Get your pencils and brackets ready…It’s March Madness! I love this time of the year: nail-biting games, googling universities I’ve never heard of, healthy competition between friends and endless hours spent in my pajamas. When all you want to do is park it in front of the TV, a delicious easy recipe is a necessity. So tonight, while I am cheering on my alma mater (Go Marquette!), I’ll be feasting on these yummy BBQ Beef Sliders perfectly tender, no doubt due to my new masterbuilt smoker.
Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Beef
3-4 lb boneless beef chuck roast
1 C ketchup
1 C BBQ sauce (I use Sweet Baby Rays)
1 C water
2 TBSP vinegar
2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
2 TBSP brown sugar
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Combine all ingredients except roast in slow cooker. Mix well. Add roast. Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours. Remove roast. Shred meat and discard excess fat. Return to sauce and heat through. Serve on small to medium buns.
I typically serve these sandwiches with sweet potato fries. One of my favorite parts of this meal is the leftovers. You can freeze the beef and reheat a few weeks later when you just aren’t (gasp!) in the mood to cook.
Let the madness begin. GO MARQUETTE, GO GO GO GO!
Who are you rooting for this March?