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Need an effortless meal that can make any day feel like a holiday? This tender, mouthwatering balsamic roast beef takes just minutes of prep. Even better, it can be frozen ahead then slow-cooked to perfection in the slow cooker for a delicious & hearty one pot meal that your family will go absolutely crazy for!

Easy Freezer Balsamic Beef

This hearty meal cooks slow and steady in the crockpot and serves up a super tender, flavorful dish your whole family will love!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Freezer Balsamic Beef
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 7 minutes
Servings 10 people


  • 1 sweet onion
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 3-4 pound chuck roast


  1. Chop onion and garlic; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, whisk together beef broth, vinegar, Worcestershire, soy sauce, garlic, onion, honey, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and salt.
  3. Place each roast in a 1 gallon freezer bag. (Be sure to label freezer bag first!)
  4. Divide balsamic mixture over roasts; freeze until needed.
  5. Thaw overnight; place contents in slow cooker. If desired, add red potatoes and carrots. Cook on high for 4-6 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.