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If you have been following me for awhile now, you already know how much I love Balsamic.  It’s probably one of my favorite cooking ingredients.  This Easy Crock Pot Balsamic Pot Roast Recipe is simple to throw together and packed with flavor.

Shredded pot roast on a platter with potatoes and carrots
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If you loved our Balsamic Pork Tenderloin recipe, you will love this Balsamic Crock Pot Roast Recipe. The brown sugar combines with the balsamic vinegar and other seasonings to make an amazing meal.

You will love this Easy Slow Cooker Recipe or this Slow Cooker Venison Roast for a delicious weeknight meal.

Why This Recipe Works

This pot roast recipe is loaded with flavor. The best part of this recipe is the balsamic glaze and how easy it is to make. Change up your classic pot roast recipe and add in balsamic vinegar.

This fork-tender pot roast is a family favorite and perfect to feed a crowd. You may want to use this roast to make Poor Man’s Burnt Ends.


Balsamic Pot Roast ingredients - pot roast, onion, beef broth, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, carrots, potatoes, minced garlic, italian seasoning, salt and pepper

This roast recipe is simple to make and I bet you already have most of the ingredients in your pantry!

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Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – Place the roast, carrots and potatoes and onions in a crock pot. 
Placing roast, carrots, onions and potatoes in the crock pot
  • Step 2 – Then pour the beef broth, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce on top.
Pouring in the broth, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and worcestershire sauce
  • Step 3 – Next add in the seasonings.  Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 5-7 hours. 
Adding in the seasoning to the crock pot with the veggies and roast
  • Step 4 – You’ll want to adjust your cooking time based on how your crock pot.  You’ll know when the roast has been covered and cooked long enough because the beef will easily fall apart.
  • Step 5 – Shred the beef (it should fall apart). Spoon the sauce and browned bits on top. Enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  • Vegetables – When preparing your vegetables, make sure to cut them about the same size so they cook evenly.
  • Shred the Beef – We recommend shred the beef with two forks because the roast is so tender.
Cooked pot roast in the slow cooker with the veggies

Serving Suggestions

This pot roast is cooked with potatoes and carrots, but you can also make homemade mashed potatoes with a side of homemade rolls. These rolls are the best to make sure to get every last drop of the balsamic gravy.

Close up image of pot roast with potatoes and carrots

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of roast is best for slow cooker?

I like to use a chuck roast for this slow cooker balsamic pot roast recipe.  Cooking it in the crock pot makes it tender and juicy.  I have found that an arm roast works great as well.

Do you have to brown a roast before putting it in the crockpot?

Now this is going to be based on what you prefer.  Generally, I do not brown my roast prior to putting it into the crock pot.  To be honest, I usually throw it in the slow cooker frozen so I don’t even worry about.
Some people love to brown their roast first.  If you choose to do so, make sure that it’s thaw and you can brown it in olive oil in either a large skillet or a Dutch oven. I have tried both ways and I don’t think that it’s adds a ton of flavor to this recipe, so I just throw it right into the crock pot.

How to Store Leftovers

Store you leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

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Crock pot Balsamic Pot Roast Recipe

4.80 from 25 votes
Try this easy Balsamic Crock pot Pot Roast Recipe! This balsamic slow cooker pot roast recipe will be a hit. Easy pot roast recipe is so tender.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Cuisine American
Course Crock Pot, Main Course
Calories 436


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  • Place the roast, potatoes, carrots and onions in a crock pot.
  • Pour the beef broth, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce on top.
  • Add the seasonings.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 5 hours.
  • Shred the beef (it should fall apart). Spoon the sauce on top.
  • Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Delicious Balsamic Pot Roast is so tender in the crock pot. The brown sugar, balsamic vinegar and more combine for a wonderful meal.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 436kcal, Carbohydrates 25g, Protein 53g, Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 147mg, Sodium 760mg, Potassium 1360mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 11g, Vitamin A 10425IU, Vitamin C 12.3mg, Calcium 107mg, Iron 8.3mg

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  1. John says:

    5 stars
    Great flavorful recipe. I cut the roast into large chunks to aid in the cooking. I added tapioca at the end to thicken it a bit. Served it in a bowl over a cup of rice.

  2. Mari says:

    5 stars
    Delicious! Made the house smell wonderful.

  3. Bambi Denny says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is AMAZING! My family and I LOVED it. The juices had the right amount of tang it was so so good! I’ve recommended it to some friends also.

  4. Dawn says:

    5 stars
    Made this for my daughter to enjoy while she was dog-sitting for us one night. Her ex and their son were there for dinner. The three of them ate the entire thing!!!! Got home the next day, and asked where leftovers were, so I could try it. The only answer I received was “Oops! It was really good!”.

  5. Pam says:

    Will these cook fully if you put them in crock pot frozen or do you need to add time?