Machete Shredded Beef Sandwiches Recipe
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Machete Shredded Beef Sandwiches Recipe

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You'll need a knife if you want to cut these hearty sandwiches in half, but the meat is so tender, it shreds easily with a fork.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 beef sirloin tip roast (2-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup each ketchup and water
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 12 kaiser rolls, split


  1. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper. In a nonstick skillet, brown roast in oil on all sides over medium-high heat; drain.
  2. Transfer roast to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the ketchup, water, onion, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, celery seed and chili powder; pour over roast.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender. Remove meat; shred with two forks and return to slow cooker. Spoon 1/2 cup meat mixture onto each roll. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Machete Shredded Beef Sandwiches in Ultimate Halloween 2014 2014, p117

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