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Plan on making some shredded beef and want to make the most of it? Here are my simple how-to guide and some yummy basic recipes to feed your family.
Shredded Beef Recipe
Shredded Roast Beef is one of my easiest, go to meals. The way I have come to make roasts is an easy way to have on hand shredded beef to use for a great variety of meals.
First of all, you can use any cut of roasts. We have our own beef processed, so there is a variety of roast cuts. They include arm roasts, chuck roasts, and sirloin tip roasts. Any cut that you have or can find reasonably priced at your store or local butcher will work.
Secondly, using the crock pot, is the easiest way to assure that you will get a finished roast that is tender and easy to shred.
I use a totally frozen roast. In the late evening, I pull a roast from the freezer and put it directly into my crockpot. I usually add in some spices on top, like seasoning salt with garlic and onion powder and pepper. You can add whatever blend you prefer or can leave off the spices. Add approximately 2 cups of water to the bottom of the crockpot. My setting on my crockpot goes on low for 10 hours. This is the setting I use. Leave your roast and head to bed! The next morning, your roast is done. I shut off my crockpot and let it cool down a bit.
Now it is time to remove the roast from the juice and shred it up. I clean out the crockpot, reserving about 1 cup of the liquid from the pot. I use the reserved liquid to keep the meat moist as I am using it or reheating it. Your roast is ready to use now for whatever you would like to use it for. I have a couple different ways I usually use mine. You can use it right away or refrigerate it for use later that day or the next several days.
Here is what I usually do with ours:
I take the shredded beef and add in a jar of homemade canned salsa to it. You can place it in the crockpot for the day on low or just rewarm the meat with the jar of salsa on the stovetop. This is a wonderful mix for Shredded Beef Tacos. This is one of our favorite uses.
We take the shredded beef/salsa mix and fill a flour or brown rice tortilla with the beef mixture. Add in whatever extra ingredients you prefer. We usually use typical taco filling ingredients of lettuce, shredded cheese, tomatoes. Other great additions are rice and beans. Once you have your ingredients inside the tortilla, wrap it up. At this point, we like to grill ours for a crispy, golden outside. Grill it on each side until the filling is warm (if you are using it as leftovers) and the outside of your shell is golden, crispy brown. Once grilled, you can add in additional toppings.
This is just one idea to use with your roasts. Making your roast overnight allows you a lot of flexibility to use the meat in numerous ways. I hope you enjoy this quick and easy meal and have other ideas also.
How do you like to make your own shredded beef recipe? What’s your favorite meal using shredded beef?