Tailgating time: See how to prepare slow-cooked whiskey-molasses shredded beef

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MILWAUKEE -- The Packers kick off the regular season this Sunday against the Bears. But you need to get your tailgating food ready right now. Angela Horkan from the Wisconsin Beef Council joins FOX6 WakeUp with her slow-cooked whiskey-molasses shredded beef recipe.


1 beef Bottom Round Roast or beef Chuck Center Roast (2 1/2 to 3 pounds), cut into 1-inch pieces

1/2 cup whiskey
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 (6 ounce can) tomato paste
4 tablespoons packed brown sugar, divided
1/4 cup molasses
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
2 cups each shredded carrots and diced granny smith apple


  1. Place roast in 4-1/2 to 5-1/2 quart slow cooker.  Combine whiskey, 1/4 cup vinegar, tomato paste, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, molasses, salt and pepper; pour over roast.  Cover and cook on HIGH 4 to 6 hours or on LOW 8 to 10 hours, or until beef is, fork-tender.
  2. Remove roast from slow cooker; shred with 2 forks. Skim fat from sauce as needed.  Return beef to slow cooker.
  3. To make the slaw: Combine remaining 2 tablespoons cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons brown sugar and mustard in large bowl.  Add carrots and apples; mix well. Season with salt and black pepper as desired.  Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve beef with slaw.


Can also use thinly sliced pears, celery, red cabbage, green cabbage, bell peppers, or a pre-packaged slaw mix in place of carrots or apples.

Cook's Tip:   Thinly sliced pears, celery, red cabbage, green cabbage or bell peppers, or a pre-packaged slaw mix can be used in place of the carrots or apples.
Nutrition information per serving: 363 calories; 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat); 84 mg cholesterol; 725 mg sodium; 31 g carbohydrate; 5.0 g fiber; 31 g protein; 5.5 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 1.6 mcg vitamin B12; 4.9 mg iron; 31.8 mcg selenium; 5.0 mg zinc; 116.1 mg choline.This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium, zinc and choline.