More winter, more snow today. I really need to get out and buy Buddy a few birthday presents - seeing as how we're 6 days from the big event. I might as well pick up stuff for Sissy too, since hers is right around the corner. That'll save me time and gas money.
I had cut a recipe for a crockpot Beef BBQ out months ago and finally rounded up the ingredients to make it. It was really easy and quite yummy. It makes a whole mess of BBQ, so it's a good thing I was starved half to pieces before dinner and the Evil Twin absolutely inhaled as much as he could in one sitting. Even Buddy liked his sandwich. We gave Sissy a little pile on a plate and she took one look at it and started crying. ::Sigh::
I know what I'll be having for lunch and dinner tomorrow.
Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Sandwiches
1 3.5 lb oven roast (I used an eye of round)
2 tsp salt, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 10 oz. can of beef broth
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
3 tbsp steak sauce
1 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
12 big bakery buns or Kaiser rolls
1. Sprinkle beef with teaspoon salt and sear on grill, set aside (I did mine in a griddle on the stove).
2. Combine the remaining salt and next 8 ingredients in a large bowl. Pour half mixture in a 5.5 quart slow cooker. Place roast in mixture and pour remaining mix over the roast. Slow cooker setting should be on high.
3. Cook for 6 to 8 hours or until falling apart. Take fork and knife and pull beef apart. Let soak in the mix for 10 to 15 minutes for flavor.
I don't care for pork, so this seemed like a reasonable substitution for me. I ate almost two sandwiches (couldn't get those last few bites down), so I'd say I enjoyed it. I served it with chips. The recipe says it's also good with cole slaw (that's a WV thang) and potato salad.
It was a good day for a hot, filling dinner like this and yet, casual and fun too. Super easy!