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Recipe: Crockpot Barbecue Beef

This recipe for Crockpot Barbecue Beef is a combination of a number of recipes. I wanted to make the barbecue beef in the crockpot and had trouble finding a recipe that actually cooked the beef in the barbecue sauce. I felt the flavor of the barbecue sauce would be best infused over a long cooking time in a crockpot. Most recipes I found cooked the beef separately from the sauce and then combined the two… which to my way of thinking didn’t make sense.

I experimented with barbecue sauce recipes and settled on this one and I decided to cook the roast in the crockpot with the sauce. You can use my sauce or one of your own…. I’m sure either way it will be very tasty.

The Chili Sauce is found next to the ketchup in the grocery store… Heinz and DelMonte, among others, make it.

The recipe calls for a four pound chuck roast… I made one that was smaller and made the same amount of sauce..


Recipe: Crockpot Barbecue Beef

All you need:

4 pound boneless chuck roast
4 tablespoons butter
¼ cup chopped green pepper
½ cup chopped onion
6 tablespoons white vinegar
2 (12 ounce bottles) Chili Sauce
4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
4 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ teaspoons cayenne
2 teaspoons mustard powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
About 1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper

All you need to do:

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.

Add the onions and cook for about 2 minutes.

Add the green pepper and continue cooking until the onions are translucent.

Add the vinegar and stir.

Add the chili sauce and stir.

Fill each chili sauce bottle with water and shake vigorously to get as much as you can out.

Add the water to the pan.

Add the remaining ingredients.

Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Place the roast in a crockpot and pour the barbecue sauce over it.

Set the crockpot on high and cook for at least 5 hours or until meat is fork tender and pulls apart.

Remove the meat and pull it apart or cut into small pieces. I did end up cutting some of the pieces of meat.

Add the meat back into the crockpot and mix well with the sauce.

Serve on buns.


Donna-FFW May 18, 2009 at 10:31 PM  

LOVE the ease of this recipe and It looks delicious to boot!

sherri May 19, 2009 at 6:45 AM  

Thank you. I've been looking for a good crock pot reipe and this one fills the bill.

Suzie the Foodie May 19, 2009 at 8:09 AM  

I agree, I never understood why they were cooked separately! Very smart.

Monica May 19, 2009 at 4:21 PM  

This looks perfect!!!


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