- 1 boneless beef chuck roast (4 to 5 pounds)
- 4 teaspoons Montreal steak seasoning
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 celery ribs, chopped
- 1 small carrot, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup seeded and chopped pepperoncini
- 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1-1/2 cups chili sauce
- 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer
- 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon dried rosemary, crushed
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 18 mini buns, split
- Additional chopped pepperoncini, sliced red onion, dill pickle slices and stone-ground mustard, optional
- Trim roast; sprinkle with steak seasoning. Cut roast in half. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat; brown meat in batches. Transfer meat and drippings to a 6-qt. slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 7-8 hours or until meat is tender.
- Remove roast; cool slightly. Strain cooking juices, discarding vegetables and bay leaf; skim fat. Shred meat with two forks. Return meat and cooking juices to slow cooker; heat through. Using tongs, place meat on bun bottoms. Serve with cooking juices for dipping and top as desired. Yield: 18 servings.
Reviews forWhere's the Beef
"I made this recipe after my friend raved about it and ended up highly disappointed. First of all, it required a lot of prep and clean up by the time all the vegetables were chopped and the meat was browned. Taking the meat out of the slow cooker at the end and having to strain all the broth was messy and dirtied even more dishes. While the beef was tender, I really didn't like the flavor of the beef, which was surprising since so many ingredients went into the recipe. Plus many of those ingredients (the veggies) are just for flavor and are thrown out at the end. Sadly, I won't be making this again as I don't think it was worth all the effort nor the expense."
"My family is anti-vegetable, and I never remember to buy fresh herbs when I shop. I swapped out the onion, celery and basil for dried versions. I also subbed crushed red pepper flakes for the pepperoncini. The roast was so tender it fell into shreds with a slight touch. I served up the meat on kaiser rolls, with chopped red onion, fresh cracked black pepper and mustard."
"I loved this and made an extra batch and gave it to my daughter, it also freezes well."
"These were amazing. Definitely do the dip part!"