Roast Beef Sliders

Roast Beef Sliders by JavaCupcake.com

I’m always looking for a new way to serve up a roast.  A couple weeks ago, I showed you how we make Salsa Roast to use for burritos.  Today, I’ll be giving you  my Roast Beef Sliders recipe.

This is another super simple crock pot recipe that takes little time to prep, but it’s big on flavor! Plus – if you don’t have exactly the ingredients I used, you can improvise with whatever you have in your kitchen and it’ll be just as delish!

Typically, the rolls you would use for a slider are the soft dinner rolls.  But, since we’re in Germany, we used a traditional brotchen.  It’s a roll that’s hard and crusty on the outside and soft on the inside.  Perfect to hold up against and sauce you may want to dip your slider in.  But, you can use any roll you’d like.

Let’s talk cheese.  I don’t really enjoy cheese on sliders or sandwiches.  And truth be told- I really only like cheddar cheese once in a while.  So – I’m not having cheese on my slider.  My husband though – he loves cheese and he put muenster on his slider.   You could use any cheese you wanted… heck, my daughter put American on hers.  (Gross, btw.)

I didn’t use any kind of sauce or dressing on the sliders either, but a horseradish spread would be tasty.  It’s really up to you!

Enjoy!

UPDATE:
The next night, we sliced the roast beef and put it on toasted onion rolls. The beef & left over onions had been stored overnight in an airtight container covered in the pan juices so it had a super delicious coating of flavor on it. The sliders super yummy the first night… but cold, sliced roast beef sandwiches for night two were equally, if not even more delicious!

Roast Beef Sliders
 
Serves: Serves 6-8 people
Ingredients
Roast Beef
  • 3-4lb chuck roast
  • 1 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cans beef broth
  • 1 packet of Onion Gravy Mix
  • 1 packet of Au Jus Mix
  • Pepper
Sauteed onions
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper
Toppings
  • Cheese - like swiss, muenster, provolone or whatever you like!
  • Horseradish spread/sauce (optional)
Bread
  • Brotchen - round dinner rolls - crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside
Instructions
  1. In your crock pot, combine the beef broth and gravy, au jus packets. Whisk until all the clumps are gone.
  2. Season the roast generously with pepper. Rub the pepper into the roast.
  3. Place the roast in the crock pot, cover with sliced onions, attach lid and cook on low for 8-9 hours.
  4. Remove the roast to a cutting board. Cover with foil and allow to rest.
  5. While the roast is resting, prepare the onions. Place 2 Tbsp olive oil in a hot pan. Add the sliced onions and cook on medium-high until they are caramelized, using a wooden spoon to move the onions around. They will be a golden brown with some dark edges when they're done. Salt/pepper to taste. Keep onions warm until ready to build sliders.
  6. Slice the rolls in half and toast both sides on a baking sheet in your oven using the broiler.
  7. Using a fork, pull apart the meat into small, stringy chunks. Put the meat chunks in a bowl and spoon the au jus from the crock pot over the meat to keep it moist.
Assembly
  1. Open your toasted rolls and layer chunks of meat on the bottom piece. Drizzle a little extra au jus over the meat.
  2. Top with sauteed onions and a slice with cheese.
  3. Using the broiler in the oven, place the rolls on the top shelf for a few seconds to melt the cheese.
  4. Add and sauce you have to the top bun and place on top of the melted cheese.
  5. Serve with a small bowl of au jus for dipping.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1-2 sliders

 

Salsa Roast Burritos

Salsa Roast Burritos by JavaCupcake.com

Every Sunday, I sit down with my husband and we plan out the weeks meals and we’ve got a calendar for the fridge to help us keep track of it all.  At the same time, we also make the grocery list to take to the market later that same day.  As I was looking at this weeks menu, I noticed a particular number of super delicious meals on the menu and a thought occurred to me.

Would my readers be interested in more than just desserts?

So… I asked you.  And 99% of you answered… YES!  I post pictures of what I’m making for dinner anyways, why not take pictures and share the recipes too!  So here my friends… is my first dinner post.

Salsa Roast Burritos by JavaCupcake.com

Salsa Roast Burritos.  It’s one of our family favorites and the two best things about it… 1) It’s SO SIMPLE to make and 2) It lasts for TWO nights of dinner and maybe even a lunch or two for the husband!  You can do so many things with this roast once it’s cooked… but our most favorite thing is to make burritos with it!

You only need two ingredients for this roast too.  Chuck Roast and Pace Chunky Salsa.  What you put in your burrito… well, that’s up to you!  I like it basic… meat, cheese, salsa, tomatoes and lettuce.  My hubby likes it with all those things plus sour cream and jalapenos.

And the BEST part about this recipe – it’s enough to feed my family of 4 for TWO nights plus lunch leftovers!  Serve it with my fabulous refried beans and you’ve got an amazing meal!

Enjoy!

Salsa Roast Burritos by JavaCupcake.com

Salsa Roast Burritos
 
Shredded beef, full of flavor - perfect for burritos or tacos!
Serves: Serves 3-4 for two meals
Ingredients
Roast
  • 2-3lb Chuck Roast
  • 3-4 cups Pace Chunky Salsa (Medium)
Burritos
  • Tortillas
  • Various toppings:
  • -Mexican cheese
  • -shredded lettuce
  • -diced or sliced tomato
  • -sliced jalapenos
  • -refried beans
  • -guacamole
  • -salsa
  • -sour cream
Instructions
  1. Turn your crock pot to high.
  2. Place chuck roast in the crock pot and cover with 3-4 cups of the salsa. Make sure the top of the roast is completely covered in salsa.
  3. Put the cover on the crockpot and cook for 2 hours on high.
  4. Reduce to low and cook 4-5 more hours (or until you're ready to eat).
  5. Remove roast and place on a cutting board. Using a fork, shred meat and place into a large bowl.
  6. Ladle some of the juice from the crock pot onto the roast to keep it moist. How much you use is up to how juicy you want your meat.
Burritos
  1. Warm your tortillas in the microwave until soft.
  2. Place about a ¼ cup of meat across the tortilla.
  3. Add cheese, lettuce and any other desired topping.
  4. Roll tortilla over toppings and eat!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 burritos