Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Recipe

Making Slow Cooker Shredded Beef to have on hand for recipes throughout the week has to be one of my favorite things ever. Well, that and making slow cooker chicken for the same purpose. But, having shredded beef stocked in the refrigerator just makes life easier.

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And thankfully, it doesn’t take much thought, time, or energy on my part.

Some days, I have none to spare!

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Do you ever feel like that?

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love cooking. It is like free therapy for me. No need to pay to go sprawl out on someone’s sofa to tell them about my day when I can just head to my kitchen and get reenergized while baking a cake or making pie crust, making homemade bread, or even something as simple as making breakfast or supper for my family.


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But some days, especially when our homeschooling day seems to linger from sun-up to sun-down, we’re running from one activity or appointment to another, and I haven’t even attempted to think about what to make for supper, having made shredded beef in the slow cooker is like the most brilliant thing I’ve ever done. It makes me feel like a genius or something.


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And it sort of tastes like that, too.


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So, pull that slow cooker out of the cabinet and get ready to make some delicious shredded beef. I’ve got some absolute delicious dishes that you’ll definitely want to have this shredded beef ready and waiting to go into like shredded beef nachos, brunswick stew, enchilada casserole.

Here’s my Slow Cooker Shredded Beef recipe. You’ll love it. Promise.

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Slow Cooker Shredded Beef is perfect to add to so many delicious dishes and recipes. Make this slow cooker shredded beef and keep on hand for easy dinner recipes.
Serves: 6-8
  • 1 3-4 pound boneless roast beef (chuck or round roast)
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Montreal Steak Seasoning
  1. Place roast beef into the insert of your slow cooker. Add beef broth to slow cooker. Pour Worcestershire sauce over the top of roast and sprinkle with Montreal Steak Seasoning.
  2. Cook roast in slow cooker for 4 hours on High setting or 6-8 hours on Low.
  3. Once roast beef has cooked, remove from slow cooker with tongs into a serving dish. Break apart lightly with two forks and then add back to the gravy in the slow cooker set on warm for another hour.
  4. Store shredded beef and gravy in an airtight container in the refrigerator for later use.


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  1. 1

    I’m really good about having shredded chicken on hand, but it would be awesome to have this, too!

  2. 2

    I can’t wait to try this…I know the boys will love it (and I will, too)!!! That Montreal Steak Seasoning is my favorite!

  3. 3

    Wow, that beef look so good. My family will love this and Our favorite seasoning is the montreal steak, I just bought some yesterday! YUM!

  4. 4

    I made your balsamic shredded beef and it was a hit in the office. I can’t wait to try this. I love these kind of recipes as I don’t have to babysit them and can get household chores done, or find some time for my crafting will it cooks! Thanks!

  5. 5

    Yum! Slow-cooker recipes are a total life-saver! This shredded beef looks delicious! :)

  6. 6
    Karissa Sjaarda says:

    My mother in law does this! Thanks for the recipe. Going beyond ham, bacon, chicken and hamburger I get nervous with all those cuts of beef (what do I do with them?!) . But this looks great. AND it finally cooled down two days ago, so bring on fall comfort food!

  7. 7

    I love having meat like this on hand! Slow cooker meals are so handy!

  8. 8

    Thanks Robyn – nice recipe. Love my slow cooker.

  9. 9

    I’m always looking for ways to make my life easier- this is great. Perfect for so many uses!!

  10. 10

    I just made this today. I had a chuck roast in the slow cooker when I saw your post so I added your suggestions and I just pulled it out and shredded it. It’s great! Thanks for the tip. We were just going to have roast beef and mashed potatoes with gravy but neither of us were in the mood this evening. Now we have shredded beef to use for the rest of the week. Since I’ve never done shredded beef before, I’ll have to find recipes for it, but I’m looking forward to it.

  11. 12

    This looks so amazing! I could eat this over and over again!

