Monday, May 9, 2011

Shredded Beef

Here is a super simple recipe that makes a good 2 to 3 meals.  And different meals at that.
Step One is add a can of diced tomatoes, chopped onion, chopped garlic, a bit of cumin, and a bit of hot sauce  (I prefer using a hot sauce that isn't super hot, and has other spices in it) to a slow cooker. 

Step Two add an arm roast (or was it shoulder?)  Just ask your butcher which roast cut is best to use for shredded meat. 

Cook the meat on low all day long.  Then in the evening, shred it with a fork.  It should practically fall apart for you. 

Meal one:  Burritos with Spanish Rice.  Take 2 cups of the liquid from the slow cooker, and boil it in a pot.  Add 1 cup of rice, turn heat to low, and cover.  Cook for 20 minutes.    Then take your favorite kind of tortillas, add non fat refried beans, shredded meat, rice, avocado and fresh spinach.  Or if your family is less adventurous, just add your usual fixings to it and enjoy!

Meal two: Beef Sandwiches. Put the meat in a pot.  Add about 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce and 3 T of steak sauce.  You don't want to coat the meat and have lots of sauce, you just want to add flavor.  Also add some mesquite or BBQ spice mix.  Heat through.  Serve on hamburger buns with lettuce, pickles, onions, cheese and tomatoes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I made this yesterday and we had it plain with lettuce leaves,tomato slices and crunchy french bread. Tonight it will be with tortillas and salsa.