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Favorite Crockpot Recipe: Shredded Beef

Posted By Jessica Fisher On August 11, 2010 @ 7:46 pm In Freezer Cooking,Main Dishes,Recipes,Slow Cooking,URS | 33 Comments

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This week on Ultimate Recipe Swap we’re sharing recipes that work well in the slow cooker. When I do big freezer cooking days, I almost always have one or more crockpots cooking away on the counter while I do work on other things.

One of my favorite items is Shredded Beef Filling [5]. It’s a great all-purpose filling that can be added to a number of dishes, like tacos, tostadas, and BBQ Sandwiches. Recently I made a big batch, using three chuck roasts and two slow cookers. After the meat cooked enough to just fall apart in shreds, I froze two pounds of meat for sandwiches and I doctored up the rest.


I added chopped green onion, a can of green chiles, and salt and pepper to taste. Yum! Then I made a few batches of taquitos (recipe forthcoming) and several batches of Beef Enchiladas.

You wouldn’t think that a crockpot had a hand in this, would you?

[7]But it did!

While I obviously baked the rolled enchiladas in a baking dish, the crockpot did most of the work. And if I had really wanted to give my slowcooker a work out, I could have cooked the enchiladas in the crockpot [8] as well.

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[5] Shredded Beef Filling: http://goodcheapeats.com/2009/06/shredded-beef-filling/

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[8] cooked the enchiladas in the crockpot: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/02/potluck-meal-ideas-an-ultimate-recipe-swap.html

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