Sunday, October 9, 2016

Secret Recipe Club: BalsamicBeef Roast

It's been busy and comfort-food-y around here. Which is why when I saw this recipe for Balsamic Roast on my Secret Recipe Club blog: I'm Hungry: Words of Growing Boys, I knew it was the one for me. And it was. Dead simple. But also flavorful, tender, and delicious. It uses a crock pot in the way I like to best use crock pots (the dump and forget method).

I can't tell you how amazing this was to come home to at the end of a busy day when it felt a little bit like I was drowning, and maybe even a little bit like I was failing (you guys know that feeling, right?) But I came home to this, and then all the sudden, I was a little bit of awesome. Amazing home cooked meal, check. Never mind that it took me less than three minutes to put together (less than three minutes people). Throw a 1/2 bag of baby carrots in there (time commitment: 9 extra seconds) and you've even got a vegetable to go with this.

Balsamic Beef Roast
from I'm Hungry
Serves 4-6
Prep time: 3 minutes
Cook time: 6-8 hours
Cost: $6.25
roast: $6, other stuff: .25

2 lb beef chuck roast (or any other similar hunk of beef)
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 C beef broth
1/2 C balsamic
salt and pepper

Put the roast in the pot. Add garlic powder and then sprinkle on salt, and pepper. Pour broth around it. Pour balsamic vinegar over it. (I'll confess I wish I'd thrown in a couple handfuls of baby carrots to go with this when we ate. Do so if you wish to live without regret of any kind.)

Cook on high for 6 hours (low for 8).

Told you. Dead simple.



  1. I love just throwing things in my slow cooker and coming home to a delicious meal like this later. I am a big fan of using balsamic vinegar too but I'm not sure it I've tried it in a slow cooker meal so I'm really happy to have got some inspiration too!

  2. Mmm.... I love my crock pot, and I bet that smelled SO good!

  3. Oh yes! You had me at balsamic and Crock-Pot! I love finding new recipes. Great SRC selection.

  4. I love the extra 9 seconds fro the baby carrots. Totally worth it!

  5. When I make this recipe, I'll be sure to throw in some mushrooms and carrots in the crockpot, just for a little something extra. Great SRC post.

  6. Perfect recipe....easy, peasy and delicious. Nothing beats walking into a delicious smelling house after a stressful day.

  7. Oh my gosh. Mushrooms would be to die for.



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