Easy Shredded Beef

There’s something about meat that when it becomes shredded, it’s tastes SO much better than it would have in chunks or strips or as a steak. It’s true. Sometimes I’ll just get a huge craving for shredded meat and have to utilize my crock pot to it’s full potential. Full potential meaning me being a lazy ass and the crock pot just doing it’s job. I could eat shredded meat for every single meal AND snack and be completely content with life. It’s the small things.

But please don’t think this recipe is something elaborate or creative or really even should be called a recipe. I just wanted shredded beef for breakfast and was too lazy to do anything else. The title of this recipe should be ‘Easy as Fu Shredded Beef because I’m too lazy to try to come up with something on a Friday Night…yes I’m staying in on a Friday Night…by myself, with my nighty and warm booties on.’ Good title? Don’t worry, I watched ‘Friends with Benefits’ in my warm booties. Funny as sh*t. I wish Justin Timberlake was my best friend…and always naked.

Wanna know about my Sunday?! Of course you do. I had Kaladi coffee because I’m smart. Then I coached at CrossFit Broadway because I wanted to start my day off right. Then Laura and I went shopping at H&M. Sh*t show. So many females. So much estrogen. So many accessories. Then we had some boba tea at Lollicup. It’s this weird milkshake/slushy tea thing with tapioca balls in the bottom. They give you these big straws to suck the balls of goo out of the bottom of the cup. I almost choked on one. Slick lil boogas. They taste like nothing. Like if you were eating gummy bears that taste like carpet. That’s kinda what it’s like. I don’t even know what tapioca is. Yes, I know it’s not paleo for all your psychos out there. No, I don’t give a sh*t. Then I ate $6.18 worth of dark chocolate walnuts. I was a bit full. Then we watched ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ and it made me smile. I think I might still believe in love. Maybe, just maybe. Oh, and I’m eating cinnamon sauteed apples…I burnt them, like completely burnt them. I still ate them all. I don’t waste food. Mama didn’t raise no foo.

Oh yeah, then Laura ordered Jimmy John’s to see how long it took. 12:13. Disappointing. No, I didn’t eat Jimmy John’s. I would be be so sick. Tapioca balls won that fight.


Easy Shredded Beef


  • 23lb sirloin steak (I bought it because it was on sale–buy whatever beef is cheap)
  • 12 large yellow onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chicken or beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder


  1. Pull out crockpot.
  2. Put meat in pot.
  3. Put broth in pot.
  4. Put onions on top of meat.
  5. Put spices on top of meat and onions.
  6. Cover.
  7. Put crock pot on low for 8-10 hours
  8. Take 2 forks and shred that b*tch.
  9. Eat it like you mean it.


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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


89 thoughts on “Easy Shredded Beef”

  1. Holy balls you must have had a lot of caffeine on Sunday. I liked the other title, but it seemed a bit long winded. My crock pot really likes chicken breast and green chilli. Yum!

  2. Love it! Nothing's better than throwing a hunk o' meat in the crock pot and walking away…. Well, maybe coming back to it 10 hours later and finding a no-fuss meal waiting for you.

  3. Damon- when do i not have a lot of coffee? Sunday is no different. If anything, it's so cold out, I will be drinking 3-4 coffees a day.

    Openid- crockpot = best idea of all time

    1. Then we should get together and drink coffee cuz I have almost 2-3 pots a day stay home mom will do that to you and having a 3 month old and a 3 year old doesn’t help. But I’m excited about trying your recipe. And your blog is hilarious.

  4. Dear Juli,
    This recipe was great. We had bought a chuck shoulder roast from Whole food, I put a spice rub on it and then the onions, Instead of Crock Pot, I put in my enamel cast iron pot and put it in a 225 degree oven for about 5-6 hours, no broth. It was out of this world, for an inexpensive cut of meat it was perfect. All the fat cooked out and surrounded that sucker, it was moist tender and spicy, we had it with broccoli and sweet potatoes.

    Your New Jersey mom here – love -love -loved your recipe!!! I know Mike told you how much we enjoy your blog……take it from a woman in love after 35 years of marriage – you would be a catch for any guy out there…..!!!! Keep those recipes coming!!

    1. Hey new parents!! I was just talking about you guys today! When do I get to come visit you two and cook all day long with you guys?! And wod with Mike of course! You two are just the best! And I hope you’re right Jo, I think I may need to travel though. No single good men out here.

