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Beef Barbecue

We like to keep our freezer stocked with plenty of beef roasts. When we're not in the mood for pot roast, I fix these satisfying sandwiches instead. The meat cooks in a tasty sauce while I'm work. The meat cooks in a tasty sauce while I'm at work. Then I just slice i thinly and serve it on rolls. —Karen Walker Sterling, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 6 hours 20 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds)
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/3 cup chopped green or sweet red pepper
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 12 sandwich rolls, split


  • Cut the roast into quarters; place in a greased 5-qt. slow cooker. In a bowl, combine barbecue sauce, preserves, green pepper, onion, mustard and brown sugar; pour over roast. Cover and cook on low until meat is tender, 6-8 hours.
  • Remove roast. When cool enough to handle, shred meat with two forks; return to slow cooker and stir gently. Cook, covered, 20-30 minutes longer. Skim fat from sauce. Serve beef and sauce on rolls.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounce-weight: 218 calories, 7g fat (0 saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 253mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fruit.

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  • Grammy5
    Aug 28, 2017

    This is very tasty. I have used this recipe for years since it first was in TOH magazine.

  • cookinama
    Jun 20, 2012

    This was delicious. My family and friends loved it! It did have a very mild flavor.So I let the sauce reduce somewhat and added more barbecue sauce. It was great! I guess it could be spiced up ,but everyone loved it old and young. Even my 2 1/2 year old grandson ate a whole sandwich!

  • jraglin84
    May 14, 2012

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  • raowbe54
    Dec 8, 2011

    Everyone in my family just loves this!

  • JessT2003
    Mar 1, 2011

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  • Jessica2783
    Jul 29, 2010

    I found this to be quite sweet and the sauce very runny. Could have been the barbeque sauce I used... I agree with the last reviewer, it could use some more spice too.

  • LindaHatch
    Jul 28, 2010

    We thought it was a little tart and a bit too sweet. I would try something with a little more spice next time.

  • cupits5
    Jun 4, 2009

    This is very good!!! My kids love it!

  • lurky27
    Oct 15, 2008

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  • shayna1
    Jun 3, 2008

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