Slow Cooker Shredded Beef is the ideal cook once dine twice meal. This basic recipe can be eaten as-is or used for multiple recipe ideas.
Kicking off my 35th year of life with one of my trusty cooks once, dine twice, no-recipe recipes: slow cooker shredded beef. At least one of the 3 days the kids are with Ted, I find myself making a batch of slow cooker shredded chicken OR beef [lately it’s been beef] to have for multiple meals when the four tops are with me for dinner.
The best part about this slow cooker shredded beef? I can throw everything in the slow cooker and then sit on the couch and watch Netflix under a warm, cozy blanket while the beef cooks away. Self-care PLUS meal planning all in one. Both assume the kids are with Ted and I have some time solo, and that’s exactly why I’m writing this post.
What Cut of Beef Do I Use?
You guys know I’m ALL IN when it comes to feeding my family beef. I like a good old chuck roast for this recipe. Or a shoulder roast like I used below. Just remember, if the roast name has “round” or “loin” in the name, it’s going to be a lean cut of beef. So it might need extra time to cook! Learn more about beef cuts here.
My Favorite Ways to Eat Slow Cooker Shredded Beef
You could eat the beef shredded, as-is, with roasted potatoes and baby carrots. You could eat the beef as a “filler” for quesadillas or tacos or nachos, or you could eat the beef with marinara sauce and pasta. I’m sure you could think of other ways to eat this slow cooker shredded beef, but that’s all I’ve got the energy for today. It’s back to college football, Sweet Magnolias on Netflix, and a few hours of me-time before I get the crew tomorrow!
- 2 pounds beef shoulder roast
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ cup beef broth
- Salt and pepper
- Add ingredients to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
- Remove beef from slow cooker and shred with two forks. Add back to broth and onion mixture. Serve immediately or save for another recipe.