6 hours. Roast is done when internal temperature reaches at least 145-degrees Fahrenheit.
- Remove meat and let rest at least 10 minutes before cutting.
- Cut into thin slices and serve with prepared potatoes and vegetables.
Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.
39 comments on “Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast”
My roasts while tasting good, and tender, and eatable, are grey and fall apart. They get eaten, but not like a Boars Head deli sand-wich, firm, rare and sliceable. Hows do they doit?
Could I use a chuck roast instead of a rump ?
Yes, you can. The main difference between the two is that chuck roast is cut from the shoulder area, and the rump roast is cut from the hindquarters. Chuck roast has a little more fat, but still lean, and rump roast is classified as extra lean.
Just put it in the crockpot now….followed your directions to a tee (even seared it first) I’m not a fan of people who leave negative comments but they also drastically change the recipe) 🤦🏻♀️…so we will see 🤞
a long time subscriber. After a Long rest from cooking it is time to get started again. This will be the first thing to get in my crock pot. I even have the vinegar
love your recipes
Janet in Arizona
How does your pot roast come out so browned when you did not sear the roast first? Thanks.
After it was done cooking, I placed it under the broiler for several minutes – just until it browned. You can also sear it for about 5 minutes per side before adding it to the slow cooker to finish cooking.
Instead of putting garlic “in”roast, can I do minced garlic “on” roast? Thanks…
How can the WW SmartPoints be figured when there’s no listing of how many servings this is? Could we have that information, please? The recipe looks amazing, but I, like others, have never made a pot roast in the slow cooker without at least a cup of liquid…
WOw this looks amaaaazing! Slow cooker meals are my fave
Wow this looks incredibly delicious and mouth watering!
Oh My Gosh!!!!! Mine wasn’t as pretty as yours but it was fantastic!!! I added about 1/2 cup of water extra, but WOW!!! So good!! Thank you for sharing the awesomeness!!!