With my husband and I being the only eaters tonight, I didn't want to have 16 bbq beef sandwiches to consume for the next week. So I only bought a 2 lb roast and decided to do the recipe in half. I used KC Original BBQ sauce and Barg's Root Beer and served it with some Bush's baked beans.
|Use forks to shred beef|
|Simmer juices until thickened|
|Served with baked beans|
- Preparation: 5
- Taste: 4.5
- Meat was fall-apart tender, flavor perfectly smoky and sweet. Half a point docked because my husband would prefer a different bbq sauce.
- Cost: 5
- Beef $7.94, bbq sauce $2.00, root beer $1.00, buns $1.00. Add that all together and divide by 8 servings, comes to about $1.49 per serving!
- Clean-up: 4
- Despite the ominous ring of bbq sauce in the slow cooker, it was easy to clean. A point docked because of my excessive mess/clumsiness, which I will explain below.
- My Changes
- Next time I will try a different bbq sauce. I would have liked to have used Cookies or Famous Dave's, but apparently they don't sell that here.
- I only cooked it for 8.5 hours. Partially because it was a smaller roast, and partially because I needed it to be done at 5:30.
- Even though I had half the beef, I used the same amount of bbq sauce, and even extra root beer so that my crock pot would be half full.
- I actually forgot to add salt and pepper to taste, but I don't think I would have wanted it.
- Don't use a baster to take the liquid out, or at least figure out how to use it first. I thought this would be a brilliant idea because then I wouldn't have to handle the hot stoneware. But beware! Don't hold a baster on its side AT ALL or it will spray out all over your kitchen and slow cooker! Thus my point deduction for clean-up!
- Don't use a ladle to take the juice out of the skillet and pour it into a narrow measuring cup, or at least be more careful than I was. I wasn't too careful and, subsequently over-shot the narrow cup and spilled hot liquid on my poor thumb and the stovetop. I seem to be accident prone...
- Great recipe overall. It is something that I would make again in the future. Enjoy!