This crock pot shredded beef is yummy! It takes LESS than 5 minutes to toss in the slow cooker too.
It makes delicious sandwiches, makes a great pre-made “emergency meal”, freezer meal. Blah, blah…you get me. It’s good, easy, economical crockpot meal.
There’s also an option to make our own seasoning mix. It’s not necessary, but it’s an option if you’re wanting to go that route.
AND this crock pot shredded beef is also part of one of our crock pot freezer meal cooking sessions. So if you’re looking to make up a BUNCH of freezer meals there that one. AND we’ve got a couple more…with more coming out every month!
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Oh So Easy Crock Pot Shredded Beef
Chuck roast can be a real money saver. It can also be super tough. That makes it the perfect meat for your wallet and your slow cooker!
Beef Roasts Are Great Cuts for the Slow Cooker
This packet of roast (and several others) came from a trip to our local meat processor. I’d bought a quarter beef from them early this year and I’m pretty sure there were like 8 roasts. I wrote it down someplace. Probably in a notebook…which is an epic mistake for me. It all needs to be on my computer for me to have a prayer of finding it later. Oh well…that’s an ABOUT amount anyway.
That same meat purchase made these other recipes:
That’s just the beef roasts used so far. That’s not including the other beef cuts.
Beef roasts are great for crockpot cooking. They can be used to make a classic sliced roast beef, delicious pot roasts, cut up for soups and stews and pulled apart for sandwiches.
Prepping for Crockpot Freezer Meals
If you find a large quantity of meat on sale OR you are just doing freezer prep this recipe tastes better if it IS a freezer meal. Or at least you allow the meat to marinate in the other 3 ingredients overnight.
This roast pretty much cooks in its own marinade. I made one immediately and froze a second for later. Both were good, the freezer meal had a bit more flavor. So, even if you aren’t prepping for freezer meals…if you can, make two OR allow it to sit in the refrigerator overnight before cooking it.
As far as the freezer meal prep. It’s a snap…
- Mix the broth, garlic, and seasoning in your baggie.
- Toss in the roast.
- Label and freeze.
Marinade for Beef Roasts
Steak seasoning, garlic, and beef broth make up your marinade for this crock pot shredded beef recipe. I used Montreal Steak Seasoning. You can use another if you prefer. This one is our fav around here.
You can easily pick up a small canister of it at the grocery or one of the big-box stores. You can also get it online in a larger, cheaper canister. That’s the route I started going, simply for saving more money.
You can also make your own steak seasoning. I tried a couple different ones. Let’s Dish Recipes has the best copycat steak seasoning I tried.
Printables for Crock Pot Shredded Beef
- 2 to 3-pound chuck roast
- 2-4 tablespoons Montreal Steak Seasoning
- 6 to 8 minced garlic cloves
- ½ to ¾ cup beef broth or stock
- Butter or spray the bottom of your slow cooker insert.
- Place the roast in the crockpot, sprinkle with the steak seasoning, toss in the garlic and pour the beef stock around the edges.
- Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
- Pre-label your freezer bag(s).
- Put the garlic, beef broth and steak seasoning directly in the bag. Zip closed and knead and shake to combine.
- Unzip the bag, insert the roast.
- Zip closed and squeeze out as much air as you can.
- Lay flat and freeze for up to 3 months.
- Defrost in the refrigerator overnight before cooking. Or, if cooking frozen add 2 hours to your cook time.