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Slow Cooker Shredded Beef

"Our family loves these tasty shredded beef sandwiches with their mild barbecue flavor," writes Fran Frerichs from Gurley, Nebraska. The recipe makes a lot, so it's a nice choice for parties.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours
  • Makes
    14-16 servings


  • 3 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 medium green peppers, diced
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 14 to 16 sandwich buns, split


  • In a 6-qt. slow cooker, combine the beef, green peppers and onions. In a small bowl, combine tomato paste, brown sugar, vinegar, chili powder, salt, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Stir into meat mixture. Cover and cook on high for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Skim fat from cooking juices. Shred beef, using two forks. With a slotted spoon, place about 1/2 cup beef mixture on each bun.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 285 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 574mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein.

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  • cr_1295
    Mar 31, 2012

    Very good idea...we were a little short on time and ingredients so we decided to use bottled barbecue was still very good though!

  • Idell
    Aug 17, 2008

    My husband I love the taste of the shredded beef. I will be making this often. Thanks Idell

  • elsgrandy
    Aug 15, 2008

    I am going to try this with a good cut of deer meat.

  • whateverfood
    Aug 15, 2008

    BTW, stew meat is $3.29/lb here- I used a lean chuck roast for $2.49 that I cut out the fat and gristle out of- only took 15 minutes. I "paid" myself at the rate of $9.60/hr (I saved myself $2.40 for 15 minutes worth of work).

  • whateverfood
    Aug 15, 2008

    This falls somewhere between a "sloppy Joe" and a Grinder...