Monday, January 7, 2013
Pulled Beef Sandwiches
I believe the most common "pulled" sandwich is pork, right?! Well, I love it. However, my meat loving hubby much prefers the beef roast over the pork. Last year he had this idea in his head for a pulled beef sandwhich. Maybe that was already a thing, but I had never had or heard of it. He went to the store, picked out the roast, and took care of business...in the kitchen I mean. His idea turned out amazing! We have since made these big old morsels of goodness many times...for birthday and football parties, out of town guests, and just for an easy at-home Sunday dinner. We have always gotten rave reviews from everyone! They are definitely one of our favorite meals! I highly recommend giving them a try!
Pulled Beef Sandwiches
3-5 pound beef boneless chuck roast
1-2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 Tablespoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
32 ounces beef broth
Bottle of bbq sauce (we like Famous Dave's Sweet & Sassy)
Mozzarella, Cheddar or Provolone cheese slices
French bread rolls or hamburger buns
Rub the olive oil on all sides of the roast and sprinkle all sides with salt and pepper. Heat a skillet on medium-high heat and sear roast on each side until brown. Transfer roast to slow cooker and poor beef broth over the roast. Cover with lid and cook on high for 5-7 hours, depending on size of roast. My 3 pound roast usually takes about 5 hours. When roast is cooked through and tender enough to tear apart with 2 forks, remove from slow cooker to a plate, and empty the beef broth from the slow cooker. Shred the roast, return it to the slow cooker, and mix in bbq sauce to taste. We don't ever use the whole bottle of sauce, but it depends how much bbq flavor you want. We like the taste of the beef so we try to go a little lighter on the sauce. Heat on high until warmed through, about 20 minutes. Serve on rolls or buns with sliced cheese. Our go-to rolls for sandwiches of any kind are these delicious french bread rolls from Mel's Kitchen Cafe. They are really amazing and pretty simple to throw together. Everything tastes better on homemade bread and these are no exception!
Recipe Source: The Unsophisticated Kitchen
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