Recipes – Roast Beef with Balsamic Wine Sauce (four ingredients)

Roast Beed with Balsamic Wine Sauce

Don’t let this deceptively easy recipe fool you. It may be short on ingredients (only 4), but it’s long on flavor and elegant presentation. I often make this for Sunday dinner or for special guests. Preparation time is approximately 2 minutes and that includes hitting all the buttons on my digital crockpot. Leftover slices make wonderful sandwiches the next day.


3-4 pound beef roast (your choice, I use eye of round).
1 package dry onion soup mix
1/2 cup red wine (any you would drink)
1/3 cup Balsamic vinegar


Spray crockpot interior lightly with a cooking spray. Place roast on bottom. Sprinkle with onion soup packet. Pour wine and vinegar on top. Cover and slow cook on low for approximately 7 hours. That’s it!

When the roast is finished cooking, I pour the liquids into a saucepan, heat them on medium, and add 2 tablespoons cornstarch that has been stirred into a little cool water. The sauce will thicken quickly and have a wonderful glisten to it.

Note: Sauces/gravies made with a cornstarch base will not keep their consistency when reheated.




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