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Beef Barbecue Recipe
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Beef Barbecue Recipe

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We like to keep our freezer stocked with plenty of beef roasts. When we're not in the mood for pot roast, I fix these satisfying sandwiches instead. The meat cooks in a tasty sauce while I'm work. The meat cooks in a tasty sauce while I'm at work. Then I just slice i thinly and serve it on rolls. —Karen Walker Sterling, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 6 hours 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 6 hours 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds)
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/3 cup chopped green or sweet red pepper
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 12 sandwich rolls, split

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with apricot spreadable fruit; calculated without roll) equals 218 calories, 253 mg sodium, 78 mg cholesterol, 11 gm carbohydrate, 26 gm protein, 7 gm fat, 1 gm fiber. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fruit


  1. Cut the roast into quarters; place in a greased 5-qt. slow cooker. In a bowl, combine barbecue sauce, preserves, green pepper, onion, mustard and brown sugar; pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove roast and thinly slice; return meat to slow cooker and stir gently. Cover and cook 20-30 minutes longer. Skim fat from sauce. Serve beef and sauce on rolls. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Beef Barbecue in Quick Cooking January/February 2000, p29

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Reviewed Jun. 20, 2012

"This was delicious. My family and friends loved it! It did have a very mild flavor.

So I let the sauce reduce somewhat and added more barbecue sauce. It was great! I guess it could be spiced up ,but everyone loved it old and young. Even my 2 1/2 year old grandson ate a whole sandwich!"

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"Everyone in my family just loves this!"

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2010

"I found this to be quite sweet and the sauce very runny. Could have been the barbeque sauce I used... I agree with the last reviewer, it could use some more spice too."

Reviewed Jul. 28, 2010

"We thought it was a little tart and a bit too sweet. I would try something with a little more spice next time."

Reviewed Jun. 4, 2009

"This is very good!!! My kids love it!"

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