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Snappy Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

Meet the Cook: My husband and I do a lot of one-pot cooking (he taught me to cook after we were married!). The beef in these sandwiches is like an oven stew, but we'll often prepare it in a slow cooker - putting it on in the morning so we can just dish it up when we get home from work. Jerry is a rural mail carrier, and I am a nurse (this recipe came from one of the cookbooks that our hospital employees regularly compile). We have two grown sons...both of whom cook! -Patricia Throlson, Clear Lake, Minnesota.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 5 hours
  • Makes
    about 24 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (4 pounds)
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 4 cups chopped celery
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Italian rolls or sandwich buns, split


  • Place beef in a Dutch oven. Combine all remaining ingredients except the rolls; pour over beef.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 5 hours, turning beef occasionally. Shred beef with a fork. Serve on rolls or buns.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 158 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 366mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • Remenec
    Sep 15, 2017

    Very delicious barbecue beef recipe! The chili powder gives it a nice kick, without being too spicy. I substituted the white vinegar for apple cider vinegar for some added flavor. For the barbecue sauce, I used a honey barbecue sauce that was delicious! I will definitely make this recipe again!

  • angmclanc
    May 19, 2015

    Really delicious and easy. I use a spicy bbq sauce to balance the brown sugar.

  • fredneckian
    Oct 26, 2013

    I hate recipes that call for "barbecue sauce." There are so many different types of barbecue sauces that there's no way to guess which one the author used.

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    Apr 1, 2006

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