Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Crock Pot: Shredded Beef In Sweet Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

On days when I am going to be super busy, I like to cook food that does not require a lot of attention.  The crock pot is my cooking appliance of choice.  You put the ingredients in, turn on the pot, and go.

One of my favorite foods to cook in the crock pot is beef.  It cooks up tender, moist, and flavorful.  Today's recipe of Shredded Beef is  cooked in a sweet n spicy barbecue sauce.  The sweetness comes from the brown sugar and honey.  The spiciness  comes from the chipotle chili powder and the mustards.

I use a beef eye of round roast.  I find it tends to absorb more of the flavor of the sauce.

This beef makes terrific sandwiches and is a great topping for baked potatoes.  You can also eat it by itself with a side of baked beans, corn or fries.     It is good no matter which way you eat it.

                                    Shredded Beef in Sweet Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Special Equipment: Crock Pot

Olive oil
1 (3 lb) beef eye of round roast
1 medium onion finely chopped
2 cloves garlic peeled and finely minced
1 ½ cups ketchup
1-cup beef broth
¼ cup honey
1/3-cup chili sauce
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2-tablespoon spicy brown mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon Worcheshire Sauce
1-teaspoon soy sauce
1-teaspoon liquid smoke
1-teaspoon celery seed
½ teaspoon chipotle chili powder
½ teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. 
2. Pat the roast with a damp paper towel.  Sprinkle the roast with pepper.
3. Brown the roast on all sides in the skillet.  Set aside
4. Mix together all of the remaining ingredients.
5. Pour a small amount of the sauce in the bottom of the crock-pot.
6. Place the roast in the crock pot.  Pour the remaining sauce over the roast.
7. Cook on low for 7 1/2 hours.  
8. Remove the roast from the crock pot and place on a cutting board. 
9. Shred the beef with two forks and return the beef to the crock pot.
10. Cook for another 30 minutes.
11. Serve.

Serves 6

Sweet Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Roast In Crock Pot With Small Layer of Sauce On Bottom

Barbecue  Sauce Poured Over Roast

Shredding Beef With Forks

Barbecue Beef Baked Stuffed Spud

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