Shredded Beef Rolls

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School is back in full swing and so are most extra-curricular activities.  To parents this means lunch boxes, uniforms, homework, and lots and lots of rushing around.  So week-night meals need to be kept simple.  And you don’t get much easier than a Crockpot meal, just chuck it all in, turn it on and inhale the aroma that will fill your house for the rest of the day.  Sometimes I find Crockpot recipes include ingredients I prefer not to use (like cans of soup) or ones I simply can’t find in the stores so I tend to take the ingredients I love to use and come up with my own concoction.  This is one of those recipes.

Shredded Beef Rolls


1 Large Blade Roast (About 1 1/2 – 2kg, and you can use something like Topside if you prefer)

1 Large Onion, thinly sliced

1 Cup Tomato Puree

1/3 Cup Lemon Juice

3 Tbl Worcestershire Sauce

2 Tbl Brown Sugar

2 Tbl Apple Cider Vinegar

1 tsp Salt

1/4 tsp Pepper


Place the roast in your crockpot and lay the onion slices on top.

Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.

Pour sauce over the top of your roast, place the lid on your Crockpot and let it work it’s magic on LOW until the meat is cooked through.

Once the meat is cooked through, remove from the Crockpot to a large pan or cutting board and shred using two forks. Place meat back into the juices in the Crockpot and keep on WARM setting until needed.  Remove meat from juices just before serving.

Notes:  Again, this is one of those times that you need to go by how fast you find things cook in your Crockpot.  Mine cooks things faster than most (which I’m not fond of, but it’s what I’ve got right now, so I’m using it).  My Crockpot took about 5-6 hours to cook this roast on the LOW setting, but others may take 8-9 hours.

About Rebekah

Hi, I'm Rebekah, a happily married mum of six who also happens to be a cooking and baking addict and new accidental blogger. I live in Rural Sout-East Queensland, about an hour and a half from Brisbane . I have a 16 year old son who is itching to learn to drive, a 9 year old daughter with Type 1 Diabetes who loves to play her violin and dance her way from one end of the house to the other, 7 year old twins, a son who loves cars, trucks and bike riding with his dad and his twin sister who loves to paint and draw her life and hang it on mummy's fridge. Then there is Little Miss 5, the happiest child I have ever met, very independent, and she dances and sings everywhere she goes, followed closely by her almost 3 year old sister who thinks she is the boss of everything and is a mixture of all of her siblings put together. To say life can be exhausting is an understatement, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Plate4Eight came about through my need to get organized in the kitchen. I no longer have time to go searching through cookbooks and folders for "that recipe we liked last week", and the more organized I am, the more time I have to spend with my family and experiment in the kitchen, which is my form of relaxation. So, if you're looking for something to have for dinner tonight, or just want to try something new, have a look around. I hope you find something you like.

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