Slow Cooker Pulled Beef
I’ve never used meat claws before and I had some to review. Since I love pulled beef, I decided to make it in the Crock Pot, which I rarely use. I had to run to the store anyway, so I started looking up recipes for pulled beef. If you Google “slow cooker pulled beef”, you’ll get over 600,000 hits. Because I didn’t have time to look them all up. I decided to take some of all the recipes I looked at and make my own recipe.
I purchased a beef shoulder roast of about 3 lbs. It didn’t have a lot of fat on it, so I didn’t trim any off of the roast. After opening the package, I drizzled a little olive oil on the roast, rubbed it in, and salted and peppered the one side. I put the seasoned side of the roast in the slow cooker and did the same thing to the exposed side.
After cutting the skins off of my garlic with a Nano Razor Ceramic Knife on the bamboo cutting board, I used a garlic mincer to mince 5 cloves of garlic right on top of the roast. You can use more or less depending on your personal taste. I sprinkled the roast with some Montreal Steak Seasoning for some added flavor. For the surprise ingredient, I measured out 3 cups of Dr Pepper soda in some stainless steel measuring cups to add to the Crock Pot for added fluid and flavor. I set the slow cooker on high and left it for 3 hours.
Look at that meat! I used the meat claws to pull the beef and then popped it back into the Crock Pot to soak up the juicy goodness that was in there.
It was definitely a hit with my guys. Next time, I want to try beer as the liquid. The alcohol burns off and it gives the meat a different flavor. The Montreal Steak Seasoning has a different taste and it quite apparent when you’re eating the meat. I might research some other herbs and seasonings.
Here’s the recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as well did.
- 3 lb shoulder roast
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- Montreal Steak Seasoning
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 cups of Dr Pepper soda
- Rub olive oil on each side of the shoulder roast and salt, pepper, and add Montreal Steak Seasoning each side.
- Place in the slow cooker.
- Mince the garlic cloves, using more or less to taste, and place on the roast.
- Pour the Dr Pepper into the slow cooker and over the roast.
- Place the lid on the cooker and turn it up to the highest setting.
- If you are cooking this all day, place on the low setting and cook for longer.
- Once the meat is cooked to falling apart (about 3 hours), pull apart with meat claws or 2 forks.
- You can substitute any liquid that you want - beer, Coca Cola, apple juice, etc.
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