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Suggestion for slow cooked meat

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I'm looking for a suggestion on a slow cooked meat that I can use for lunches for myself and my wife next week. It needs to fit the following criteria:

 

Easy to prepare

Re-heats OK in a microwave

Resonably priced

Can make heaps in one go

most importantly, it needs to taste great!

 

Any recipe suggestions?

post #2 of 6

I'll suggest crock pot Italian beef.  I've been wanting a good Italian beef sandwich lately.  There are quite a few recipes out there.  If you aren't aware, it is similar to a philly cheese steak, but the meat has been braised for a long time in a savory broth.  I used to work in the south end of the Salt Lake valley, near a place called Johnny Beefs.  I'd get it hot, wet with onions.  Sometimes cheese, sometimes not.

 

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post #3 of 6

French Dip sandwiches.

 

Pulled Pork.

 

Corned Beef.

post #4 of 6

done wet long and low - most cuts will come out tender.

 

couple of thoughts

 

easy - do you have a crock pot / slow cooker?  that's the ultimate easy...

 

most of the flavor is going to come from the braising liquid and second from fat/connecting tissue of the meat.

lean cuts are not the best.

 

do you have a really sharp knife?  for thin slicing, that's a definite need.

 

microwave reheating is not optimum imho - if for lunches that's the only possibility.... don't do at full power - try 30% power and a pause between heating times to allow the heat time to 'soak through' the meat hunk of the sandwich.

 

for seasoning I'm kinda' in the simpler is better camp.

 

salt, pepper/pepper corns, an onion product - or leeks (my fav), crushed garlic clove, diced celery/carrot

 

on the more exotic side, oregano, chervil, allspice, rosemary - not all in the same batch - and be aware some like rosemary a little bit goes a long way.

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Originally Posted by brianmuz View Post
 

I'm looking for a suggestion on a slow cooked meat that I can use for lunches for myself and my wife next week. It needs to fit the following criteria:

 

Easy to prepare

Re-heats OK in a microwave

Resonably priced

Can make heaps in one go

most importantly, it needs to taste great!

 

Any recipe suggestions?

 

Thank goodness for you that ALL slow cooked meats fits that criteria.  Pick your meat and go with it.  Do you like beef or pork or chicken?

 

I would personally choose a pulled pork recipe.  Buy a pork butt (pork shoulder cut) and roast in the oven with aromatics, covered in the oven for several hours.  Let it cool and pull it apart.  Serve with coleslaw, on sandwiches.

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post #6 of 6

Best method to reheat this slices meat is a dip in some stock, second is a steam, when I make reubens I steam the corned beef on top of the sauerkraut.

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