You know our temporary housing didn’t have a freezer? All we had was a mid-80s SubZero refrigerator. That worked at about 60% of it’s capacity. And that I was not impressed with. So I made Hubby take me to Best Buy and I got a small chest freezer.
THIS was a huge transition for me! Coming from a 3 freezer home to a ZERO freezer home and THEN a small chest freezer. Whee things were challenging.
The number ONE challenge with a chest freezer is everything goes SOUTH and to the bottom in no time flat. Oh joy.
So when I saw Mary shared this recipe on her site at Sweet Little Blue Bird, I was all about digging out these 2 lovely hunks of beef I knew were in the bottom of said chest freezer.
It was worth the frostbitten fingers and mosquito bites galore. And I’m glad I opted to keep the LARGE crockpot out of storage!
4 pound beef roast
1 1/2 cup ketchup
2 tbs worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbs grey poupon
1 tsp liquid smoke (I remember telling Hubby we had FOUR bottles of this stuff and I could not locate ONE! I finally opened another box and there they were!)
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
Mix all your sauce ingredients together. Toss the roast in a large crockpot, pour the sauce over the top and turn that bad boy on high for 5 hours or low for 8 hours. I got a late start that Sunday morning so it was high for 5 hours which was PERFECT!
You can either shred your beef or slice it. 9 times out of 10 you will need to shred it as it will be falling apart.
Skim the fat stuff off the top of the juice. The juice will be super thin.I wanted a thicker gravy style so I sprinkled a little over a tablespoon of Wondra over the top, stirred it in and added the beef. Turn the setting to low for 30 minutes or so and let the beef warm up again and you will have a nice beefy gravy thing going on!
Originally, I was planning on serving as BBQ Sandwiches but instead, we had mashed potatoes (Mark) and riced cauliflower (me) with it. Healthier options are always available!
We were able to pack some for lunch for 3 days and we had it for dinner another night so this does make a lot!
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