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Pork and Beef Barbecue Recipe
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Pork and Beef Barbecue Recipe

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It's the combination of beef stew meat and tender pork that keeps friends and family asking about these tangy sandwiches. Add a little lettuce and tomato for a crisp contrast. —Corbin Detgen, Buchanan, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1-1/2 pounds pork chop suey meat or pork tenderloin, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 3 medium green peppers, chopped
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 12 sandwich buns, split
  • Lettuce and tomatoes, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 444 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 684 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 32 g protein.


  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first six ingredients. Stir in beef, pork, green peppers and onions. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Shred meat with two forks. Serve on buns, with lettuce and tomatoes if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Pork and Beef Barbecue in Taste of Home April/May 2001, p53

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 444 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 684 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 32 g protein.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Apr. 29, 2015

"This was very easy and tasted great. It also made the house smell great while cooking . I used a frozen pepper and onion blend. We don't like spicy food so instead of chilli powder I used mild chilli seasoning.i served it with slaw, baked beans and a pickle."

Reviewed Apr. 26, 2015

"This recipe was very good. I followed the recipe exactly and the meat was tender after 6 hours in the slow cooker on low. I love green pepper and onion and this recipe calls for a lot of each. I was nervous to add that large amount but it worked! My husband, myself and our 26-year old son loved it."

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2015

"This was easy and good, It called for 3 green peppers, We don't care for bell peppers so I used anaheim pepper less chili powder next time I think I'll use cubanelle pepper, they are very hard to find were we live"

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

"I am still surprised that I made Barbecue and didn't use sauce from a jar or bottle since this was my first time making it myself. My husband and I both enjoyed it and I will be making it again. I went a little light on the chili powder since I don't like spicy and it had just enough kick for me. Too much for my 3.5 yr old though. Super Easy!!!"

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2010

"I was a little concerned that this wouldn't turn out good when I was making it and that it would be too spicy for my 1 and 4 year olds. But it was very good and they both liked it, too. It was a simple and easy recipe to make."

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