Low & Slow Chipotle-Maple Beef Sandwiches

Low & Slow Chipotle-Maple Beef Sandwiches
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  • 12Servings


  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 chipotle chiles plus 3 tbsp. adobo sauce (from 1 can chipotles in adobo)
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 6 pounds boneless chuck roast, cut into 8 pieces
  • Hamburger buns, for serving


In a blender, puree the pineapple juice, maple syrup, chiles and adobo sauce, tomato paste, 2 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper. Pour the chile mixture into a large slow cooker. Add the beef, turn to coat in the sauce, then arrange fat side up. Cover and cook on high until fork-tender, about 6 hours.

Transfer the beef to a work surface. Using two forks, shred the beef, discarding any excess fat. In a large bowl, toss the beef with 2 cups of the cooking juices. Let stand until most of the juices are absorbed, about 10 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Make sandwiches with the beef and the buns, drizzling with cooking juices if desired.