  5. Okay, this is the second time I made this recipe and its amazing!! I started a 4 week challenge of strict Paleo/Zone 1.5 weeks ago and every recipe that I’ve made from this website is delicious!! Thanks!!

  6. HEY-
    My husband and I started a 30 day Paleo challenge also and LOVE LOVE LOVE your recipes! They are soooo good! And, your blog makes me laugh too. Anyways, just wanted to tell you how much we enjoy your food– keep up the good work!
    Also, one quick question– could I turn it up to high heat for the last couple of hours to shorten the cooking time maybe 6-7 hours? I just put this in, but realized we may be in a bit of a time crunch to get my husband fed before work tonight…
    Thanks again!!

  7. Your recipes are off the hook…will be trying this one out this week, after i finish the 4lbs of pulled pork i just utilized the crockpot for…lol

    Do you find with the shredded beef that rocking out a particular cut is best? My butcher will hook me up with any cut i need, so any input you have is appreciated 🙂

  8. I like where your head’s at…I happen to have 2 4lb chuck roasts in the freezer. Just a side note, i have found that with shredded meat, that julienning (sp) bell peppers and poblanos, pan searing in coconut oil and adding to meat that has been sitting at least 12 hours in the fridge is awesome…and since your a coconut addict, you may want to try 🙂

    1. I like where your head is at rob since my real name is Julienne. My mother named me after a way to slice veggies. I was destined to love food. That sounds FANTASTIC!

  9. Second entry I have read… I love your energy in your posts. Maybe it’s just because I imagine you talking at 100 words per second as I read it. I don’t know. Regardless, I can’t wait to read more but this pesky little thing known as work is calling.

  10. This looks amazing! Going to be cooking this over the weekend. BTW, also really like how you start off this recipe “pull out crockpot”! That really appeals to my sense of humour 😉

  11. Holy cannoli this was stinking awesome. Shred like a dream. One of your many delicious recipes. Next on the list: those caramel pecan bars. They may be my lunch tomorrow.

  12. AMAZING!!!! I just found you blog and there are so many more recipes I am excited to try! Thanks for helping make my Paleo transition easier!! Btw, where do you get your awesome headbands/wraps?

  13. OMG! This was so delicious, I tricked my mom and my 18-year-old brother, who both think I’m crazy for eating paleo, into liking this. I even cut up some carrots and added them in, because let’s face it, cooked carrots that taste like meat are the shit!
    I love your entire website. I’m ordering a tank and headband as soon as I get paid tomorrow. And I keep looking at all your dessert recipes that I am going to try in 29 days when I’m done with the paleo lifestyle challenge we have going on at CrossFit 816!

    1. Can’t wait til you can try them!! Tell everyone at your gym they should celebrate with some desserts on my site 🙂 and thank you so much for you support Adri!

  14. Hi there! I’m new to paleo and cooking (double whammy!), what kind of chicken broth do you use? And I’m not a fan of onions, (well, onion rings weird right, hmmm maybe i’ll just try the onions.. since i can’t have onion rings) but any other suggestions to replace the onions….thanks!!

    1. You don’t really need the onions, they just give it a bit of flavor. Now a days, I just use vegetable broth because it has no added sugars. Just look at the different brands and ingredients in them at your store!

  15. This recipe looks amazing! Can I use a roast on this, and I am having a party and plan on making this, there will be approximately 10 people, how many pounds should I cook? Thank you!

  16. hey juli! you, your blog, and your recipes are the sh*t. bottom line. end of story. in my head, you’re my friend 🙂 quick question…I always feel like i get warned & threatened not to put raw meat directly in the crock pot. that i’m supposed to brown it first or something. necessary or unnecessary?

  17. well, all i could find at the store that was grass fed was rump roast. i hope that works. i’ve never cooked it before but the sirloins weren’t organic and i’m very concerned about only being organic, grass fed meat. i’m gonna make it with the mushroom gravy you used for the salisbury steaks recipe. so excited to see how it turns out as all my family eats it’s total junk food. they better enjoy this high class meal of mine

  18. Seriously was so good!!! My man and I loved it! Was great after our three wods we did today! Added a little green pepper to it, and ooooh so good! Thanks for the recipe! Love this site!

