Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Slow Cooked Red-Eye Roast Beef Sandwiches

All in all, I can’t complain about the summer. We had a delightful month of June, my plants are going crazy, I’ve been able to enjoy the deck, and utility bills have, largely, behaved themselves. As such, a week of temperatures near 100°, while not my favorite, I am willing to accept. I am, however, not willing to heat up the kitchen with cooking. During this week, out came the slow cooker, and I experimented with a variety of recipes. I found that I really liked this one, born from my making way too much coffee one morning. Nothing is easier, it’s hearty enough for dinner fare, will greatly please the carnivores in your life, and if any remains (I’m laughing here), it freezes beautifully.
Slow Cooked Red-Eye Roast Beef Sandwiches

1 (4-lb) boneless chuck roast
1 T. olive oil 
½ c. strong, brewed coffee
½ c. beef broth

Spray the inside of a 6-quart oval slow cooker with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, stir together the coffee, beef broth, and liquid smoke; pour into the bottom of the slow cooker.

Rinse the chuck roast and pat dry with a paper towel. Drizzle with olive oil. Rub the chuck roast on all sides with the Grill Mates seasoning. Center the roast in the slow cooker. Drizzle the top of the roast with Worcestershire sauce.

Cook on low for 7-8 hours until fork tender. Remove from the slow cooker and, using 2 forks, shred the meat, removing all visible fat.

Separate fat from the cooking liquid using a fat separator; discard fat. Stir 1/2 cup of the cooking juices into the beef. Reserve the remaining juices to serve alongside, French dip-style.

Top the warm beef sandwiches with slices of onion, pickles, a slice of cheese, or sautéed mushrooms.

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Gina said...

I printed that off right off! When the weather calms down here (read: Fall) I will rely more on my crock pot and this sounds perfect. We probably will have leftovers since there are only two of us, but I happen to LOVE leftover roast beef!

Linda said...

Oh how I wish I had a chuck roast for this! Going on my grocery list for sure. My husband would LOVE this!

bj said...

ooomy this sounds amazing...a must-try, for sure

jmac said...

note to self: tomorrow get chuck roast, pull out crock pot, make this recipe!!!!! YUM