Mildly sweet and tangy, savory Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Beef is fall apart tender (literally!), crazy juicy, packed with flavor and smothered in the most delectable honey balsamic sauce you will be licking your plate! This wonderfully easy Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Beef won’t heat up your house this summer and is great for crowds. It makes an ideal make ahead filling for sandwiches or it’s stand alone delicious with rice and potatoes. Any way you serve it, this Honey Balsamic Beef is destined to become your new go-to beef!
Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Beef
I’ve been sharing a lot of summer grill recipes with you, (See Grill Recipes HERE), which I love, but I have to admit, my first love is and always will by my slow cooker (See Slow Cooker Recipes HERE). It simply does not get any easier than a slow cooker recipe and slow cooked meals by nature are melt in your mouth tender and infused with flavor by simmering in their aromatic bath all day. So although its the middle of summer – I view slow cooker recipes just as much a part of summer as grilling recipes because they don’t heat up the entire house and are virtually hands off.
And that’s my reasoning for sharing this Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Beef in the middle of summer. And because I’m kind of obsessed with it.
This Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Beef is one of those meals that calls to you from the fridge even when you aren’t even home. I don’t even know how to describe the flavor other than rich, savory, slightly tangy, slightly sweet and layered with hand picked seasonings for anything but bland beef – but at the same time, not overpowering beef, just plain YUM beef.
You’ve probably seen a lot of Honey Balsamic Pork Recipes out there, and I’m sure pork would also be delicious in this recipe (just be aware cooking times will vary), but I just love and completely prefer this recipe with a chuck roast because it is SO tender, juicy and moist and the honey balsamic smothering just belongs on beef. With one taste, you’ll know exactly what I mean.
To make this Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Beef, you first sear your roast then add it to your slow cooker along with all your Honey Balsamic Sauce Ingredients – a simple dump and run of beef broth, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup, honey, brown sugar, Dijon and your bevy of seasonings. Cook on LOW for about 7 hours or until your beef is fall apart tender. You can never go wrong with making your beef fall apart tender – if it isn’t falling apart when pulled with a fork, you simply need to cook it longer until it does fall apart.
Now for what really makes this Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Beef world more delicious than the rest. We remove our tender roast from the slow cooker before shredding and add all of our remaining Honey Balsamic Beef Sauce ingredients to a large saute pan/skillet with sides and simmer 25-30 minutes until its reduces and thickens, causing the flavors to intensify and sweeten. I promise this one extra step will blow. your. mind.
And so will one bite of this Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Beef.
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