Turn chuck into a roast so tender, no one will know it only took 5 minutes to prep

Picture this: A lazy Sunday where you indulge in the aroma of slow-cooked beef without breaking a sweat. Let’s make it a reality! This recipe celebrates the luxury of time while demanding just a dash of effort. Prepare to be amazed by a beef dish so sumptuous, it’s as if you toiled all day, when in truth, it only took 5 minutes of prep!

The secret lies in tender beef chuck roast, which simmers in a savory concoction of beef broth, balsamic vinegar, and a sprinkle of aromatic herbs and spices. The outcome? An enthralling feast that pairs wonderfully with green beans and buttery mashed potatoes or even atop a rustic slice of bread.

Effortless Balsamic Beef Delight

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 6-8 hours (low) or 4 hours (high)

Serves: 4-6


2 pounds beef chuck roast

1 cup beef broth

2 garlic cloves, finely minced

4 tablespoons brown sugar

½ cup balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon dried rosemary

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper


Nestle the beef chuck roast inside a generously greased slow cooker.

Whisk together beef broth, garlic, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl. Once combined, drench the beef with this aromatic elixir.

Seal your slow cooker and let time do its magic. Set it on high for 4 hours, or opt for a prolonged simmer at low for 6-8 hours.

Once the beef has absorbed all those flavors and turned succulent, fish it out and shred with two forks. Submerge it back into the ambrosial juices in the slow cooker, ensuring each strand is soaked in flavor.

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