Friday, April 11

Balsamic Beef Roast

I love cooking roasts for dinner...whether it's a beef chuck, pork tenderloin or even a whole chicken. For the two of us it can make 2-3 dinners, but for a family it's great to have an easy no fuss dinner. My favorite beef roast is the flat chuck roast, it really ends up falling apart and has always turned out so juicy. With this recipe you can do so many things with it...I've made pulled beef sandwiches (or French dip), tacos or shredded on top of nachos. This has become my go to recipe and sometimes I change it up by adding organic cola to the mix instead of the broth, or adding herbs like thyme and basil. Once you try it you will be inspired to do the same and it's a no fail recipe with so much flavor!

Balsamic Beef Chuck Roast
  • 1 3-4 pound beef roast (I prefer chuck but you can use round)
  • 1 cup water or broth (vegetable or beef)
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (make sure it's gluten free if needed)
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce (gluten free)
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce (gluten free)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar or honey
  • 2-4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon paprika (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon thyme (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon basil (optional)
  1. Place roast beef into the insert of your slow cooker. In a measuring cup, mix together all remaining ingredients. Pour over roast and set the timer for your slow cooker. (4-5 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low)
  2. Once the beef has cooked, remove from slow cooker with tongs to a serving dish. You can either let rest and slice or break apart lightly with two forks & then ladle 1/4 of the juice onto the beef. 
  3. The remaining juice can be made into gravy or keep as juice for French dip. 
  4. To make gravy...melt 1 tablespoon butter into sauce pan on medium but only melt the butter, don't allow to get too hot so it bubbles. Add a tablespoon of your favorite gluten free flour and whisk to combine to melted butter. Add juice to the pan while whisking to create the gravy. Also yummy with sauteed mushrooms or sauteed onions. 

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