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Versatile Shredded Beef

by Laura

I love it when I can find one recipe that can be utilized in many ways. That is exactly what I have for you today with this versatile shredded beef.

This is a recipe for shredded beef made in your slow cooker. This beef is flavorful and can be used in just about any recipe you need shredded beef for. Here is just a small list of ideas to use it for.

Sliders: Serve on slider buns or rolls with cheese slices, mayo, mustard, ketchup and pickles.
BBQ Sandwiches: Stir BBQ sauce and serve on hamburger buns.
Mexican dishes: Serve in quesadillas, tacos, nachos, or enchiladas.
Pot-roast dinner: Use the cooking broth to make gravy and serve over pasta, rice, or mashed potatoes.
Italian Beef Sandwiches: Serve with grilled peppers and onions along with some mozzarella or provolone cheese on a toasted bun.
Philadelphia Sandwiches: Serve with grilled peppers, onions and mushrooms with cheese served on a hoagie bun.
French Dip Sandwiches: Serve on a hoagie with Swiss cheese and use the broth to dip your sandwich.

Versatile Shredded Beef | realmomkitchen.com

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Versatile Shredded Beef


  • 2 cups hot water
  • 3 Tbsp beef bouillon
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp dried onion
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (leave out if making french dips and gravy)
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 3 lbs of boneless chuck roast or bottom round (trimmed of large fat chunks)


  1. Add everything to the crock pot except the beef. Whisk to dissolve the bouillon.
  2. Add the beef roast to the crock pot flipping once to coat.
  3. Cook on low for about 6-8 hours. Check at 3 hours and you can flip the meat at this point.
  4. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the beef to a plate and shred with 2 forks.
  5. If desired return meat to the juices and let soak for about 5-10 minutes before using.
  6. Serve as desired.
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Recipe adapted from Real Life at Home.

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