Saturday, January 05, 2013

Ridiculously Easy Shredded Beef

The meat was thawed, but I just wasn't motivated to make our favorite Beef Stew. So I threw it in the crock-pot at around 2:00. By 6:30, we were all devouring the easiest, most mindless after-thought of a dinner ever. 
Ridiculously Easy (and versatile!) Shredded Beef

2 pounds cubed chuck meat for stew
salt and pepper
1/2 cup barbecue sauce- the finished product did not end up tasting overwhelmingly like barbecue
1/2 cup water

Combine ingredients in crock-pot. Cover and cook on high 4 hours, until tender when pierced with a fork.
After 4 hours, remove meat from crock-pot with a slotted spoon. Add to the bowl of a Kitchen-Aid mixer fitted with the paddle. Mix on low speed until meat is shredded.

Serving ideas-
*Scoop into a hot dog or hamburger bun. Top with more barbecue sauce, ketchup, or mustard.
*Use for a taco or taquito filling, or top nachos with it!- I used it for nachos at lunch today and will definitely try it in taquitos soon!
*Stuff a baked potato with the shredded beef and top with cheese! YUM.


  1. The spaghetti soup was a major hit with the girlies--thanks!! This looks delish, too. :)