Monday, February 1, 2010

Slow-Cooked Shredded Beef Tostados

Look what I served my family this past Sunday:

Doesn't that look colorful and Delicious?!!?  Just looking at the picture makes me crave more!!  It was so yummy!  I served it buffet style and this is how all the bowls looked lined up on my kitchen counter:

I found this recipe on the WestonAPrice website.  I made a few minor modifications to the recipe, which I will include here.  To see the original, refer to the link above.

Slow-Cooked Shredded Beef Tostados:

3 pounds beef chuck roast
2 medium onions, sliced
2 cups beef stock
5 Tablespoons chili powder (I used 3)
3 Tablespoons onion powder
1 Tablespoon each:  cumin, garlic powder, paprika, powdered oregano, and Rapadura  (I used regular oregano and Stevia)
1 or 2 small cans of diced green chiles (I didn't use)
2 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
3 Tablespoons arrowroot powder and enough water to make a paste (I had to use cornstarch)
3 or more Tablespoons olive oil for tortillas
TOPPINGS:  shredded (raw) cheese, lettuce, tomato, avocado, salsa, and sour cream

Place beef and onion in slow cooker. 
Combine stock and seasonings in a small bowl.  Pour over beef and onion. 
Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until tender.  (I cooked overnight on low.)
Remove largest pieces of meat to bowl or cutting board and shred with two forks. 
Add arrowroot paste to the leftover juices at the bottom of the slow cooker.  Once thick, stir in the meat and chiles.
Prepare tortillas by brushing both sides with olive oil and baking in 400 degree oven for 5 to 10 minutes until crisp.
Place a pile of meat on top of each tortilla and add toppings as desired.


Samantha said...

Thanks for the consideration with the sixes!! My husband likes your tostados!

Donna G. said...

My kind of food! Wish I'd been there!!

Rebecca's Refining said...

Looks good....other than the green "blob" on the top!! :)
Thanks for a new recipe idea!

busymomof10 said...

My dear, that green "blob" is Guacamole, which happens to be both very nutritious and very delicious! :D

Melissa @ Cellulite Investigation said...

Hi, Elizabeth! I just commented after you on Kelly the Kitchen Kop's site and noticed your comment about Heinz Ketchup. How cool that you just discovered WAPF and Kelly's blog! Good luck with your latest kitchen goals. Real Food, as they call it, is challenging but worth it (and delicious!).

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

Hi Elizabeth! I just saw a comment from you on Kelly the Kitchen Kop! Good job for researching, girlfriend!

Have you cleaned out your pantry yet? I'm going to keep after you until you do. You will be so happy and feel so good about.

Amy Ellen said...

wow... looks awesome!!! did you find any other good recipes at WAP? let me know which ones you've tried out, if you have the time.

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