Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Shredded Beef Sandwiches ~ a delicious, effortless, satisfying crock pot recipe perfect for busy weeknight dinners, parties, or game day! | FiveHeartHome.com
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Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Shredded Beef Sandwiches

Sweet and tangy Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Shredded Beef is a delicious, effortless, satisfying crock pot recipe perfect for busy weeknight dinners, parties, or game day!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword shredded beef
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 445kcal
Author Samantha at Five Heart Home

Ingredients

For the beef:

  • 4- to 5- pound boneless beef chuck roast trimmed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cloves garlic minced

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Rhodes Warm N Serv Sandwich Rolls

Instructions

  • Place the roast in a large slow cooker; pierce it all over with a small, sharp knife. Stir the Worcestershire sauce into the water and pour over the top of the roast. In a small bowl, combine the thyme, salt, and pepper; evenly sprinkle over the roast and rub in. Scatter the minced garlic over the top of the roast and press into the surface. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours, until the roast is tender.
  • An hour before serving, prepare the sauce. In a medium pot, whisk together the honey, balsamic, water, soy sauce, and cornstarch until the cornstarch has dissolved. Bring to a low simmer and cook, occasionally stirring, for a few minutes or until the mixture has thickened (it will continue to thicken as it cools). Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Once the roast is done, remove it to a cutting board. Drain the liquids from the slow cooker and wipe out any remaining fat with paper towels (taking care not to burn yourself). Shred the beef and discard any fat. Return the shredded beef to the slow cooker, stir in your desired amount of sauce, and serve immediately (or reheat on low until just heated through). Serve on sandwich rolls with additional sauce, if desired.

Notes

Feel free to top your Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Shredded Beef Sandwiches with cheese (melted provolone, crumbled blue cheese, get creative!), fresh lettuce leaves, or a simple slaw. The beef is also delicious on tacos or served like a pot roast on a bed of mashed potatoes!

Nutrition

Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 761mg | Potassium: 747mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 4.8mg