Thursday, February 21, 2008

Spicy Shredded Beef

Posted by Dori Nottingham

So I did buy myself a crock pot for my birthday. The one I had before was small with blue and pink ducks on it. I never used it. So now that I have a pretty stainless version I feel I have to learn how to cook in it to recoup on my investment. I haven't made much but here is a recipe for some dang good shredded beef. I alter the recipe a little depending on if I'm planning on burritos or sandwiches. It's a five star recipe in my book so I thought I'd share since that's what is in the pot.

Spicy Shredded Beef
boned beef chuck with the fat cut off
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 cup spicy salsa
1 can (4 oz.) diced jalapeƱo chiles, drained
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons dried New Mexico chile powder
1 tablespoon honey
2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cups beef broth or 1 can cream of mushroom soup (with one can water)

Mix all together and let cook 8-10 hours. I shred the beef to the size I want after and let thicken for about 20-30 minutes with the lid off. I also add more honey if I'm going to use it for tacos.

Like I said -A five star recipe. I could get use to this crock pot cooking.


camzant said...

So going to try this!

hsjacobus said...

I love shredded meat recipes. I don't know why, but it gives it a whole new flavor. I recently did a pulled pork one. I can't wait to try this next!