Simple & Sensational Pulled Beef

A simple, slow cooked, 3 ingredient pulled beef. So versatile to then serve with salad, on wraps and pizza’s or even on subs 🙂

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Simple & Sensational Pulled Beef

A simple, slow cooked, 3 ingredient pulled beef. So versatile to then serve with salad, on wraps and pizza's or even on subs 🙂
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Serving: 8
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 7 hours 40 minutes


  • 1-1.5kg of inexpensive beef (see notes below for what sort)
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 sachet of your favourite rib spice rub (see notes below)
  • 1 cup water


  • Lay sliced onion on base of slow cooker
  • Add whole beef pieces. I used thick cut chuck stewing steak. (see notes)
  • Sprinkle spice rub over and add 1 cup water
  • Cook on low for 7-8hrs
  • Shred/pull beef apart
  • Serve on wraps with salad - On pizza - With a Salad - Or on subs. Great option for guests to self serve onto rolls at parties also.


  • Choose a cheap cut of beef. Cuts like chuck steak, oyster blade and stewing steak are ideal.
  • You could also use a solid roast piece of beef but don't choose an extra lean one as a little fat will keep the end result more moist and flavourful
  • I use McCormick rib rub in Tennessee smokehouse but you could choose any spice rub you prefer from the spice section of your supermarket. If you prefer to make your own you'll find many spice rub recipes online to follow also 🙂
  • Be sure to only shred your meat with plastic utensils if it's in your slow cooker bowl still so as not to scratch your cooking bowl. If you wish to use metal utensils first transfer it to another bowl to shred.
  • If using the option of a solid roast piece of beef increase cooking time to 8-9hrs on low
  • I've also one this successfully with lamb chops and left them whole

8 thoughts on “Simple & Sensational Pulled Beef”

  1. Made this yesterday. Super easy to make. I used 1.3 kilo chuck steak and cut into 4 pieces. Low for 8 hours and was moist and flavour some. Turned it off and it sat in the slow cooker for 3 hours before I got to it to shred and it was still lovely and tender. Put on wraps with coleslaw for super easy dinner and some lunches today.

  2. Made this tonight with lamb chops. So easy and tasty. It was a hit! I’ll definitely be making this one again and will give it a go with beef too.

  3. Sensational for sure.
    I used whole blade steaks, with online spice rub. Served with salad.
    The meat just fell apart ?

  4. So easy & so delicious. Had to take the lid off of my S/C for a little as my S/C cooks on the hot side. Flavour is great & meat falls apart easily. Have plenty of left overs for some homemade pies & pulled beef nachos! Thanks for a great recipe.

  5. So delish! I bought a blade beef roast and sliced it into about 1 inch slices. Just threw it in like that. Left it a bit late in the day so put it on for a couple of hours on high, then low after that. I went to move one of the slices and it just fell apart with the tongs. I took most of the remaining liquid out with about half an hour to go and reduced it in a saucepan. Made the yummiest gravy. ill do this again in a heartbeat!

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