Thursday, August 4, 2011

Recipe Love: BBQ Shredded Beefs {Crock Pot Style}

I don't normally post recipes that aren't drink or dessert related, but I just had to share this delicious recipe that I used to make Monday night's dinner {thank you Betty Crocker}.  After tasting how yummy it turned out {both the night of and as leftovers}, I thought it would be a great recipe for a party... who doesn't love a set it and forget it recipe for a party?

 So, first thing's first - Betty Crocker's recipe is super easy for a "set it and forget it" dinner - you simply place the ingredients in the crock pot, set it on low and head out for the day.  I'm going to give you MY version of the recipe {as I changed a few things}, but you can head over to the Betty Crocker site to get her actual recipe to compare.


1 boneless beef rump roast (2 1/2 lbs)
1 3/4 cups barbecue sauce
3/4 cup root beer
   Garlic Powder, Minced Onions, Pepper  {I didn't really measure how much I used,
Hamburger buns, split


1.  In a 3/12- to 4-quart slow cooker, place beef.  Sprinkle garlic powder, minced onions and pepper over beef.
2.  Mix 3/4-cup root beer with 1 1/4-cup barbecue sauce in a measuring cup or bowl.  When combined, pour over beef.
3.  Set slow cooker on low for 9 to 10 hours {depending on how fast your slow cooker tends to cook meals.  Mine was on for about 9 hours}
4. Test doneness of meat by using two forks to pull a small chunk apart.  If it shreds easily, remove meat from crock pot and set on plate. 
5.  Pour liquids into a 12-inch skillet.  Let boil over medium-high heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, for liquid to thicken.  Once boiled down, add 1/2 cup barbecue sauce.
6. Meanwhile, shred meat down and return to slow cooker.  Pour liquid mixture over meat in crock pot, mix well.  Let sit on low for another 15 minutes.
7. Serve over a hamburger bun.

** These turned out juicy and continue to be juicy once reheated.  My only complaint would be lack of flavor - I think next time I'll try adding some real garlic... and maybe a little bit of horseradish to kick the flavor up a bit **

Sounds easy enough, huh?  These are the perfect dish for an informal party {just think of your hubby's fantasy football draft party coming up, the start of college football season, Labor Day weekend, cabin weekends - seriously, this recipe is perfect for them all!}. Also, being able to make it ahead of time will save you some serious stress!

What are some of your favorite crock pot recipes?  Or some easy recipes you use for your parties that guests go nuts for?

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