I am quickly starting to love using my slow cooker as part of my meal prep! I have been using it to help prep dinners. This week I used the slow cooker to create the most tender, melt in your mouth shredded beef. The cabbage, thyme and bacon blend together to create a flavor that is savory, without being heavy. The secret to this recipe is to line the bottom and sides of the slow cooker with bacon. It prevents the beef from drying out and adds a lovely flavor.
I used a three pound chuck roast and it lasted for three dinners! I made shredded beef tacos, served it with roasted veggies and put it on a salad!! It seriously cuts my dinner time cooking down to almost nothing.
Do you have a favorite slow cooker recipe that you meal prep? If not, give this a try and you might have found one :)
Savory Shredded Cabbage and Beef
Makes 6 servings
- 10 bacon strips
- 3 pound chuck roast
- 1 package shredded coleslaw mix ( make sure it has cabbage and carrots)
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 3 sprigs of thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 cup beef broth or water
Line the bottom of the slow cooker with bacon strips. Add all other ingredients and cook on low for 7 hours. Shred and use however you would like!