Monday, June 1, 2009

Crock Pot Asian Shredded Beef

When I saw this recipe on A Year of CrockPotting, I just knew I had to give it a try. I tend to be very boring with roasts; I've only ever made a beef roast one way, and this Asian version was definitely something different for me. I'd had a beef roast in the freezer for a long time that I'd never got around to cooking, and I had all of the other ingredients on hand.

I wish I would have used less 5-spice powder. That was my one complaint. I'm not a huge fan of the flavor of anise, which I should have taken into consideration. Other than that, though, this was a delicious meal that we really enjoyed. I added some cole slaw mix to the beef for the last fifteen minutes of cooking, and I served the beef over beef-flavored ramen noodles (how college freshman of me, right?). This was a flavorful meal and was very simple to throw together. I love my Crock pot, and I really do need to learn to use it more often.

Crock Pot Asian Shredded Beef
Source: adapted from A Year of CrockPotting

4 pounds boneless beef roast

1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
6 tablespoons ketchup
6 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons Chinese 5-spice powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder

Sprinkle the dried spices directly onto the beef. Add to Crock pot and top with the ketchup and honey. Pour in the soy and hoisin sauces. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 9 hours, or until the meat shreds easily with a fork. About 15 minutes before serving, add a handful of cole slaw mix to the Crock pot to wilt. Serve over white or brown rice or noodles.


chow and chatter said...

thats a great idea for a crock pot

Donna-FFW said...

Crock pot recipes are one of my favorites. This asian flavored one sounds incredible!

Creative Classroom Core said...

I am always looking for new and yummy crock pot recipes - this sounds super tasty!
Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

Hooray for crockpots! They are great in the summer and winter...all year round. Your dish looks wonderful. You are so creative!

Sara said...

I made this one with pork shoulder and I loved it!

♥peachkins♥ said...

This looks good for dinner...I'm gonna try it one of these days

kiss my spatula said...

what a fantastic dish!

plasterer bristol said...

Yummy, one of my favorites. thanks for sharing.