Slow Cooker Maple Chipotle Beef Sliders

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Slow Cooker Maple Chipotle Beef Sliders Recipe

Slow Cooker Maple Chipotle Beef Sliders - seriously delicious!! Chuck Roast slow cooked in a combination of pineapple juice, maple syrup, tomato paste, and chipotle peppers. Sweet and smoky in every bite! Serve on slider buns or on top of nachos or a baked potato. Can freeze for a quick meal later! Great for potlucks, parties, and tailgating!
shredded beef sandwiches on a cutting board

Easy Crock Pot Beef Sliders

These Slow Cooker Maple Chipotle Beef Sliders were the star of our BBQ last weekend. Super easy and they tasted fantastic! Sweet and smoky with a tiny bit of heat. Overall, crazy delicious! These sliders are great for potlucks, parties, and tailgating! You can serve the meat straight out of the crockpot. If you don't want to make sliders, this maple chipotle beef is great on top of nachos or baked potatoes too. YUM! Such a versatile recipe!

shredded beef sandwiches on cutting board

Which Pot Roast or Chuck Roast Cut is Best?

I know it can be super confusing picking the beef for a pot roast. If you are like me, you don't know if you need a blade roast, chuck roast, shoulder pot roast. ??? There really isn't' a cut of meat called "pot roast". Pot Roast is really more of the method of cooking - low and slow. Look for the terms such as chuck roast, blade roast, shoulder steak, boneless chuck roast, chuck shoulder pot roast in the meat section. You can also look for a rump roast or bottom round roast. Any of those cuts will work great.

shredded beef sandwiches on serving board

How to Make Pot Roast Beef Sliders

These Slow Cooker Maple Chipotle Beef Sliders are basically pot roast sandwiches. You want to start with browning the beef on all sides. You want to cook it for 2 or 3 minutes per side, just until it starts to brown. Place the browned meat in the slow cooker/crockpot. Next, you are going to add the maple syrup, pineapple juice, tomato paste, and chipotles. Cover the slow cooker and let it cook for 6 to 8 hours. The longer the better for pot roast. Once the beef is done and falling apart, remove it from the slow cooker and shred. Return the beef to the cooking liquid and serve.

If you want to get a jump start on cooking these sliders, you can brown the beef the night before. You can put the beef in the slow cooker insert and even add the sauce ingredients and store it in the refrigerator overnight. Just pop the insert into the slow cooker in the morning and cook.

Can I Freeze Slow Cooker Maple Chipotle Beef Sliders?

Absolutely! You can freeze this cooked or uncooked. To freeze this meat uncooked, I suggest cutting the chuck roast into a couple of pieces and then brown in a skillet. Place browned meat into a gallon ziplock bag. Add the sauce ingredients and freeze. When ready to cook, just place the frozen contents of the freezer bag into the slow cooker insert and cook. You will need to plan on at least 8 to 10 hours of cooking time. You can also thaw the freezer bag and cook as directed below.

To freeze the leftover cooked meat, just place it in a freezer bag with the sauce and freeze. You can reheat it on the stove, the microwave, or in the slow cooker. I love to reheat the cooked meat in the slow cooker when I serve this at parties.

shredded beef sandwich topped with colelaw

What to Serve with Slow Cooker Maple Chipotle Beef Sliders 

We like to serve these Slow Cooker Maple Chipotle Beef Sliders on buns topped with BBQ sauce and slaw. They are also great topped with pickles, pickled peppers, or pepperoncini peppers. YUM! If you don't want to have sandwiches, this meat is great in a lettuce wrap, on top of nachos, or on top of a baked potato. Those all sound great!!!

Here are a few of our favorite side dishes from the blog that are great to serve with these Slow Cooker Maple Chipotle Beef Sliders:

Meow Monday

Monday, July 15, 2019

Meow Monday

Meow Monday - pictures of cute cats to start the week. Come see what Jack, Felix, Mack, and Mango have been up to! #cats #kittens
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Good Morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend! We had a very laid back weekend with the cats. Everyone is getting along great! We couldn't be happier.

The kittens went to the vet last Monday. They both weighed 4 pounds. They got their shots and go back on August 6th for their last round of vaccinations. We will schedule their spay and neuter then.

Jack & Felix are doing great. Keep reading to get updates on everyone!
There are also some bonus photos of the kittens😻😻

What's For Dinner? {Weekly Meal Plan}

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Weekly Meal Plan - What to Make for Dinner

Weekly Meal Plan - what to make for dinner every night this week. A quick, easy, and delicious recipe for every single night of the week. Main dishes, sides and dessert. Something for everyone! #mealplan #mealprep #dinner
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Good Morning! I hope everyone is having a great weekend. We've spent most of the weekend watching the kittens play. They are just so much fun! Except when they are wrestling in the bed at 2AM. LOL!

It is time to start planning the week ahead. Today I am sharing our Weekly Meal Plan with you! YAY! One less thing to think about during the week. I've got an easy main dish and side dish for every single night of the week. I even have a crazy good dessert for the week. You don't want to miss it!

We've got a pretty busy week ahead. We have hair appointments, business meetings and a vet appointment for Jack. I'm thankful to already have my groceries ordered and menu planned.

I hope you have a great week and enjoy any recipes you try!