Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Recipe
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Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Recipe

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"Our family loves these tasty shredded beef sandwiches with their mild barbecue flavor," writes Fran Frerichs from Gurley, Nebraska. The recipe makes a lot, so it's a nice choice for parties.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES:14-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES: 14-16 servings


  • 3 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 medium green peppers, diced
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 14 to 16 sandwich buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 285 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 574mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein.


  1. In a 6-qt. slow cooker, combine the beef, green peppers and onions. In a small bowl, combine tomato paste, brown sugar, vinegar, chili powder, salt, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Stir into meat mixture. Cover and cook on high for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Skim fat from cooking juices. Shred beef, using two forks. With a slotted spoon, place about 1/2 cup beef mixture on each bun. Yield: 14-16 servings.
Originally published as Shredded Beef Sandwiches in Quick Cooking July/August 2001, p43

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cr_1295 User ID: 5888497 36374
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2012

"Very good idea...we were a little short on time and ingredients so we decided to use bottled barbecue was still very good though!"

Idell User ID: 2834359 31207
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2008

"My husband I love the taste of the shredded beef. I will be making this often. Thanks Idell"

elsgrandy User ID: 3234053 48851
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2008

"I am going to try this with a good cut of deer meat."

whateverfood User ID: 1336157 122653
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2008

"BTW, stew meat is $3.29/lb here- I used a lean chuck roast for $2.49 that I cut out the fat and gristle out of- only took 15 minutes. I "paid" myself at the rate of $9.60/hr (I saved myself $2.40 for 15 minutes worth of work)."

whateverfood User ID: 1336157 48837
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2008

"This falls somewhere between a "sloppy Joe" and a Grinder..."

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