  12. 13

    Thanks Robyn – nice and easy recipe. Have a super-duper day!

  13. 14

    Hi, Robyn.

    Can I freeze the shredded beef once cooked? I have a bottom round roast on the larger side of the suggestion in your recipe (a little over 4 lbs) and there is just me and my husband. Doubt we will be able to finish the beef in enough time for it to remain good in the refrigerator.


  14. 15

    I have noticed that when slow cooking beef you don’t sear it most of the time. Do you think searing brings out the flavor a bit more or just an additional unnecessary step? I made the dr. pepper roast beef this week. It was a 3 lb. roast and I cooked it for the recommended 7 hours on low. The meat was dry and tough so I think I should have adjusted the cook time down. Will try another roast recipe this week as I am looking for a go-to slow cooker roast recipe that yields tender, stringy, and flavorful beef. Your photos look amazing…I hope I can replicate! I am happy to have found your website. I found it searching caramel cake recipes! Thank you.

  15. 16

    That looks so delicious! And definitely makes you a genius for having it ready for multiple (and varied) dinners. I love that idea!

  16. 17

    Should the roast be turned during cooking? I made this last night and found the top part of the roast a bit on the dry side as a result of cooking out of liquid. Any tips on that?

  17. 19

    HELP! I’ve made numerous pot roasts in my KitchenAid slow cooker (it’s only three years old) and have not had one shred yet. I saw your recipe and fixed it today. Same cut and weight of meat, same additional ingredients, did seven hours on low. I just pulled the roast from the slow cooker and it won’t shred one bit. Not even close to it. All of the roasts I’ve done in this slow cooker (including this recipe) have all had to be sliced with a knife and have come out a bit dry and tough. What could be wrong? Is it my slow cooker? I’m getting so frustrated and I’m hoping you might have some advice.

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    Hi! This looks delicious, found you through pinterest! I’m planning my sons 1st birthday and doing a nacho bar type thing and i know this is the perfect shredded beef recipe. My question is if i wanted to make more can i just double or even triple the recipe? What it still come out delicious? Thank you.

  19. 21

    If you use half the amount of meat (I only have a 4 quart slow cooker) do you half the ingredients or keep them the same? Thanks!

  20. 22
    Dionne Jones says:

    Add some veggies, tomatoes and onions to that gravy with the beef and WOW!!!!!!

  21. 23

    I have a roast going in the crock pot now. Cant wait to try this tonight. Will write more later.

  22. 24

    I made this today. OMG it was so good. although I used two cups of beef broth and 4 tbl of Worcestershire sauce. we made French dips out of it. AWESOME,

  23. 25

    Does everything shred in the crock pot? what if I don’t want certain things to fall apart?

  24. 26

    So good!! I am making it today for the second time. Defiantly going to be doing this a lot. We are have is on BBQ pizza tonight!!

  25. 27

    Looks delicious and I will definitely try this recipe. However,
    what is Montreal Steak seasoning? I have not looked at the supermarket, but do you have any idea if it is available in supermarket in Sydney? One last question, is the beef broth home made or do you buy and use the one we can find in supermarket please?
    Thank you for your response!

  26. 28

    This works great too for wild game. I have some bear meat going now and will use it for fajitas and nachos this week for quick meals on meeting nights. I personally find that you can use any piece of meat pulled out of the freezer. I always sear the meat because I like that taste and sometimes I take a shortcut and just toss a package of onion soup mix on it. I’m going to go look for some of your uses. The only other thing I can think of is to add it to fried rice or barley pilaf, or make some shepard’s pies when I have some leftover veggies. I’ll make some gravy, throw in the shredded meat, a layer of veggies and then top off with some well-seasoned mashed potatoes. I make small ones in pyrex containers that I can heat in the microwave at the office. I love to cook things that can be thrown together in a matter of minutes AND which will have leftovers for lunch another day. Thanks for sharing your methods.

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    Elizabeth says:

    Making this right now.


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