Savory Crock Pot Shredded Beef
Oh my goodness! This beef is so delicious and the aroma while it is cooking is mouth watering. It isn't difficult to prepare- just combine dry rub ingredients and pop in the crock pot. There is no need to add water and the roast comes out so juicy, tender, and flavorful. It is so nice to have an all purpose meat recipe to use in enchiladas, burritos, tacos, casseroles, or in sandwiches. If you make sandwiches, you can leave the meat as is- it is tender and juicy or add your favorite barbeque sauce. I like to freeze it to keep on hand.
- Ready In:
- 6hrs 5mins
- 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
- 1 teaspoon caraway seed
- 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1 teaspoon celery seed
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 3 -4 lbs boneless chuck roast
- Halve roast to make sure meat cooks all the way through.
- Combine all seasonings in a small bowl and mix thoroughly; run all over roast.
- Place roast in crock pot sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender and cooked through.
- Shred meat with a fork.
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This was excellent! I thought the spices in the rub were unusual, but it turned out really good. I cooked mine for about 7 1/2 hours (accidentally - I meant to only go 6) and it was cooked perfectly, with a hint of pink. This is not done enough for it to shred, however. My original intention was to freeze the meat, but I ended up refrigerating it overnight and making fajtas with it the next day, by slicing it and reheating it. I will be using this again, and will try freezing next time.Reply
I tried this recipe after finding a huge 28 pound chuck chunk on clearance. I ground much of it into hamburger, but cut several four-five pound roasts. I made this as directed, using less than 1 Tbsp onion flakes, since we don't care for onion flavor and without using any spray on the sides of the crockpot. It was marvelous! I will definitely be making this every few weeks through the summer.Reply
It's hard for me to rate this, because I don't make it exactly the same. I use the same spice rub, but then I add 1 chopped onion, 6 slices bacon, and 2 cups of Sweet Baby Ray's Chipotle BBQ Sauce. It ends up being perfect for shredded bbq sandwiches, which are even yummier with some horseradish coleslaw on top. Thanks for posting!Reply
Like other reviewers, I was hesitant to make meat in a crockpot without browning or adding a little liquid. This beef browns up nicely on its own and tastes very good. Next time I will cut back on the salt--it didn't overpower, but is certainly noticeable. Thanks for an easy and versatile meat recipe using many favorite spices.Reply