Friday, August 29, 2014

Slow Cooker Sweet and Smoky Beef from The Perfect Pantry

This Slow Cooker Sweet and Smoky Beef is perfect for a summer get-together!

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(For Friday Favorites we spotlight past recipes that you may have missed, and I think this Slow Cooker Sweet and Smoky Beef from The Perfect Pantry sounds great for a summer holiday weekend when you might like to use the slow cooker for a dish that you can eat outside.  There's still quite a few eating-outside days left this year so I hope you enjoy trying it!)

This Slow Cooker Sweet and Smoky Beef recipe is included it in the category for Slow Cooker Summer Dinners, but really this is a year-round recipe that would be perfect for a football party of family holiday party as well. You can serve this chipotle, apple juice, onion, and honey flavored shredded beef on sandwiches or wrapped in tortillas, or just serve over greens for a lower carb option.  This recipe can cook all day, so it would also make an easy back-to-schoo meal for a busy parent.  And Lydia says this freezes well, so you might want to double the recipe if you have a large slow cooker.

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
  • Chuck roast
  • onion
  • frozen unsweetened apple juice concentrate
  • thyme
  • honey
  • Chipotle pepper in adobo
  • adobo sauce
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • cornstarch or arrowroot.

Get complete instructions for Slow Cooker Sweet and Smoky Beef from The Perfect Pantry. 

More Slow Cooker Recipes from This Blogger:
Beef and Green Chile Stew from The Perfect Pantry
Chicken and Pinto Bean Burrito Bowl from The Perfect Pantry
Coffee-Chipotle Pulled Chicken Roll-ups from The Perfect Pantry 

More Ideas with Slow Cooker Shredded Beef or Pork for Sandwiches:
Beef Short Ribs for BBQ Sliders from Sass and Veracity 
Italian Beef Sandwiches from Elly Says Opa!
Pulled Pork with Low-Sugar Barbecue Sauce from Kalyn's Kitchen
Five Ideas for Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Dijon Corned Beef in the Slow Cooker from A Year of Slow Cooking   


  1. Thank you for featuring this recipe. If you have a large cooker, make a big batch today, and you can feed all of your friends at your holiday picnic tomorrow.

  2. Lydia, it sounds like a great combination of sweet and smoky flavors.

  3. Lydia always has the best recipes! I love chipotle anything. ;-)

    Happy 4th to you both!

  4. Shirley I think Lydia is a slow cooker expert, even though she says she isn't! Happy 4th to you too!

  5. Thanks so much for reminding people about this recipe -- including me! I haven't made it for a while, but now I can't imagine why not. It's one of my favorites.


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