Do I need to add salt to my beef? In a word, YES! Adding salt to your slow cooker while cooking beef allows some of the meat's moisture to be drawn out and then reabsorbed, thus making the beef more flavorful. If your herb and garlic seasoning doesn't have any salt, you'll want to add ½ teaspoon to the slow cooker while the meet is cooking. (Check the label.)
Is it better to cook my beef on low or high? To ensure that your meat is tender and juicy, cook your Shredded Beef on low all day.
How do I know when my Shredded Beef is done? Beef is fully cooked when it shreds easily and reaches an internal temperature of 205 degrees F. Use a meat thermometer for best results.
What's the best way to shred beef? The jury is still out on the "best" way to shred meat. Most everyone has their favorite method. I like to use two dinner forks to pull the meat apart and separate it. Some like to use their electric hand mixer to make quick work of the shredding process. A friend of mine likes to use her potato masher with a twisting motion to complete the task. The choice is yours!
Will Shredded Beef turn out right if I cook it on high for a short time? No, it won't be as tender. The meat needs to cook slowly in order for the connective tissue to break down and tenderize the meat. If cooked on high, your Shredded Beef will be dry and tough.
How do I serve Shredded Beef? Shredded Beef is a very versatile dish. It can be served in so many ways! You can serve it over noodles, in tacos or burritos, in salads, on sandwich buns, and more!
Is Shredded Beef a good option for Meal Prep? Yes! You can make up a batch and store it in airtight containers for up to 3 days in the fridge.
Slow Cooker Shredded Beef
- 2 pounds boneless chuck roast
- 1 small sweet onion peeled and chopped
- 1 tablespoon jarred minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon herb and garlic seasoning
- ¼ cup red wine
- ½ cup beef broth
- Add all ingredients to slow cooker
- Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until internal temp of roast reaches 205 degrees F
- Remove from slow cooker and use forks to shred meat
Best done on low all day
Meat is done when reaches and internal temp of 205 degrees F and shreds easily
Serve over noodles, in tacos, burritos, in salads, on sandwich buns and more