Monday, January 14, 2008


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!


  1. Dang! That sounds so good! I'm putting that stuff on the grocery list for next week!
    You know what else? We have a cat called "housefrau" Frau or Frau Meow for short. Just thought I'd mention that! LOL

  2. Sounds good. Any chance you could send me some?

  3. It's a Hamilton Beach. (The crock pot that is) It's really nice to have 3 different size crocks. No wasted space means no wasted cooking time!

  4. OOps! forgot the link