This slow cooker balsamic glazed beef petite tenders recipe is absolutely mouth-wateringly delicious. The whole family loved it. It’s super easy to make and perfect for busy days (thank goodness for slow cookers!). It’s perfect for using up those odd pieces of beef in the freezer, too!
I looked at the meat, confused. Beef petite tenders? What in the world do I do with this? I’ve never even heard of this cut of meat!
You see, I was trying to finish clearing out the little remaining meat we had in our freezer. I was getting ready for the next delivery of meat. This was one of the last remaining cuts of meat that I had to use up. Obviously, I had been avoiding it because I hadn’t a clue what I was going to do with it.
How Slow Cooker Balsamic Glazed Beef Petite Tenders Expanded Horizons
As much as I love getting our deliveries of grass-fed beef, sometimes I’m left a little confused when I receive cuts I’ve never cooked with before. But on the up side, it helps me expand my horizons.
After a little bit of research, I had some ideas. And of course my idea must include bacon because…well, bacon. 🙂 Am I right?
Our family greatly enjoyed my little experimentation in the kitchen (it doesn’t always go so well!). And now I’d like to pass along this tasty little beef petite tenders recipe along to you.
Slow Cooker Balsamic Glazed Beef Petite Tenders
- 2 pounds beef petite tenders or petite chuck tenders
- salt and pepper
- 1 pound bacon
- 1 medium onion sliced
- 2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary or 1 Tablespoon dried rosemary
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Season both sides of the beef tenders with salt and pepper to taste.
- Wrap each beef tender in 2-3 slices of bacon depending on the size of the tender.
- Place each bacon wrapped beef tender in a slow cooker.
- Top with 1 medium sliced onion and rosemary.
- Cook 2-3 hours on low in the slow cooker.
- Add balsamic vinegar and honey to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and let simmer until thick and syrupy.
- Glaze the meat and allow to cook 3-4 more hours.
If you find yourself in possession of some beef petite tenders, hopefully you won’t be in the same conundrum I was! Try this balsamic glazed beef petite tenders recipe and let me know in the comments if you loved it like we did.
Try Serving With One of These Side Dishes:
- Faux-Potato Cauliflower Salad (with instant pot directions)
- Rustic Grain-Free Scalloped Potatoes
- Creamy Parmesan Coleslaw
- Creamy Purple Coleslaw with Bacon