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Sweet & Savory Slow-Cooked Beef

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
  • Makes
    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


  • 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.
  • 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 2 forks and return to slow cooker; heat through. Serve on rolls.
Nutrition 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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  • pajamaangel
    Feb 23, 2018

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  • Pookie72
    Mar 1, 2017

    This was delicious!!! Easy and soooo good!!!

  • Kasha
    Jan 25, 2014

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

  • Joscy
    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
    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
    Dec 16, 2013

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

  • sneed2
    Jun 7, 2013

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  • wendycalta
    May 16, 2013

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  • johnsen
    Feb 23, 2013

    out of celery salt used garlic powder. very good!

  • pearlde
    Nov 2, 2012

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