Drunken Shredded Beef

Ingredients

  • 15 pounds pot roast-chuck or bottom-round
  • 2 pounds onions, peeled and thickly sliced
  • 2 #10 cans ground tomatoes
  • 1 cup garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 2-12 ounces cans or bottle of beer at room temperature (or more if necessary)

Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Lightly oil 2 sheet pans and spread the meat out in a single layer. Roast the meat, uncovered, for approximately 30 minutes, or until it browns on both sides.
3. Heat the oil in a large (24-inch) rondo (or other large low pan). Add the onions and cook over medium heat, stirring from time to time, for approximately 15-25 minutes, or until lightly colored and tender.
4. Add the meat, tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, brown sugar, cinnamon, paprika, salt, pepper, and beer.
5. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered, stirring from time to time, for approximately 2 hours or until the meat is very tender. The meat should shred easily. Note: To prevent dryness, add more beer while cooking if the fluid reduces too much.
6. Cool the meat until it can b easily be handled to shred.

Topping suggestion: Mozzarella, Drunken Shredded Beef, garnished with shredded cheddar and chopped scallions after baking.

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