Borscht Beef with Smoky Crock Pot Chuck Roast

by R.B. Quinn and Min Merrell

Borscht Beef is the first in a series of posts about the many advantages of slow cooking a batch of Smoky Crock Pot Chuck Roast.

Smoky Crock Pot Chuck Roast uses our ultra-simple liquid smoke method for low and slow indoor meat cookery. If you haven’t gotten into Cheater BBQ, this is a great place to start.  After years of playing around with the cheater method, we return again and again to the simplest recipes because they can take on any flavor profile. Smoky Crock Pot Chuck Roast takes a cue from Texas by using only the barest ingredients, salt and pepper, and smoke.  Now with a tender smoky roast of beef, you can travel in any direction.  

How about Eastern Europe. Again, stripping the recipe down to bare essentials, Borscht Beef combines shredded beef with onions and cooked shredded or finely chopped beets and carrots. Add the signature borscht tang with a few tablespoons of wine vinegar. That’s all you need. Stuff the lovely red stew in big baked potatoes and pass around a bowl of sour cream or Greek yogurt for garnish. Borscht and beet lovers, you won’t want to miss this.

For pot luck or preassembled supper, I can imagine baking a bunch of small potatoes like we did in this Twice Baked Potato recipe and serving the little halves each piled with Beef Borscht in a casserole. Easy to have ready and serve.  Or set up a baked potato station with a crock pot full of the meat and fixings. 

Here’s our Beefy Beet Borscht, if you’re looking for a fantastic hearty soup.

Here’s a link to the Smoky Crock Pot Chuck Roast.  Keep it handy.



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