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shredded beef

15+ Dump and Go Slow Cooker Recipes: Balsamic Shredded Beef

This flavorful, shredded beef is one of the most popular dump-and-go slow cooker recipes on Thriving Home. You’re going to love it!

Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
Prep: 10 minutesCook: 8 hoursTotal: 8 hours 10 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 2 1/23 pound boneless beef chuck roast
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 cup beef broth (or sub chicken stock)
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (Gluten-free option: Use coconut aminos or gluten-free Tamari Soy Sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (increase if you want more heat)

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Instructions

Make It Now:

  1. Put roast beef into slow cooker and season with Kosher salt and pepper on all sides.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together all remaining ingredients. Pour over roast beef.
  3. Slow cook on LOW for about 8 hours, or until meat easily shreds apart.
  4. Using two large forks, shred the meat apart in the slow cooker.
  5. Serve meat warm on top of mashed potatoes or on a bun with a bit of the sauce over the top. There should be plenty of sauce for dipping sandwiches, too!

Freeze For Later:

Method 1: Uncooked

To Freeze: Place all ingredients together in a freezer friendly plastic bag and freeze. To prepare, let bag thaw in refrigerator for 24 hours.

To Prepare: Thaw using one of these three safe ways and then cook as directed.

Method 2: Fully Cooked

To freeze: Fully cook the meal (through Step #4). Let it cool completely. (Safety Note: Do not let the meat sit on the counter more than 2 hours.) Store meat and sauce in a freezer container or freezer bag after it’s cooled completely.

To thaw: Thaw using one of these three safe ways and then warm on the stove over low heat or in the microwave.

© Author: Rachel Tiemeyer
Method: Slow Cooker