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Shredded Barbecued Beef

Once family and friends have dug into this tender and tangy barbecued beef, you'll be making it again and again. It takes a little time to prepare, but it's well worth the effort for a picnic or dinner anytime. -Jesse & Anne Foust, Bluefield, West Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. Bake: 4 hours
  • Makes
    12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (about 4 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2/3 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 12 to 16 kaiser rolls or hamburger buns

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, brown roast on all sides in 1 tablespoon oil. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, saute onions in remaining oil until tender. Add remaining ingredients except rolls; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered,for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour over roast. Cover and bake at 325° for 2 hours; turn the roast and bake for 2 more hours or until meat is very tender. Remove roast; shred with a fork and return to sauce. Serve on rolls.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 398 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 864mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein.

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  • Bahiya
    May 12, 2020

    Since I reviewed this in 2016, I started making it in the slow cooker. I still follow the original steps to make the sauce and brown the meat to give it layers of flavor. After that, I cook it on low for 8 - 10 hours and shred with two forks before putting it back in the sauce. This recipe is still on a rotation at my house and is a favorite of my family.

  • 2124arizona
    Jul 21, 2017

    This tasty beef is great for a picnic! We add green pepper to our, but they're great any way you fix them!!

  • ksandjs1
    Jul 27, 2016

    *****

  • ebohuch
    Apr 9, 2016

    My brother who lives a couple hours away was driving up to visit this weekend. Made this with pepper poppers https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/pepper-poppers and threw them in the last half hour of cooking and it was the best friday dinner. I served it with a salad but next time I'm whipping up a batch of cilantro cole slaw so people can layer it on the sandwiches if they wish. A definite keeper!

  • kleighscott
    Oct 25, 2014

    love it!

  • MVPhillips
    Apr 21, 2013

    No comment left

  • mlwigg
    Feb 16, 2011

    tried this when it came out in the magazine about 10 years ago and it has been a raving favorite since!

  • lisa53202
    Sep 11, 2010

    Very tasty! I loved it!

  • grannygourmet
    Jun 23, 2010

    Great recipe! It is perfectly seasoned easy to prepare. My whole family raved about i!

  • Kathy Gailey
    Jan 29, 2009

    This is a great recipe! My husband, mom, and I loved it! Thanks for sharing!!!