Tangy Barbecue Sandwiches Recipe
Tangy Barbecue Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Tangy Barbecue Sandwiches Recipe

Read Reviews
5 13 21
Publisher Photo
Since I prepare the beef for these robust sandwiches in the slow cooker, it's easy to fix a meal for a hungry bunch. The savory homemade sauce assures I come home with no leftovers. —Debbi Smith, Crossett, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:14-18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 14-18 servings


  • 3 cups chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 to 4 pounds), trimmed and cut in half
  • 14 to 18 hamburger buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 262 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 659mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein


  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 12 ingredients. Add roast. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low and cook 6-8 hours longer or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove roast; cool. Shred meat and return to sauce; heat through. Using a slotted spoon, fill each bun with about 1/2 cup of meat mixture. Yield: 14-18 servings.
Originally published as Tangy Barbecue Sandwiches in Taste of Home June/July 1997, p33

Reviews for Tangy Barbecue Sandwiches

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2013

"This recipe is totally awesome! I made this and put it on homemade hamburger buns and they were delish!"

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2013

"This recipe is AMAZING! So easy to prepare with wonderful results - tender, flavorful, and even delicious as left-overs."

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"I used a spicy BBQ sauce and it was the perfect seasoning for my family, everyone had seconds!"

Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

"Very good. I used venison rather than beef."

Reviewed May. 21, 2011

"I've made this recipe many times over the years and it is a family favorite. Incidentally, I got this recipe before there was a website."

Loading Image