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Sweet and Savory Pulled Beef Dinner Recipe

Sweet and Savory Pulled Beef Dinner Recipe

Flavorful pulled beef is great served over rice or noodles for a more formal meal, or inside hard rolls for casual party sandwiches.—Patty Manocchi, Glenville, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon barbecue seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, sliced
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cooked egg noodles


  • 1. Combine the first six ingredients. Cut roast in half; rub with seasonings. In a large skillet, brown beef in oil on all sides. Transfer to a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with onion and red pepper.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the tomato sauce, brown sugar, honey, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, garlic, vinegar and salt; pour over vegetables. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 3. Remove roast; cool slightly. Strain cooking juices, reserving vegetables and 1-1/4 cups juices; skim fat from reserved juices. Shred beef with two forks and return to slow cooker. Stir in reserved vegetables and cooking juices; heat through. Serve with noodles. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without noodles) equals 571 calories, 29 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 147 mg cholesterol, 1,604 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 47 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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