Slow Cooker Beef Roast for Sandwiches and More!

I always say how blessed I am that J.O is so talented in the kitchen.  Before he became a journeyman lineman he worked as a butcher and it shows!  One of his favorite cold weather meals to make is a beef roast in the slow cooker.  He seasons it with melodies such as garlic, seasoning salt and a kick of cayenne pepper.  After it slowly cooks and all the seasoning blend together, he pulls it  to create a perfect base for a hot sandwich.  Add in some sautéed onions and red bells peppers and serve open faced on sourdough with some melted Gouda and you will feel full of comfort and love.

The meat can then be used for other meals such as tacos, BBQ sandwiches (just mix in some BBQ sauce!), put into a soup or on its own with roasted potatoes and carrots.  Give it a try on a cold day and I know you’ll love it!

  • 3 pound quality beef roast (we use a tri tip cut)
  • 12-15 Cloves of Garlic: Peeled
  • 3 Tbl Seasoning Salt
  • 2 Tsp.. Onion Powder
  • 2 Tsp. Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 2 Tsp. Paprika
  • 1 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 Tbl. Butter
  • 2-3 Tbl Olive Oil
  • 1 ½ Cups Broth (Chicken, Beef or Veg)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper Sliced
  • 1 Red Onion Sliced
  1. Lay your roast out on a clean surface where you can season it.

    Trip Tip Roast all ready to be prepped for cooking!

    Trip Tip Roast all ready to be prepped for cooking!

  2. Using a sharp knife cut long diagonal strips about half way into the roast.   Continue down the length of the roast.   Each cut should be roughly 1 inch apart from the next.
  3. Stuff the holes you just created with your garlic.

    Stuff the strips with your garlic cloves

    Stuff the strips with your garlic cloves

  4. Coat that side of the roast with the seasoning salt and onion powder
  5. Flip the roast to expose the unseasoned side.
  6. Rub in 1-2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  7. Evenly coat with Black Pepper, Paprika and Cayenne

    Back Side of the roast, all seasoned and ready to be seared

    Back Side of the roast, all seasoned and ready to be seared

  8. Heat a skillet (we use a grated cast iron) with 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil on high.  The Olive Oil will help insure that the butter does not burn.
  9. Place the roast, garlic side UP, on the skillet.  Sear the meat for 3-5 min.

    In the skillet (garlic side up) being seared

    In the skillet (garlic side up) being seared

  10. Transfer roast to your slow cooker, again, garlic side should be UP once in the cooker.

    Roast placed into the slow cooker, garlic side up.

    Roast placed into the slow cooker, garlic side up.

  11. Pour the remnants of the searing pan and your broth around the sides of the roast to insure that the seasoning stays in tact.
  12. Cook on high for 5-6 hours.  Every few hours we will spoon some of the broth mix on top of the roast.
  13. Flip the roast over half way through.
  14. Once cooked, use two forks and shred the meat.  Use two forks and pull in opposite directions, pulling the roast apart.  Once it is pulled apart to your liking, mix  the meat into the remaining liquid.

    shredded beef

    shredded beef

  15. Sautee sliced red onions and red bell peppers in a pan with 1 Tbl of butter and salt until al dente.

    sauteed peppers and onions to top the sandwich

    sauteed peppers and onions to top the sandwich

  16. Serve your beef onto a slice of toasted sourdough, top with onions and peppers and a slice of your favorite cheese (I like smoked gouda on mine).  Place your sandwich under the broiler for a minuet to melt your cheese.

    Slow cooked shredded beef sandwich with peppers and onions atop sourdough with smoked Gouda

    Slow cooked shredded beef sandwich with peppers and onions atop sourdough with smoked Gouda

Devour!

 

 


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Slow Cooker Beef Roast for Sandwiches and More! — 1 Comment

  1. Oh My Goodness!!! I am having leftover JO beef and it is delicious. We went camping over the weekend and I made this for us and our very picky son. He loved it!!! Who would have thought that much garlic in beef would be that good. Anyway, just thought I’d let you know.
    Again, I love your blog.

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