Monday, June 13, 2011

June Secret Recipe Club

A couple of month's ago I stumbled across Amanda's Cookin and her Secret Recipe Club.  The concept of the club is that you are given you the name of a fellow blogger, you check out the site and choose your favorite recipe to try out.  This sounded like a fun way to find some new recipes so I decided to join in.

For June I got to check out Lady Behind the Curtain where I found lots of recipes to choose from.  It was a tough choice, but I decided to try the Barbecue Beef Sandwich.  I usually don't think about using a slow cooker in the summer, but this recipe made me realize there is no reason to put it away.  I made it on Saturday, we were gone all day and came home to a great barbecue dinner out on the deck. We served it with watermelon  and corn on the cob on the side.  I cheated a little and picked up some coleslaw, for me the only way to have a BBQ sandwich is to top it with cold, crunchy coleslaw.  It was the perfect meal to get summer started.

This makes a nice thick sauce filled with sweet molasses and tomato flavor.  I added some vinegar to give it a little tang and my husband and I added a little Pete's Hot Sauce to our portion to give it some heat.   Other than those two changes I kept the recipe as it is.  It is a nice recipe to keep on hand and perfect for satisfying  a mid-week BBQ craving.

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches
Printer Ready

2 pounds Beef - Boneless Chuck Roast
½ c.  Onions, chopped
2  Garlic cloves, chopped
¼  c.  Brown Sugar, packed
1 tsp. Dry Mustard
½  tsp. Salt
½  tsp. Pepper
2 c. Ketchup
¼  c. Worcestershire sauce
¼ c. Vinegar

Put beef in crock pot.  In small bowl combine remaining ingredients, stir to combine.   Pour mixture over beef.   Cook on low in crock pot for 6 – 8 hours.  Remove beef from crock pot and shred.  Combine shredded beef and sauce, serve on hamburger buns.

You can sign up to join in  the fun here and be sure to check out more of the wonderful recipes.