Texas Beef Barbecue Recipe
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Texas Beef Barbecue Recipe

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A boneless beef roast simmers for hours in a slightly sweet sauce before it's shredded and tucked into rolls to make hearty sandwiches. “This is a family favorite,” notes Jennifer Bauer of Lansing, Michigan, who shared the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 beef sirloin tip roast (4 pounds)
  • 1 can (5-1/2 ounces) spicy hot V8 juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 16 kaiser rolls, split

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 339 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 606mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 3 lean meat.


  1. Cut roast in half; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the V8 juice, water, vinegar, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and seasonings; pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove meat and shred with two forks; return to slow cooker and heat through. Spoon 1/2 cup meat mixture onto each roll. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Texas Beef Barbecue in Light & Tasty October/November 2006, p30

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Dioptase 222233
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"Excellent. I freeze this in single portions. Excellent to take for lunch with a Kaiser Roll or an Easy fast dinner. I make this all the time. It does not stay around long!!"

hmvjav25 154964
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2014

"This is SO good. I added some honey and bourbon and it was to die for! Serve with collard greens and tater tots!"

vwgirl9 158388
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2012

"Very easy to make! Tastes good not spicy. The kids loved the meat alone with veggies and a baked potato."

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