This is one of my readers’ favorite crockpot meals. It’s wonderful because you throw it in the crockpot in the morning and at dinner time your meal is ready. I’ve also included some ways to use up all the shredded beef.
Made some shredded beef for some friends who came over on Sunday night. I thought my son was going to invite a bunch of friends over so I added a second roast to the crock pot. Long story short, I ended up with a TON of shredded beef. But, none went to waste because I used it up with the following recipes.
First, I made the shredded beef.
I used to add all kinds of ingredients to make the meat tender and flavorful. A friend told me what she does. It’s super simple, foolproof and makes an awesome gravy. This is the recipe I get compliments on. I keep it simple now and this is how I make my shredded beef every time.
3 – 4 lb chuck or other inexpensive beef roast (as in lower quality)
1 envelope of brown gravy
1 envelope ranch dressing
2 cups water
Pour the water and mix the packages of brown gravy and ranch dressing in with the water. I usually whisk it because you can’t really stir it once you put the roast in.
Turn your crock pot on high.
Cook at least 6 hours. More is better than less.
If you use a huge roast or two small ones, 6 lbs or so, use two packages of the gravy and dressing. Add a couple of hours onto the cooking time.
When the meat is fork tender, put it in a bowl and pull it with two forks to shred it. Bet you can’t do that without taste testing the meat! Yum!! And it will make your house smell really good!
While I’m shredding, I pour the gravy into a large cup (or a bowl if you don’t have a cup large enough). Let it sit for about 10 -15 minutes and skim off as much of the fat layer as you can.
Place the gravy and the shredded meat back into the crock pot, change the temperature to low or warm until ready to serve.
Here are a few ways to serve your shredded beef so none of it goes to waste. This is a great recipe to make on a Sunday and then you have a few dinners during the week.
- Simple shredded beef on a fresh roll with cole slaw. If you are buying deli cole slaw, ask the ladies which one is best. They always tell me which one they just made!
2. My hubby is not big on carbs. Usually, when I make shredded beef, I just serve his on a plate with a ton of veggies.Google+