Shredded Beef Sliders with Carrot Apple Slaw

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I totally just lost my train of taught because of House. Normally, I am not one to watch TV but I’ve taken to having it on in the background on the nights that Handsome is in school. The problem is I have gotten so used to not watching shows that I really have no idea whats going on or what’s even on. House is easy because someone gets sick, 45 minutes of drama, House cures them.

Wilson totally just said something about ninja squirrels and anything I had to say went out the windows and now there are zombies… Zombies on House? I really did miss something.

This was another ‘must try now’ finds. I had pulled a venison roast from the freezer with no definitive plans and decided to try go for it. Am I glad I did! The sauce that you’ll make to coat the meat after its shredded is delicious! The slaw on top is such a nice sweet crunch to contrast the meat. Delicious.

Shredded Beef Sliders with Carrot Apple Slaw

From Evil Shenanigans

For the beef:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 -2 pound chuck roast, trimmed of large pieces of fat
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and quartered
  • 6 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • 1 jalapeno, cut in quarters
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons coriander
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 3 strips thick cut, smoked bacon, chopped

For the slaw:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 savoy cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1 large carrot, peeled cut into matchsticks
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple, peeled, cored, and cut into matchsticks

For the sauce:

  • 2 cups braising liquid from beef, strained
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper, optional
  • 16 Slider buns, or 8 standard sized buns

Preparation:

In a large skillet over medium high heat add the vegetable oil.  While the oil heats season all sides of the roast with salt and pepper.  Once the oil shimmers add the roast and brown it thoroughly on all sides, between 3-5 minutes per side.

While the roast browns add the onions, garlic, jalapenos, chipotles, sugar,all the spices, and the bacon to the slow cooker.  Place the browned roast on top of the vegetable mixture.  Add the beef broth to the skillet and bring it to a simmer, scraping the brown bits off the bottom of the pan.  Pour the broth into the slow cooker.

Cook the roast on low for 8 hours, or until the roast is falling apart tender.  Allow to cool for two hours in the broth before removing from the slow cooker and shredding.

While the beef cools prepare the slaw.  In a large bowl combine the mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, salt, and pepper until well combined and smooth.  Add the shredded cabbage, carrots, and apples and toss until thoroughly coated.  Cover with plastic and chill for at least one hour.

Once the beef has cooled strain two cups of the liquid into a medium pot.  Add the sugar, ketchup, mustard powder, and red pepper and bring to a simmer.  Cook until reduced by 1/3,  about twenty minutes.  The sauce should be fairly thin.

To assemble place the shredded beef on the bun, drizzle with sauce, and top with slaw.

I used a venison roast instead of beef. I knew it would get dry in the crock pot but wasn’t worries as it was going to be slathered in sauce and topped in slaw. I didn’t have beef stock on hand so I used a about a cup of a good port, a dash of Worcestershire, and some water for the liquid.


Comments

  1. Tanya says

    Sadly I watch way too much TV now, as I spend many hours feeding the baby. She hates when I talk, but will tolerate the tv at a low volume. House was interesting last night, very different and a little scary! Love this recipe, especially since you used venison. We are always looking for ways to use it.

  2. RavieNomNoms says

    I watch House too. I really enjoy that show actually, it is one of those where you can’t figure out what is wrong or “who did it” so to speak. You have to actually watch it to figure out what happened. Other than that, since Lost has been off the air I really don’t watch that much TV unless it is the cooking channel haha. These sliders look great! I love the Carrot and Apple slaw too, right up my alley!

  3. says

    You know Kita – you have a grand mixture of winter and spring going on here. Liking that a lot. And your photos continue to make me hungry.

  4. says

    This sounds delicious! And your pictures are gorgeous! It can be so hard to photograph meat, but you make it look really appetizing. What do you use for lighting?

  5. says

    Wow I love your beef sliders! I bet the slaw adds a nice crunch to it! I could totally chew on these while watching House…I used to love that show now there is too much drama. I didn’t mind that it was predictable, I kinda liked it that way.

    Off to make some sliders…

  6. says

    So funny…I’ve recently taken to watching House and Ghost Whisperer while cooking. You’re right…they seem to go off on different tracks after you haven’t watched for awhile!
    These sliders look delish…love the flavors.

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