Total Time
3hrs 35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs 20 mins

This recipe came from a military wife almost 30 years ago (Thanks Elise!) and it couldn't be much easier. Simply combine all ingredients and cook for 3 hours, then shred the meat. Serve it on buns of your choice...and then sit back and take in the compliments! Everyone loved this recipe, and I've used it at fund raising events with great success! Excellent with potato salad and coleslaw.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place roast in a Dutch oven, and sprinkle with chopped onions. Cover with tomatoes, water, sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook over medium heat with lid slightly ajar for 3 hours.
  3. Remove meat, and shred with 2 forks. Discard bones, fat and gristle. Place shredded meat back into sauce, and cook until liquid is reduced, 15 to 20 minutes.