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Barbecued Shredded Beef

Barbecued Shredded Beef

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It's so good and easy. Serve on a bun with onion slices.

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  • Calories:
  • 446 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 24.4 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.9g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 22.9 g
  • 46%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 725 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees (135 degrees C).
  2. Place roast in a large roasting pan and scatter chopped onions over.
  3. In a large bowl, combine Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Pour in beer, stir and add to roasting pan. Add water to the top of beef.
  4. Cover and cook in oven at 275 degrees F (135 degrees C) for 4 to 5 hours.
  5. When meat is cooked, shred meat with 2 forks, add barbecue sauce and mix well.
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Good way to make tender, shredded beef, but this recipe calls for way too much liquid - especially all that water. Regardless of the size roast you have, you do NOT need to submerge the entire thing in liquid - whether you use an oven or crock pot. I used only 1 bottle of beer and 1 cup beef stock instead of water - enough to go 1/2 way up the roast - like when you're braising meat. Most of liquid needs to be thrown out anyway. After it's done, I usually preserve about 1/2 - 2/3 cup liquid before adding the BBQ sauce to save all those nice beef drippings. You can have BBQ shredded beef one day and save half (b4 adding bbq sauce) for shredded beef tacos with soft tortillas the next.


I made this today in a crock pot(cooked on low for 8 hours) and it was outstanding. I poured off the liquid in a pot, leaving the beef in the crock pot.Then I shredded the beef and added about 2 cups of the liquid back into the crock pot. I then add 1/2 jar of BBQ sauce. People then added addtional BBQ sauce to their sandwich.


Family likes this recipe a lot. I cook the roast in a crock pot (low for 10-12 hours)*. After removing the meat from the liquid and shredding it, I add the BBQ sauce and reheat the mixture before serving. * Note: I use about 5-6 lbs. of meat, but have to reduce the water, or it's too much for my crock pot.