Shredded Beef & White Bean filling~ Simple Saturday with girlichef

I hope everyone who celebrated Thanksgiving this week is starting to get back to sorts and finishing up those leftovers!! We actually didn’t end up with too many leftovers this year…much to my chagrin. This is a simple dish that I never really even meant to blog…because it’s so easy!! But the pictures turned out so mouth watering…as did the “filling” itself, that I just had to! It was one of those days where I wanted something filling and comforting…but I didn’t want to spend too much time fussing over anything. I just took a few ingredients from the fridge and pantry and ended up with…

Shredded Beef & White Bean Filling
from the kitchen of girlichef (more of a process than a recipe)
-1 beef chuck roast

-various herbs & spices remember, I wasn’t going to blog it, so I just added a bit of this and a bit of that…for the flavors I wanted, it was probably chili powder, cumin, oregano, marjoram…and I think I sliced a couple of onions and smashed a few garlic cloves in as well, although you could use garlic powder and dried onion if you wish

to serve:
-white beans (Cannellini, Great Northern, Navy), cooked
-white, melty cheese of some sort
-corn tortillas or
gorditas or good bread or a starch…endless possibilities

Put a little fat (butter, oil, lard) into the bottom of a Dutch Oven over med-high heat. Season your meat with salt & pepper…and maybe some cumin (just be careful to add spices now, as the volatile oils could burn initially). Add to hot pan and sear until brown on all sides. Add remaining seasonings and a bit of liquid (water, stock, broth), put on the lid and cook for a few hours, until it’s all gorgeous and fork-pull tender. Pull it apart a bit and add beans. Cook for a while longer to heat everything through. To serve, the first time, I piled a bit onto a corn tortilla, added some melty cheese and then another tortilla and toasted it over high heat on a comal or skillet until the tortilla is crisp. Perfect quesedilla filling! Later we used it in both flautas and gorditas…perfect!

Do you have anything simple and delicious to share today? I’d love to see it!!! Happy Saturday 😀