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Four-Way Slow Cooker Shredded Beef

 Four-Way Slow Cooker Shredded Beef
Recipe Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff
6 ServingsTotal Time: Low Setting 9-1/2 to 10-1/2 Hours

Ingredients

  • 1 beef Shoulder, Arm or Blade Roast Boneless (2 to 2-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • Recipe Variations (Recipes Follow)

Directions

  • For optional browning, heat 1 tablespoon oil in large nonstick
  • skillet over medium heat until hot. Brown beef roast on all sides.
  • Place onion and garlic in 3-1/2 to 5 quart slow cooker; place roast
  • on top. Cover and cook on LOW 9 to 10 hours or on HIGH 5 to 6 hours
  • or until roast is fork-tender.
  • Remove roast from slow cooker. Skim fat from cooking liquid, if
  • necessary and reserve 1 cup onion mixture. Shred beef with 2 forks.
  • Combine shredded beef and reserved onion mixture. Season with salt
  • and pepper, as desired. Continue as directed in Recipe Variations
  • below, as desired.
  • RECIPE VARIATIONS:
  • Mexican Shredded Beef: Combine tomato or tomatillo salsa and beef
  • mixture, as desired. Place in large microwave-safe bowl. Cover, vent

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Four-Way Slow Cooker Shredded Beef (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • and microwave until heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve in
  • warmed flour or corn tortillas topped with pico de gallo, slice
  • avocados, shredded cheese, chopped cilantro and/or chopped white or
  • green onions, as desired.
  • BBQ Shredded Beef: Combine prepared barbecue sauce and beef mixture.
  • Place in large microwave-safe bowl. Cover, vent and microwave until
  • heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve on whole wheat rolls
  • topped with creamy horseradish sauce, coleslaw, Cheddar cheese
  • slices, chopped green bell pepper and/or canned French fried onion,
  • as desired.
  • Asian Shredded Beef: Combine prepared hoisin or teriyaki sauce and
  • beef mixture. Place in large microwave-safe bowl. Cover, vent and
  • microwave until heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve in
  • lettuce or cabbage cups topped with shredded carrots, sliced
  • cucumber, chopped fresh cilantro or mint, sriracha or crushed red
  • pepper flakes and/or chopped peanuts, as desired.
  • Indian Shredded Beef: combine prepared Indian cooking sauce, such as
  • Tikka Masala or Vindaloo. Place in large microwave-safe bowl. Cover,
  • vent and microwave until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve in naan or pita bread topped with toasted chopped pistachios
  • or coconut, raisins, Greek yogurt or mango chutney, chopped fresh
  • mint or cilantro and/or sliced cucumber or green onion, as desired.
  • Yield: 6 servings.
For HIGH Setting, cook 5-1/2 to 6-1/2 hours