Slow Cooker Balsamic Glazed Mushrooms is so simple and it gives you a wonderful side dish with minimal work. Great to spoon over other vegetables too.
Side dishes are a wonderful excuse to add more veggies to a meal. The only thing is it seems we all get in a rut and make the same plain four or five side dishes over and over again.
Well, I say ‘Make something new and flavorful and easy’. Mushrooms, cremini mushrooms in particular are just that new vegetable that needs to be included.
Only 6 ingredients and 10 minutes is all it takes to be on your way to a wonderful new veggie side. If one or two of the mushrooms is larger than you like you can cut them in half or quarter them. Your choice. I did a few and they are in the picture – just so you can see.
Using a crock~pot makes it so simple too. Just throw everything into the pot, stir, cover and turn it on. There’s no babysitting the mushrooms to make sure they aren’t burning up. Just walk away and feel confident that your dish will cook up perfectly all by itself.
Take a big scoop type spoon and pile some on your plate. They really are a treat with a slightly sweet and tangy balsamic glaze.
They are so versatile too. Another great thing is that you can mix in many vegetables right into this recipe and that makes it new all over again.
Broccoli or cauliflower come quickly to mind. So Slow Cooker Balsamic Glazed Mushrooms can become Slow Cooker Balsamic Glazed Mushrooms and Broccoli. I digress 🙂 My mind is always flying with recipes.
Button mushrooms would work with this recipe too but I was really going for the heartier taste of portabella. As you can see this recipe is a keeper.
Slow Cooker Balsamic Glazed Mushrooms
Slow Cooker Balsamic Glazed Mushrooms is so simple and it gives you a great side dish with minimal work.
Cut off the tip of the stem on each mushroom. Don't pop them out like you would with stuffed mushrooms.
Wipe each mushroom clean with a damp cloth. Mushrooms soak up liquid so you don't want to float them in water to clean.
Add all of the ingredients into slow cooker and mix.
Cook on high 2 to 3 hours.
All done and ready to eat. They are great at room temperature too.
You can easily cut this recipe in half.