Simple Saucy Shredded Beef

Submitted by Felicity Barnett

Simple Saucy Shredded Beef

A versatile simple and saucy shredded beef that my 8yr old nephew loves making and requests often
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 9 hours 45 minutes


  • Topside roast beef
  • 1 cup Carrot, diced
  • 2 cups Celery, finely diced
  • 6 sprigs fresh Thyme
  • 2 tspns fresh Rosemary, chopped
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • 2 Spring Onions (Green part only), sliced
  • 1.5 cups Vegetable stock
  • 1-2 cups Gravy, made as per directions


  • We usually use a 2-2.5kg piece of Beef


  • Place beef, vegetables, herbs and stock in slow cooker bowl.
  • Cook on low for 9-10hrs (Contempo 5.5L sc).
  • Remove bay leaves and thyme stalks.
  • Shred meat and stir through vegetables,
  • gravy can be added and stirred through now if you want.
  • Serve on mash >>> (link below) in rolls with gravy.


  • - If making into a freezer "dump bag" include in bag
  • - Carrot
  • - Celery
  • - Spring Onion
  • - Stock
  • Ready to just grab a roast beef from the butcher/freezer and add herbs.
  • - Also makes a perfect pie mix
  • - FODMAP Friendly

3 thoughts on “Simple Saucy Shredded Beef”

  1. The beef was very dry until you added the gravy. Perhaps the cooking time is too long? I would think 8 hours would be enough… If putting in rolls, I would omit the vegetables and add coleslaw for flavour. Other than that, it was nice.

  2. Felicity Barnett

    Toots we do this at least once a month and have never found it to be dry.
    As all slow cookers cook differently you may need to adjust the time for yours as it may cook at a higher temperature.

    The vegetables usually cook down into the sauce and yes we have added coleslaw before as well 🙂

  3. Sally de Zwaan

    Whole family liked it. Used 750g of casserole beef. Used 4 whole spring onions (white and green part). Added a leek and a grated zucchini. Took lid off for final 2 hours to thicken up (due to less meat). Added gravy at end as suggested. Good on rolls with coleslaw and also with mashed potatoes and peas. Will use leftovers for pies.

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