Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Barbecued Beef Sandwiches

   Here is the next Crockpot / slow cooker recipe I have for you.  This would be great to make for this weekends 4th of July festivities.  Just put it on in the morning, and head out to enjoy the parades.  Come home lay out the rolls, and let everyone else bring the sides.  Or if your heading to the fireworks display in your area, you can take this along. This is the best type of party, one where you get to enjoy yourself too.  Good food.  Good friends.   Life doesn't get much better than that.

Barbecued Beef Sandwiches

2 lbs boned chuck roast
2 cups onion, vertically sliced
1 cup bottled barbecue sauce
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp water
6 (2 oz) kaiser rolls or hamburger buns, toasted

   Trim fat from beef and cut into 1 inch cubes.  Place beef in slow cooker.  Stir in onion and barbecue sauce.  Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
   Remove beef and onion from cooker with slotted spoon.  Shred beef with 2 forks.  Combine cornstarch and water.  Add to barbecue sauce mixture in cooker, stirring well.  Cover and cook on high for 1 minute.  Return shredded beef to cooker.  Cover and cook an additional 10 minutes.
   Serve 1 cup of beef mixture on each roll.

 Yields 6 servings.

Note:  Barbecue beef mixture can be frozen up to 3 months in an air tight container.(Don't forget Labor day.  You can make this ahead and freeze it for a Labor Free Holiday...)

                                          Have a Happy Independence Day....