Tuesday, January 21, 2014

2014 Florida Trip – Penny’s Shredded Beef

While picking up supplies at the market, we discovered a 2 for 1 deal on chuck roast and I knew I had just the recipe, so into the cart they went.  As we are fans of balsamic vinegar (especially Bev) I had recently saved Penny’s recipe for Crock Pot Balsamic Shredded Beef from her Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen blog.

Since I followed her recipe, rather re-print it here, please head over to her blog for the recipe and some delicious shots.  As I've mentioned, I like to camp and do as much as possible outside using the Coleman propane and Weber Jumbo Joe charcoal grills.  Since I discovered the Coleman is a real pain to clean after grilling, I now use it as a stove and grill on the Weber.  Since we have only a 4 qt. crock pot, I had to cut the meat into pieces and used the opportunity to remove some of the major fat.  

Then, after browning in a skillet, I stood the pieces of meat on edge to fit into the crock pot and poured the sauce over it.  After cooking, I removed the meat from the pot along with half the broth and after shredding the meat, I added back just enough broth to provide the moistness I was looking for.

We just boiled some potatoes, mashed them on our plate (remember, we're RVing) and topped them with the meat.

It was delicious and a fine alternative to the normal roast beef flavor - thanks Penny.  It made an outstanding sandwich as well.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


1/18/14 meal date


  1. I remember this from Penny's blog and liked the idea of the balsamic vinegar. This looks like real comfort food and one I would enjoy coming back to after a long day of sightseeing.

  2. I saw Penny's recipe and pinned it also. Looks so delicious.

  3. Larry, That's some fine looking shredded beef. I do like the idea of cooking it with balsamic vinegar... It's sure a good thing that you like to cook. We'd be headed to the nearest diner/cafe. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  4. Love shredded beef from the slow cooker!

  5. I love balsamic vinegar, too. This sounds fantastic.

  6. Woo hoo! Please come to my kitchen in this frigid weather and cook!

  7. I thought Penny's recipe sounded so good too! So glad to hear your wonderful review.

  8. Looks good, Larry....Two inches of snow here --and SO pretty. BUT--going down to about 5 degrees tonight... Gads.


  9. You can camp out in my backyard anytime if you promise to make this while you stay :)

  10. Glad you liked the beef Larry! We loved it. I had several sandwiches from it. Thanks for the link back too.

  11. Mmmm. Look at all those onions - I bet they made the beef even tastier! You make some mighty fine camping cuisine my friend.


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