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5 from 6 votes

Crock Pot Shredded Beef

This easy, 5 minute prep Crock Pot Shredded Beef is so juicy and melt in your mouth with lots of flavor. So versatile and can be eaten over noodles, mashed potatoes, in tacos, and more. A perfect dump and go slow cooker dinner recipe!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 323kcal
Author: Lorie Yarro



  • Add the chuck roast to your slow cooker. Pour the beef broth, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and red wine (if using) over top of the meat. Cover the meat with the garlic, sea salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and onion powder.
  • Cover and cook on low for about 7-9 hours or until it easily falls apart with a fork. (I recommend cooking on low, but you can cook for 4-6 hours on high)
  • Shred the beef when it is ready and allow to keep warm in the juices until ready to serve. Add more salt or pepper to taste and serve as desired.


  • This shredded beef is not ready until it falls apart easily. Don't be afraid thinking you are overcooking your crock pot beef. If it's too tough, it typically means it has not cooked long enough. Continue to cook on low until it easily falls apart.
  • To thicken the juices, add corn starch. Ladle about ½ cup of the juices and whisk in 2-3 tablespoons of corn starch until smooth. Add the mixture back into the crock pot and stir to combine.
  • Make this recipe once and eat off of it for several meals. You can freeze the meat in its juices for up to 3 months. You can also store it for 3 days in the refrigerator and use it in other meals throughout the week.


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 543mg | Potassium: 642mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 4mg