Dinner – Crock Pot Balsamic Roast

securedownloadI think it’s high time I started at this again and start posting our meals.  We’ve cooked a lot still over the past months and I’ll probably do a quick recap of some of our favorite new recipes…and maybe one about our glorious new Vitamix.  For now, it’s what we had for dinner last night.

Since life gets busy, a lot of times we’ll do crock pot meals that I can throw on over lunch while working at home.  I leave it up to the wife to find the recipe and I do the rest.  She tries to keep things simple as I’m prone to destroy recipes with more than five ingredients and four steps.  This time around she found a recipe for a crock pot pot roast from Julies Eats and Treats.  It’s a bit of a spin on your normal roast as balsamic vinegar is added.

I would talk a lot about prep, but there was none.  As you can see in the steps below it’s mix up the sauce, cut up veggies, throw meat and everything in the pot…hit go, do not collect $200.  In any case, it’s super easy to put together.  We went a step further and added one yellow onion to the mix.

Once it was time to unveil our creation, I felt it needed something extra.  When my family would make a roast, there were always biscuits involved.  So I quickly threw some together using the Heart Smart Bisquick and milk.  That’s it.  Pop them in the oven for 9 minutes and done.  Easy peasy.

All in all the meal was pretty tasty.  I would definitely recommend letting the roast cook the entire 8 hours.  We took it out after six and a half and it was not as tender as it could have been.  The balsamic adds a nice layer to the veggies and roast.  Add the biscuits into grab up the extra juices and you got yourself one happy dude.

Crock Pot Balsamic Roast

Ingredients

  • 4-5lb beef roast
  • 1 1/2 c. beef broth
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 lb baby carrots
  • 2 lbs baby red potatoes, quartered

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl whisk together beef broth, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, salt, red pepper flakes and garlic.
  2. Place beef roast in crock pot. Top with carrots and potatoes. Pour liquid mixture over the beef, carrots and potatoes.
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
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