We recently received Slow Cooker Revolution by the editors at America’s Test Kitchen in the library. I couldn’t wait to check it out, and I’ve been quite impressed with all of the recipes I’ve made thus far. Today’s post is the Shredded Beef – absolutely delicious and infinitely versatile. From one batch, I’ve made enchiladas, Mexican lasagna, and soft tacos. Brett’s favorite way to eat the beef is rolled into a flour tortilla with a bit of shredded cheese, a very simple sandwich, but oh so mouth-watering good. The sauce is thick and redolent with chili aroma; the beef is succulent and tender. Let me just cut to the chase and say that this is a perfect recipe. I have quite a few slow cooker cookbooks, and honestly, I’ve been disappointed by nearly all of the recipes. This cookbook, however, does not disappoint, and because I can’t keep it indefinitely, I’ve ordered it for myself. Can’t wait to share the other recipes I’ve made, so be on the lookout for Thai-style Chicken Soup and Red Lentil Stew.
Shredded Beef Printable recipe
2 large onions, diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced (my addition)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil (I used canola)
1/3 cup chili powder
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (didn’t add)
1 15oz can tomato sauce
2 teaspoons sugar
3-lb boneless beef chuck roast (I used a mock chuck roast)
Salt & pepper
Place onions, garlic, jalapeno pepper, oil, chili powder, coriander, cumin, and cayenne, is using, into a microwavable bowl and stir.
Microwave on high for 5 minutes, then spoon into slow cooker.
Stir tomato sauce and sugar into onion mixture.
Season roast with salt and pepper, add roast to slow cooker, turning over a few times to coat with sauce.
Cover and cook for 9-11 hours on low, or 5-7 hours on high.
Remove beef from slow cooker, allow to cool slightly, then shred; discard excess fat.
After remaining sauce in slow cooker has settled, remove fat from surface.
Toss beef with 1 cup of the sauce, adding more as desired.
Use as desired.
Linked to Hearth and Soul, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Dr. Laura’s Tasty Tuesday, Tuesday Night Supper Club, Delectable Tuesday, Delicious Dishes, Made From Scratch Tuesday, What’s Cooking Wednesday,