Slow Cooker Maple Chipotle Beef Sliders Recipe
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!
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.
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.
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:
- Pineapple Slaw
- Cracked Out Broccoli Salad
- Savory Roasted Red Potatoes
- Oven Roasted Corn
- Quick Baked Beans
Slow Cooker Maple Chipotle Beef Sliders Recipe
- 4 lb boneless chuck roast
- 1 Tbsp oil
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 3 chipotle chiles plus 3 Tbsp adobo sauce
- 3 Tbsp tomato paste
- slider buns for serving
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add roast and brown on all sides. Place roast in the slow cooker.
- In a blender, puree pineapple juice, maple syrup, chipotles and adobo sauce, and tomato paste. Pour over beef.
- Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 6 hours.
- Remove beef from slow cooker and transfer to a cutting board. Shred beef with two forks. Discard any excess fat. Place shredded beef back in the slow cooker.
- Let beef soak in juices for 10 minutes and serve on toasted buns.
May use a chuck roast, blade roast, shoulder steak, boneless chuck roast, chuck shoulder pot roast, rump roast or bottom round roast for the beef.
Can freeze uncooked - Place browned roast and sauce ingredients in a freezer bag and freeze. To cook from frozen, place frozen ingredients in slow cooker and cook on HIGH for approximately 8 hours. You can also thaw ingredients and cook as directed above.
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Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker
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