Slow Cooked Shredded Beef Done Two Ways

Slow Cooked Shredded Beef Done Two Ways

This slow cooked shredded beef is infused with Italian seasonings and works really well in sandwiches, lasagna, or served over pasta.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    In a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. 
  2. Step 2

    Cut away any excess fat on the surface of the roast. 
  3. Step 3

    Sprinkle with salt and black pepper all over. 
  4. Step 4

    Place into pan and brown on all sides, about 2 minutes per side. 
  5. Step 5

    Transfer to slow cooker. 
  6. Step 6

    Add remaining ingredients, cover and cook on low for 10 to 12 hours on a low setting. 
  7. Step 7

    Add 1/3 cup (80 milliliters) of water to slow cooker if the liquid appears insufficient. 
  8. Step 8

    To test, simply use a fork to check for doneness. Meat should literally fall away and shred easily. If it does this, then simply use 2 forks to separate the meat. If it is still tough, cook for an additional 2 hours and test again. 
  9. Step 9

    For shredded barbecued beef, omit Italian dressing packet and basil leaves.
  10. Step 10

    Add barbecue sauce at the end of cook time. Remove beef from slow cooker, and discard all but 1/3 cup of liquid.  
  11. Step 11

    Shred beef and return to cooker with your favorite bottled sauce.  
  12. Step 12

    Stir through, secure lid and set to warm for 30 minutes before serving.
  13. Step 13

    These are best used in barbecue sandwiches.