Tex-Mex Beef Barbecues Recipe
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Tex-Mex Beef Barbecues Recipe

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I recently took this dish to a potluck, and guests loved it! The recipe came from my mom, and it tastes equally good with ground beef. —Lynda Zuniga, Crystal City, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 1 fresh beef brisket (3-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 jar (18 ounces) hickory smoke-flavored barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 envelope chili seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 14 hamburger buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 294 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 732mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 starch, 3 lean mea


  1. Cut brisket in half; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, onion, chili seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and lemon juice. Pour over beef. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.
  3. Remove beef; cool slightly. Shred and return to the slow cooker; heat through. Serve on buns. Yield: 14 servings.
Editor's Note: This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.
Originally published as Tex-Mex Beef Barbecues in Simple & Delicious July/August 2009, p19

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Reviewed May. 4, 2013

"Awesome!! Yummy!!"

Reviewed Oct. 16, 2012

"Very easy and very good"

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2012

"Lynda Zuniga, you mentioned that it was good with ground beef. Can you tell me how much ground beef it used with it?"

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2012

"This is very similar to my shredded pork recipe. I do just cook the pork tenderloin by itself in the crockpot all day, then shred (it is falling apart by then) it in the crockpot, add sauce and cook again all day (or all night) the next day. It is VERY tender that way, but this sounds like it would be a bit easier than making a day ahead."

Reviewed Aug. 13, 2012

"From the first time I made this, it was a hit with our family. I have made mine with chuck roast and it has worked just as well as brisket."

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