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
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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 liquid equals 411 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 111 mg cholesterol, 889 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 37 g 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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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."

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."

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!"

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!"

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!!"

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