Ever make a shredded beef sandwich at home that is bursting with flavor and easy enough for weeknights? Chuck roast is our go-to for that deep beefy taste, and guess what? It’s a breeze to make in a slow cooker.

As you gear up for a busy week, swing by the shop for a delicious cut of chuck roast. Here’s a little tip: let it simmer in the slow cooker for a good 8-10 hours. Trust me, your patience will be rewarded with the most succulent, melt-in-your-mouth shredded beef you’ve ever had.

Shredded Beef

2 1/2 – 3-pound chuck roast well marbled (boneless)

1 yellow onion, chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 cup beef base/beef bouillon powder

1 tablespoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon celery salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

4 cups water

(Ingredients make enough for 2 batches)

In a saucepan, heat olive oil add the chopped onions and garlic into the hot oil and saute 4-5 minutes until the onions are translucent. Add the rest of the seasoning ingredients into the pan along with the water. Stir until well incorporated. Taste to adjust your beef flavor. You want a nice a strong beef flavor.

Place the chuck roast in slow cooker and pour the onion mixture over the roast. Cover and cook for 8-10 hours on high. The more your cook the tenderer it gets.

When it is finished, shred with fork or tongs. Keep the shredded beef mix on warm and leave in the sauce until you are ready to assemble the sandwich.

Sandwich Ingredients

4 French rolls

1/2-pound sliced Havarti cheese

1 small container jalapeno cream cheese

3 tablespoons butter

2 teaspoons garlic powder

Melt the butter and add garlic powder.

Cut the French bread and spread the garlic butter over bread. Broil the the bread until lightly browned. Just like you are making garlic bread.

Sandwich Assembly

Spread the jalapeno cream cheese on the bottom half of the bread. Fill each roll with the shredded beef and add two slices Havarti on top. The warm beef melts the cheese to the perfect consistency.

If you are worried about the spiciness from the jalapeno cream cheese. I have found that it’s not spicy at all, it just adds another delicate layer of flavor. Enjoy.