Slow Cooker Shredded Beef is a great versatile recipe. Use it to make sandwiches, taquitos, enchiladas and more!
When you’ve got a busy week ahead, having a recipe to make for dinner that can cover dinner for multiple nights in one week is heaven sent. This Slow Cooker Shredded Beef is just that.
With just a few simple steps you can give this week’s dinners a jumpstart.
When you’re standing in the meat department at the grocery store, you may be a bit overwhelmed with all of the different beef cuts. For this recipe, you’ll want to look for a cut labeled “Chuck roast” or “Pot Roast”.
The “chuck roast” is cut from the shoulder of the cow. It has a higher fat content, that lends itself well to slow cooking. If cooked too quickly, this cut will be tough. The longer it cooks the more tender it becomes. The higher fat content also means this cut of beef packs a bunch of flavor.
One of the best things about slow cooker recipes, is how easy they are. Fix it any forget it right? It just takes a handful ingredients and a few easy steps.
Step #1: Make a dry rub to season the outside of the beef. The rub for this recipe includes: salt, pepper, chili powder, granulated garlic, cumin and oregano.
Step #2: Season both sides of the chuck roast liberally with the rub.
Step #3: Heat oil in a heavy bottom pot or pan and sear beef on both sides.
DES’ TIP: You can technically skip the searing step, however, I think it’s worth it. The caramelization of the outside of the beef will add another depth of flavor to the final dish
Step #4: Add onions, garlic, broth and water together with the beef in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Shred.
The thing that I love about this recipe, and my slow cooker pulled pork recipe, is that it can be used in so many dishes.
One of my favorite ways to use shredded beef is to make shredded beef taquitos or tacos.
It is also great on top of rice or pasta, salads and it makes an amazing addition to grilled cheese sandwiches.
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Tiffany La Forge-GrauFebruary 12, 2020 at 6:37 pm
That was a gorgeous looking piece of beef. It looks amazing and would go well with a lot of recipes.
ToniFebruary 12, 2020 at 8:49 am
I really love how easy this is to make! Really delish, too!
katerina @ diethood.comFebruary 12, 2020 at 2:59 am
We love shredded beef! This sounds incredibly delicious!
Erin | Dinners,Dishes and DessertFebruary 11, 2020 at 5:47 pm
I know for sure this would be a huge hit in my house!
Carrie RobinsonFebruary 11, 2020 at 3:30 pm
This looks so good! And you could use it in so many different recipes. :)