Crock Pot BBQ Beef

I did it.  I finally did it.  I lost a recipe.  There have been times when I have almost lost a recipe, as in, I could not remember what the source or blog was, and I had since deleted the link or recycled the paper I printed it on.  I say “almost” because usually with a bit of extra TLC in the google search, I was able to remedy it pretty quickly.

Last night, I went to type up a blog from a recipe I prepared last week, and I realized I DIDN’T HAVE THE BLOG ADDRESS.  I searched pinterest.  I searched google.  I searched my phone’s browser history.  I searched my purse and bedroom for the recipe printout.  Nothing.  My sweet husband even began google-searching recipes for me, and every few minutes, I’d hear, “did it have white vinegar in it?”…”did you make your own sauce?”…until I finally realized (with his help), that I had printed the recipe originally from my mother’s computer, so I searched “beef” in her history, and finally found it!  At, like, 11pm.

Welcome to my life.

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In any case, this BBQ Beef recipe is a guest post from Your Home Based Mom on Thirty Handmade Days blog.  Sound confusing?  I was too, at first.  It was so good, and so easy!  Almost everything is something you most likely already have at home in your cupboard (at least I did).  I have an issue with following directions, though, and I just kind of dumped everything into the crock with the beef, and then later realized I was supposed to mix the sauce ingredients separately…it didn’t really make a difference.  By the end of the day, I had delicious, easy-to-pull beef!  I stirred it a bit before serving, let it sit for a few more minutes, then topped it only whole wheat buns (the recipe has a link for homemade rolls, though, if you’re so inclined!).  I’m going to write the recipe as a “dump in everything and go” method, but if you’d like the official directions, click the link above.

Side note: my husband and I ate these on whole wheat buns, as I mentioned above, and my mom served hers over leftover egg noodles and added pan-fried mushrooms, so I included pictures of both.  We like versatility!

Oh, and I’d asked my family to add in the final ingredients that I didn’t have time to do before leaving for work, but there was a misunderstanding so the onion was left out. It was delicious regardless, though!

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Crock Pot BBQ Beef

serves 5+

Ingredients:
-2-3lb chuck roast
-1 onion, chopped
-1, 12oz can cola soda (I used cherry coke cuz that was what we had)
-1/3cu Worcestershire Sauce
-2tbsp apple cider vinegar
-1 beef bouillon cube
-1tsp dry mustard
-1/2tsp chili powder
-4 cloves garlic, minced
-1cu ketchup

Directions:
-Put beef and all other ingredients in the crock pot; stir a bit to mix and coat beef.
-Cover and cook on high for 6 hours or low for 8-9 hours, until roast is tender and easily pulled apart.
-Shred meat, stir mixture, and let sit on low for a few more minutes.
-Serve on buns, noodles, etc.

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