Barbecued Beef Sandwiches

Barbecued Beef Sandwiches


"This recipe came from a military wife almost 30 years ago (thanks Elise) and it couldn't be much easier. Simply combine all ingredients and cook for 3 hours, then shred the meat. Serve it on buns of your choice...and then sit back and take in the compliments! Everyone loves this recipe, and I've used it at fund raising events with great success! Excellent with potato salad or coleslaw."


3 h 15 m servings 280 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 280 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.8g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 22.6 g
  • 45%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 304 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place roast in a Dutch oven, and sprinkle with chopped onions. Cover with tomatoes, water, sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook over medium heat with lid slightly ajar for 3 hours.
  3. Remove meat, and shred with 2 forks. Discard bones, fat and gristle. place shredded meat back into sauce, and cook until liquid is reduced, 15 to 20 minutes.
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  1. 58 Ratings


This is a good basic recipe, but I agreed with others that it had too much vinegar, and not enough flavor. I cooked mine in the slow cooker on low about 9 hours and that was good. I added brown ...

WOW!!! Couldn't ask for more: quick and easy to prepare, throw it all in the crockpot, ready when returning from work at the end of the day, house smells wonderful, a totally deeeeeeelicious mea...

THIS RECIPE IS A WINNER!!! First I tried this recipe on the family. Concensus=SUPERB! (Even the kids loved it.) Then it was my featured dish at a huge family reunion, and though I'd made 175% as...

Delicious! Cooked a 5 lb chuck roast in the slow cooker thinking leftovers would be good for lunch the next day. WRONG!! NO leftovers. Great balance of flavors. Substituted dried minced onion, a...

This was okay. I cooked the beef in the crockpot on low all day. I thickened the sauce on the stovetop, but ended up adding bottled barbecue sauce. This should be called "Shredded Beef Sandwi...

This tasted incredible! I changed it quite a bit but the recipe was a good starting point. I used chicken rather than beef and simmered for an hour and a half. Then I shredded the chicken and...

After cooking overnight on high in the crock-pot, I doctored it up a bit, but very tender and just the right moisture after simmering shredded meat in juices for an additional 30 min & serving w...

So good we almost cried. I followed the recipe exactly.

This was awful - the meat itself was okay, but how was I to make a Barbecue sauce out of the tomato pieces floating in grease? I took the meat out after cooking, and then shredded and made my o...