Recipe | Cuban-Style Shredded Beef

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Cuban-Style Shredded Beef

One of the blessings of a slower season is finding time to do things that I love. After our move in August cooking became a chore and actually relatively non-existent. Sure there were some nights we didn't eat cereal, pizza or make a run to Culver's but I think Matt would agree it became WAY to common. It's crazy I know, to have a freezer full of meat and to eat pizza, cereal or a Butter Burger instead for dinner. I won't lie I actually hate admitting that this is what life became for the last several months... who knew starting a farm from scratch and buying a fixer-upper would take so much energy and time away from the simple things in life... I joke. Thankfully, with the snow on the ground I now find more time to hit my kitchen, Matt is truly thankful.

Matt and I tried this recipe last night and it was DELICIOUS. I love taking this 'basic' cut and turning it into something you will delight in eating, seriously. The highlight of this recipe is once again the chuck roast. Let's be honest who doesn't love shredded beef in a spicy sauce...

Madison Grass Fed Beef

So here is an easy recipe that spices chuck roast up a bit.

Ingredients |

6 cloves garlic

2 tablespoons olive oil

3 lb. Homestead Chuck Roast

2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

4 chilies diced

2 teaspoons dried oregano

2 teaspoons salt

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/4 cup chopped cilantro + more for garnish (I LOVE cilantro)

How to Make this Deliciousness |

In a fry pan heat oil and garlic, sear roast until brown on each side. Since I like to keep things simple, slice, dash and dump all the other ingredients in your crockpot and mix. Add your roast into the crockpot and cover with sauce.

Cook on low for 8 hours. Shred and serve over rice or in a tortilla shell.

chuck roast

I'd love to share an amazing compliment to this recipe. Cuban-style beans. I admit this is almost the best part of the pair and they are SO SIMPLE.

Ingredients |

1 tablespoon oil

1 medium red onion, diced

1 jalapeños, seeded and diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 cans of black beans, rinsed and drained

1 cup warm water

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cumin (I love this spice and I think an extra dash is delicious)

1 teaspoon chili powder

3 tablespoons cilantro

3 limes juiced

How to Make this Deliciousness |

Heat oil in a saucepan and saute the red onion and jalapeños until soft. Dice, mince and dump all the ingredients into the pan. Heat the beans, garnish with extra cilantro and serve. Yes, it's that simple and again so delicious.

Serve on the side of your cuban-style beef.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as Matt and I did. Who knew that a simple chuck roast could be so tasty.