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Slow Cooker Balsamic-Red Wine Pot Roast

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Slow Cooker Balsamic-Red Wine Pot Roast

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You'll want to add this special-occasion roast to your repertoire. It's made in the slow cooker and frees up oven space for the rest of your dinner prep. Don't be tempted to skip browning the roast before adding it to the slow cooker; it adds deep flavor to the dish. Serve over creamy polenta or mashed potatoes to round out the meal. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Ashley Strickland Freeman.


  • 4 large carrots
  • 3 large shallots
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 boneless chuck roast (1 roast is 3-4 lb.)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 3/4 cup dry red wine
  • 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 Tbsp. beef base (jarred, such as Better than Bouillon)
  • 1 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme (3 inches each)
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary (3 inches)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp. cold water
  • fresh thyme sprigs (for garnish)
  • fresh rosemary sprigs (for garnish)
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    1. Peel carrots, cut into 3-inch chunks, and cut large pieces in half again lengthwise.
    2. Peel shallots and cut in half through the root.
    3. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat (for best browning, do not use a nonstick pan). Sprinkle chuck roast with salt and pepper. Brown roast on both sides in hot oil, turning as needed, 6-8 minutes total.
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    Calories510Calories from Fat260
    Total Fat29g45%
    Saturated Fat11g55%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat260
    Total Carbohydrate24g8%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A180%
    Vitamin C20%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Michael Donahue 2 months ago
    The recipe was very simple to follow and provided great flavor to the roast!
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    Nicholas Levett 6 months ago
    Gravy turned out a little sweet and I cheated by pressure cooking on high for 40 minutes before slow cooking but very very tasty
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    Alyssa Spencer 8 months ago
    Fantastic! Could probably put some potatoes in the slow cooker as well.
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    Carrie Downey 9 months ago
    This is the perfect dish. I Give it 10 stars.
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    Robert A. a year ago
    i followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfectly 🥰
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    Lillian R. a year ago
    We had this for our Christmas dinner along with mashed potatoes. It was so good! The gravy was amazing on the meat veggies and potatoes. This will be my go to pot roast recipe from now on
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    Fitry Herlina a year ago
    taste its 6/10 maybe will not make again
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    Bryan S. a year ago
    Everyone loved the roast - even the "chicken lovers"! The wine really did kick up the flavor. Will make it again.
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    JD Kenney 2 years ago
    so freaking good. followed the directions plus drank the rest of the wine. will make again.
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    Jesse Jan 2 years ago
    Made it exactly as written except I didn’t go the gravy at the end Wonderful flavor and meat fell apart
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    Susie Casal 2 years ago
    Truly the most delicious pot roast I’ve ever made !! Omg !!! My sons and hubby licked the pot clean
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    Baker 2 years ago
    This was really good
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    John Turton 2 years ago
    Wonderful & easy! We just had our first kid and this was a tasty easy meal to make for us to enjoy a nice night in.