Slow Cooker Balsamic Braised Beef

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 8 h 6
Slow Cooker Balsamic Braised Beef
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681 gm Beef, rump, lean (can use lean stew meat, eye of the round, etc.)
1 large White onion (peeled and diced)
1/3 cup Balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp Tomato paste, canned
2 leaf Bay leaf


Season the beef with salt and pepper. (Or my favorite, Montreal Steak Seasoning.)
Place in the slow cooker with onions, balsamic vinegar, tomato paste, bay leaves and tapioca, if using.
Cover and cook on Low until meltingly tender, 8 to 10 hours. (This will vary depending on the size of your slow cooker, size of beef, and how hot your slow cooker cooks.)
To cook in the oven instead, add in a cup of water, cover and bake at 250 degrees for 6-8 hours or until beef is meltingly tender. Add in a little water if the beef starts to dry out.
Taste, season with salt and pepper and serve hot with your chosen accompaniments.


Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 4-Quart.

Can add 1-2 tablespoons of instant granulated tapioca as an optional thickener.

* Weight Watchers Friendly

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 171
Calories from fat 45
Calories from saturated fat 15.4
Total Fat 5.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.7 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.1 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 122 mg
Potassium 574 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5.9 g
Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
Sugars 4.3 g
Protein 26.2 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 1.3
Vegetables 0.3

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