Shredded Beef au Jus Recipe
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Shredded Beef au Jus Recipe

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My mom found this recipe in a farm journal soon after she and my dad got married. The tender beef has been a family favorite for years, and my dad often requests it. —Danielle Brandt, Ruthton, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 8 hamburger buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich with 1/4 cup cooking liquid: 411 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 889mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 37g protein.


  1. Cut roast in half; place in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, mix water, bouillon granules and seasonings; pour over meat.
  2. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until tender. Remove beef; cool slightly. Meanwhile, skim fat from the cooking liquid.
  3. Shred meat with two forks; return to slow cooker. Using a slotted spoon, place meat on bun bottoms. Replace tops. Serve with additional cooking liquid on the side. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Shredded Beef au Jus in Taste of Home June/July 2009, p65

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Jujubee1762 User ID: 82367 255255
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2016

"YUMMY!!! I would give this more than 5 stars if allowed. This is SO delicious and the au jus is wonderful! I did use garlic powder and

fresh rosemary. I did not think it was salty at all My husband said this is one of the best roast beef sandwiches he ever had. This recipe is a definite keeper!"

rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 249506
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2016

"Delicious and easy."

No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 226468
Reviewed May. 17, 2015

"Very good... I eliminated the salts and used garlic power and onion powder instead. I also added some sliced onions half way thru the cooking time."

jsturm6610 User ID: 5171687 148208
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2014

"Made this for dinner the other night, love the taste and it was so easy! Did add a sliced onion to it."

Awesome_Sauce User ID: 7786676 102014
Reviewed May. 6, 2014

"When I first started cooking I thought "oh no, it's so watery, doesn't look good". A few hours later the house was filled with an amazing aroma and the shredded meat was soooo good! I love how this takes literally 5 minutes to make and is absolutely delicious!"

christycincy User ID: 6445428 75852
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2013

"I made Chicago-Style beef Sandwiches last weekend and then this one to compare the two. The flavors were very similar but this one took less prep time. I will use both recipes but this one is definitely better if you're in a hurry because the meat does not get browned first and no veggies to chop. Very tasty!"

eblatchley User ID: 2915231 148207
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2013

"I came across this recipe out of a need to not have to buy a packet of seasoning knowing it must not be to complicated to make my own "french dip" sandwiches. I am pleased with the flavor of this and will definately call it my new standard. I also added sliced onions and used garlic powder and a little salt since i was out of garlic salt. Thanks for publishing this one!!"

ferndale52 User ID: 4154455 102013
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"i liked the flavoring in this dish, plus the ease of making. used sandwich rolls instead to make nice french dips."

davinasanchez User ID: 6738526 162964
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2012

"It wasn't good or bad. I have better recipes for similar dish."

[email protected] User ID: 2072985 102012
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2012

"Just need to cook long enough to shred. Very good flavor."

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