Crockpot Balsamic Beef with Rosemary

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This Crockpot Balsamic Beef with Rosemary is the easiest, most flavorful meat stew out there! Only a few ingredients needed for this filling, delicious dinner. IMG_0176

I’ve been texting my husband pictures of presents I want him to give me periodically through the day when I’m “going to the bathroom”…and by going to the bathroom, I mean locking myself in the bathroom, sitting on the ground and browsing pinterest. #formysanity

I took that Love Language test a while back and know that my dominant love language is receiving gifts, so naturally I’m doing him a favor.

I’m so thoughtful like that.

If you want an idea of what I’ve been asking for, take a peek at my Pinterest boards. Spoiler alert: I want another wedding band. But a suuuuuper skinny one. I’m totally digging the ultra tiny rings these days.

That husband of mine doesn’t understand my addiction to all things sparkly and the spa but that’s a vice I’m willing to overlook…if he gets me a certain ring. We could call it a 7 1/2 year anniversary band. That’s a thing…….ok, I could make that a thing.

He’s not really digging the whole idea of a diamond band, but then I said “you could get me a plain band with just a really BIG diamond on it instead!” and suddenly like magic he’s on board with the whole idea.

#winning

Anyways, I was going to post this recipe earlier in the week{…or was it last week?!} but obviously didn’t, so here she blows! Another stew-y kind of meal all thrown together in the crockpot! I’m all over the crockpot these days because I have no time and typically I always have a cranky child in one of my arms. #terribletwos #whileteething #yikes

 This beef is fall apart tender, salty, tangy, garlicky, herbaceous and all things good that can bring about world peace.

If you need a fabulous meal that takes little to no effort, this is a great option. Throw it onto some rice or mashed potatoes and your dinner is done!

Anyways, have a great weekend, friends! Hope you don’t have to deal with any teething tots over the next few days. Or, deal with them and we’ll complain together. Lol!

xoxo

Lauren

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Crockpot Balsamic Beef with Rosemary

This Crockpot Balsamic Beef with Rosemary is the easiest, most flavorful meat stew out there! Only a few ingredients needed for this filling, delicious dinner.
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 7 hrs
Total Time 7 hrs 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs stew meat
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2-3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar optional

Instructions

  • Place meat, stock, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, rosemary, bay leaves, onion and garlic into a crockpot and stir. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours or on high 4-6 hours. {You just want to cook it until the meat basically just melts in your mouth...3 steps beyond fork tender.}
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the meat to a separate bowl and discard the rosemary sprig stalks and the bay leaves.
  • In a separate, microwave-safe bowl, place flour and slowly mix in about 3/4 of the cooking liquid from the crockpot until smooth. Microwave 1 minute or until mixture thickens {will look super thick and gross....this is normal!}
  • Whisk this paste into the remaining liquid to create a gravy. Taste, adjust seasonings and add in another 2-3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar of desired.
  • Return meat back to the crockpot and stir to coat. Serve over mashed potatoes or rice...or just by itself!

Nutrition

Calories: 702kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 102g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 281mg | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 1667mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 10mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Balsamic Beef, crockpot
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24 Responses
    1. Lauren

      Yes! It cooks down quite a bit, plus there aren’t a lot of veggies or ‘extras’ in the recipe. You could stretch this to 6 servings if you had lots of mashed potatoes/rice and a side salad.

  1. Kelly

    Hi Lauren!

    This looks delish! Can’t wait to try ….

    I’m in the market for a new Crockpot – which one would you suggest or do you use?

    Kelly

  2. Tamara

    That sounds wonderful!!! I can’t wait to try it. We’re in the middle of a cold snap in Texas and this just made the comfort food menu for our cold weekend. Thanks!

  3. Amy

    This looks delish! Will definitely try this weekend. Just wanted to double-check, when you said: “In a separate, microwave-safe bowl, place flour and slowly mix in about 3/4 of the cooking liquid from the crockpot until smooth.” Did you mean 3/4 of all the liquid or 3/4 of a cup? Just seemed as though there would be a lot of liquid for 3 tbsp. of flour, if that were to make a paste. TIA!

      1. Matthew Bullock

        Hi,

        The recipe says all the liquid that goes into the slow cooker is 1/2 cup beef stock & 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar. Won’t that be to dry?

        Also where does 2 1/2 cups come from if only one cup of liquid is added?

        Thanks in advance.

  4. Natalie | Paper & Birch

    Haha I wonder if I work that kinda magic on my husband!!! 😉
    This stew also looks ah-mazing!! Already added it to our menu this week!

  5. Maria

    Just finished eating this delicious beef! The house smelled incredible all day as I yelled at my husband to back away from the the crockpot. He and my daughter (both very fussy eaters) loved it. Thanks for the super easy and tasty meal.

  6. Xiaofei

    Just made this on the weekend and my husband and I were drooling all day at the smell while it was cooking! It was so delicious!
    You recipes are so fool proof, I made your sweet and sour meatballs but accidentally dumped 1/3 of a bottle of Worchestshire sauce in… still good!!

  7. Sharon

    An other suggestions for beef cuts if you don’t want to use stew meat? The “stew meat” I get from our local grocer is overpriced and so full of fat and gristle that I end up cutting half of it off before putting it in the stew pot! Am wondering if I could substitute chuck roast instead?

  8. Susan

    This is very good. I made it Sunday. I was surprised when it called for 4lbs on meat and only served 4. There were 8 of us(4 were children) so I doubled it. I think that we could have served 12 easily with doubling the recipe. I did add a spice from Penzeys called mural of flavor. I will make this again but not so much.

  9. Kevin DeGoey

    I second Matthew Bullock’s question…

    •Matthew Bullock — February 18th, 2015 @ 9:20 pm

    Hi,

    The recipe says all the liquid that goes into the slow cooker is 1/2 cup beef stock & 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar. Won’t that be to dry?

    Also where does 2 1/2 cups come from if only one cup of liquid is added?

    Thanks in advance.

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