Shredded Beef Sandwiches: Easy Dinner for a Busy Night

Nicole SmallBy Nicole Small, KSWB Blogger of the Month for May

While we grow lots of crops and cows on our farm, the most important thing any family grows is their kids.

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For some reason, these growing boys of mine think they need fed THREE times a day.  With school getting out next week, and the work load about to really pick up for me the Crock Pot is about to be my meal time saver.  There are so many recipes that I have in my recipe box that I can put in the Crock Pot in the morning and when I get home from the wheat field, hay field or 4-H activities, supper is ready for the family. I love that the boys and babysitters are getting to be better at cooking and can start the finishing touches for me.

I have been looking for new recipes that will work this summer and found this great recipe for shredded beef sandwiches in a cookbook a blogging friend, Nebraska Wheatie, sent me.

Shredded Beef Sandwiches

Halftime Shredded Beef Sandwiches

4 pound boneless chuck roast, cut into 3-inch chunks

1 medium onion, chopped

3 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 cup water

1 (16 ounce) can tomato paste

1/2 cup steak sauce

2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed

12 sandwich buns

Place roast in Crock Pot. Combine other ingredients and pour over the top. Cook on low 6-8 hours.  Shred beef and place back into sauce. Serve on buns.


What are your time savers during the busy summer of kids activities and yard work? I need all the help I can get to keep everyone happy and fed!

Nicole Small is a mom, farmer, rancher, farm wife, volunteer, short order cook, baker and blogger at Tales of a Kansas Farm Mom.


2 thoughts on “Shredded Beef Sandwiches: Easy Dinner for a Busy Night

  1. Tracy says:

    So glad you’re enjoying that cookbook! If anyone is interested, it’s a gathering of recipes from custom harvesters’ wives. Guaranteed to be fast, easy and (most of the time) ingredients that you have on hand! Email me at for details.

    It does my heart good knowing you’re using it!!

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