Slow cooker pulled beef

    8 hours 10 min

    Instead of pork shoulder, try slow cooking beef shoulder with some onion, tomato passata, vinegar, ground mustard and chilli powder until tender enough to pull apart. Serve in baps or rolls with coleslaw.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 150g onion, chopped
    • 425ml tomato passata
    • 55g brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons vinegar
    • 4 teaspoons chilli powder
    • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
    • 675g boneless beef shoulder or other beef joint

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:8hr  ›  Ready in:8hr10min 

    1. Stir onion, tomato passata, brown sugar, vinegar, chilli powder, soy sauce, salt and mustard together in a slow cooker; add beef. Spoon onion mixture over the beef to coat.
    2. Cook on High for 7 hours. Shred meat in slow cooker with a pair of forks. Continue cooking for 1 hour more.

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    There is a mistake with this recipe. The recipe calls for 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard, not 1/2 cup. I am the one who submitted this recipe, and e-mailed the staff about the typo. This is a great recipe, and I hope everyone enjoys it. Molly  -  03 Aug 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We use a garlic clove and a large tomato cut up instead of tomato sauce and lose the chili powder. I cook it on the stove instead of in a slow cooker for 5+ hours. This was one of my grandmother's favorite recipes back in the 1950's when soy sauce was an exotic ingredient and very difficult to find. I cook it in memory of her and luckily my husband thinks it is great too. He calls it German pulled beef.  -  24 Jul 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I would like to try this recipe, but I want to know if the ingredient, Dry Mustard is really 1/2 cup. This seems like a lot of Dry Mustard  -  03 Aug 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)