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Old 10-21-2004, 11:41 AM   #1
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Crockpot Beef thing

OK, someone told me to toss a cheap roast into my crockpot and leave it for the day and then shred it and throw in some BBQ sauce and serve on buns. I have never done this before. I threw the roast in with some red wine, garlic and a tablespoon of cider vinegar. Do I need to do anything else while it is cooking? I am feeling a bit out of my depth here. Any suggestions will be gratefully received.

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Old 10-21-2004, 11:46 AM   #2
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Sounds just fine to me, Alix. You may want to monitor the liquid level a little to make sure it doesn't get too dry. Otherwise, just rock on.
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Yep, what mudbug said! I have never cooked a roast in the oven :oops: , I always just use my crock pot. I'm afraid I will let it cook too long in the oven & it will dry out.
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How high should the liquid be to start with?
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I usually use enough liquid to cover the roast.
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I normally don't completely cover with liquid - maybe half to three-quarters full. The steam generated from the closed lid will help keep it moist.

However, if your roast is already submerged it shouldn't be a big deal. When you are ready to shred, you'll just have extra juice in the long run.
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Old 10-21-2004, 11:55 AM   #7
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Hmmm. I guess I'd better go add some then. Um...what do I do with the liquid later? Do I shred the beef into it or just discard it? I thought I was supposed to toss it and then put the sauce on...yes? or no? I am such a newbie at all this.
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You know me, I hate to waste stuff. Why don't you try shredding your meat and combining a little of the juice first to see if you like the taste? You may not even want the BBQ sauce.

If you're set on BBQ flavor, take the roast out of the crockpot, strain (or not) the juice, and save it for soup base, gravy fixins, or some other use. You could even freeze it until inspiration strikes.

For BBQ, I'd put the shredded meat in a pan and HEAT it up some BBQ sauce before serving. You don't want cold sauce on your sammich.
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Hmmm...good call. I think it might be too winey for my hubbys taste buds. I think I may use about 1/3 of the liquid and toss in the BBQ too. I will toss it all back in the crockpot to stay toasty til we are ready to eat. Now I have to decide if I am inspired to BAKE buns...or if Safeway beckons.
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"Bake" buns??!!
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