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Slow Cooker Maple Chipotle BBQ Beef is a delicious, kid-friendly weeknight dinner with only 15 minutes of prep. And it’s naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and wheat-free!

Slow Cooker Maple Barbecue Beef is a delicious fall kid friendly weeknight dinner with only 15 minutes of prep. And it’s naturally gluten free, dairy free and wheat free! | Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Katie Webster

As I sit here at my desk, all I can hear is the drumming of the rain out on the garden. Early September here in the foothills of the Green Mountains is that in-between-time, when it is cool enough that I am wearing long sleeves and pants, but I’m staunchly holding on to summer and leaving the windows open a bit. When it’s sunny (obviously not now) it actually gets hot during the day, but at night, blankets are required. The leaves are still green, but a shockingly red leaf or twelve can be found in the gravel of the driveway foreboding the oncoming season change.

Meanwhile, if you walk into the kitchen, you’ll see that I’ve already moved into fall kooky buzy back to school mode. Summer is in the rear-view mirror in this kitchen, and the kids have been back at school for only, count-them, seven days. That’s all it took! On my counter is a wooden bowl of garlic, harvested and cured from my garden. There’s a carinval of heirloom tomatoes on the window sill. My canning pot is sitting out, in hopes that I’ll magically find two hours to make the candied jalapenos from Rebecca’s book.  And there is a recipe simmering in the slow cooker, making tonight’s dinner while I get my office work tended to.

Slow Cooker Maple Barbecue Beef is a delicious fall kid friendly weeknight dinner with only 15 minutes of prep. And it’s naturally gluten free, dairy free and wheat free! | Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Katie Webster

The recipe inside, bridges the gap between the seasons. It’s barbecue food- that which we associate with outdoor summer ease– buns dripping with slow cooked and smoky meat– married with the time-saving necessity of using a slow cooker while all the days school and work activities are happening.

Slow Cooker Maple Barbecue Beef is a delicious fall kid friendly weeknight dinner with only 15 minutes of prep. And it’s naturally gluten free, dairy free and wheat free! | Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Katie Webster

Slow Cooker Maple Chipotle BBQ Beef is that half-summer-half-fall chimera for early September. Though if you want to make it 12 months a year I don’t blame you, because it is spot on delicious my people. Hope your school year is off to a great start! Happy Cooking! ~Katie

Questions:
What’s on your kitchen counter that says which season you’re in?
What is early September like where you live?
Do you feel torn in early September by the change of the season?
What are you making in your slow cooker?

Slow Cooker Maple Barbecue Beef is a delicious fall kid friendly weeknight dinner with only 15 minutes of prep. And it’s naturally gluten free, dairy free and wheat free! | Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Katie Webster

Other Recipes You’ll LOVE for this time of year!
Harvest Vegetable Soup
Potato Kale Andouille Soup
Maple Chipotle Pulled Chicken
Slow Cooker Chinese Five Spice Beef Stew 
Maple Chipotle Flank Steak Tacos
Healthy Sloppy Joes
One Pan Roasted Squash Sausage and Apple Bake 

slow-cooker maple chipotle bbq beef
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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes

Category: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Yield: 8 servings

Serving Size: 3.5 ounces meat

Calories per serving: 262

Fat per serving: 13 g

Saturated fat per serving: 6 g

Carbs per serving: 16 g

Protein per serving: 20 g

Fiber per serving: 1 g

Sugar per serving: 13 g

Sodium per serving: 427 mg

Trans fat per serving: 1 g

Cholesterol per serving: 66 mg

slow-cooker maple chipotle bbq beef

Slow Cooker Maple Chipotle BBQ Beef is a delicious, kid-friendly weeknight dinner with only 15 minutes of prep. And it’s naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and wheat-free!

Ingredients

  • 3 to 3.5 pounds beef chuck roast, preferably grass-fed
  • 1 large sweet onion, finely diced
  • 1 14-ounce can crushed tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup, dark or amber
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon coarse grain or brown mustard
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Place beef chuck roast in the insert of a large slow cooker. Top with onion.
  2. Whisk crushed tomatoes, maple syrup, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, chili powder, salt, chipotle chili powder and pepper in a medium bowl. Pour over the beef.
  3. Cover the slow cooker, and set to low heat for 8 hours.
  4. When timer is up, remove beef to a cutting board, and remove any visible pieces of fat. Shred the meat with forks. Skim any fat off of the sauce. Return the meat to the sauce and stir to combine. Serve with the barbecue sauce.
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