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Crock pot shredded beef in a glass storage container

Crock Pot Shredded Beef Recipe

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This EASY crockpot shredded beef is made with just 3 ingredients. Then turn this crock pot pulled beef recipe into two different meals.


  • 3 lbs. chuck roast beef (can be whole or cut into two pieces) 

  • 2 tsp. sea salt

  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper

  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil


  1. Season beef chuck roast with sea salt and black pepper
  2. Heat oil in large pan and brown chuck roast pieces on all four sides. Do this in batches if your pan isn’t big enough. Brown for about 2 minutes per side. 

  3. Transfer meat to slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours, until beef is tender and shreds easily.

  4. Use shredded beef chuck roast in shredded beef tacos and beef sandwich melts. 


  • Use a high-quality beef for best flavor. 

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