  19. I’m STUNNED at how amazingly good this recipe is! I just put it on around noon for supper tonight – cooked for about 4.5 hrs. on high in the crock-pot. Next time I’ll throw in my carrots, too, instead of making glazed carrots later. This is my first week going paleo, so thanks for helping me make a great statement for my husband who’s reluctant! 🙂

  20. I absolutely LOVE your recipes!!! I have made this beef like 6 times already!!! I enjoy your website soooo much and tell anyone who will listen to check it out!!!

  21. Thank you for the recipe! I had it cook overnight and just had some with avocado for breakfast this morning. Yum! I usually don’t have much luck with slow cooker recipes (that is how bad a cook I am) but this turned out great.

  22. I just put this in my slow cooker, and I can’t wait to have it for breakfast. Thanks for all the loving care you put into your site.

  23. All of my kids loved this ( and so did I). My 7 year old even told me it was ” sublime”. I did not know 7 year olds knew the word sublime.

  24. I made this on saturday for my husband and 3 of my friends who came to to town visiting. All I can say is that 3lbs of beef just disappeared! There was barely enough leftover for well, leftovers. Which frankly I’m bummed about.
    Not to worry – since this was soooo easy and the ingredients were simple I will be making this often!


  25. Julie,

    Just just made this, so good!!!

    My kids loved it too!

    I am not a good cook, but with your recipes that’s changing 🙂

  26. This has become one of my all-time favorite recipes! It’s so easy and delicious. I make it all the time and it freezes very well.

  27. I am making this right now! I don’t have any broth, do you think just putting a little water in instead will be okay?

  28. You have given me faith in my crock pot! (we are not normally friends) This turned out delicious! Huge hit during the Super Bowl last night. Thanks Juli! You are awesome.

  29. Nothing makes me happier than when one of your recipes comes up in my Google search. Chuck roast in crock pot now an anticipation building…for 9 more hours! So often I just need verification that I’m heading in the right direction, though often I get so much more from you in terms of ideas and inspiration (and laughs). Thank you!

  30. Would this work with venison roast? I have some in the freezer just waiting to be made into something fabulous. And can I throw a frozen roast in, or should it thaw first?

  31. I am new to Paleo and have been really enjoying starting this new adventure in improving my health. i was recommended your website by several people and have not been disappointed. I have loved all your recipes and made this delicious beef dish tonight. It was a huge success! Thanks for all of your recommendations.

  32. yeah i’m making this right now!!
    Smells amazing raw…cant wait until all its delishes’ness (real word!!) is cooked together. Thanks for this beauty. I’ll share it with my mom protocol readers:)

    1. OH MY GOODNESS. This is so good. I love shredded pork in the crockpot, and I have made a few roasts with some success… This is THE BEST though.

      My hubby said, “my mom makes a recipe and this tastes just like it… Which is awesome!” WIN.

      (And even more of a win because I know she uses powdered onion soup, and all I used were spices and a choppity chopped onion… SUPER paleo win!)

  33. Have this in my crock pot right now and can’t wait to eat it tonight! Made your Honey Apple Ginger Pork last night along with your Garlic Cauliflower Mashed potatoes and loved them (my in-laws did too)
    Thinking about making the Raw Chocolate Chip Cheesecake bars too!

  34. You writing is great, really lets your personality shine through. Quick question….how many hungry adults would a 2-3 lb shredded sirloin feed? Thanks for all the great recipes, you rock.

  35. I don’t feel inclined to comment on recipes very often but I am in SHOCK of how flavorful this beef was! I served it on a bun for my non-paleo husband and I just ate it up with a fork. So easy. So good. Thank you! This is a keeper, especially for having guests, I will definitely use this for future house quests…

  36. This was spot on. I have tons of roasts in a deep freezer from buying a third of a cow and every oven roast beef or pot roast recipe has been flatly rejected by the kids. This time, I used a sirloin tip roast and did it the way you posted, shredded it, and poured a little BBQ sauce on it and it was a success. Think I’ll stick to this method for all the roasts. Thanks!!

  37. This was so yummy and SO easy to put together before work in the morning! I did it with a rump roast. We ate it the first night with BBQ sauce, and the second night as taco salad. We even pureed some of it with the juices and fed it to our 6 month old – it’s her favorite thing so far!

  38. Hey there!

    will this work with any steak? does it matter if its top sirloin steak vs sirloin steak?


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