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Sweet & Savory Slow-Cooked Beef Recipe

Sweet & Savory Slow-Cooked Beef Recipe

There’s plenty of sweet and a little heat from the chipotle pepper in this family-friendly shredded beef. Add your favorite barbecue sauce or stir things up each time you make it by varying the flavor to see which way you like it best. —David Kleiman, New Bedford, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 8 hours YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 beef top round roast (4 pounds)
  • 1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons steak sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 16 onion rolls, split


  • 1. Cut roast in half; place in a 6-qt. slow cooker. Combine the barbecue sauce, water, brown sugar, chipotle pepper, Worcestershire sauce, steak sauce, soy sauce and seasonings. Pour over meat.
  • 2. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender. Remove roast and cool slightly. Skim fat from cooking juices. Shred meat with two forks and return to slow cooker; heat through. Serve on rolls. Yield: 16 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 374 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 974mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 32g protein.

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Pookie72 User ID: 8446248 261943
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2017

"This was delicious!!! easy and soooo good!!!"

Kasha User ID: 179140 116166
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2014

"Keeper. Used crushed garlic, celery seed and left out the seasoning salt to keep the salt down."

Joscy User ID: 2694585 194428
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"We're not into spicy, so we use chopped green and/or sweet red pepper. Also leave out celery salt, use bits of celery instead. Very, very good!"

mattal User ID: 6741999 191890
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

"Delicious ! The sauce is so yummy, My family really enjoyed the flavor. We don't like spicy so I used 1/2 a pepper and tweaked the measurements of some of the ingredients to suit our taste. Just taste as you go along. Def a keeper!"

bmlink627 User ID: 6613671 116165
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013 Edited Sep. 7, 2016

"Great flavor and really simple to make. Sweet and Savory Slow-Cooked beef is a 100% keeper!"

johnsen User ID: 2755435 149604
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

"out of celery salt used garlic powder. very good!"

davisagma User ID: 4331634 193270
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

"This has to be the easiest BBQ recipe"

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