Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs
Super easy BBQ for those tailgate football parties. Can cook while you sleep and be ready to head out to the game! Great comfort food for these cool fall days.
- 3 lbs beef stew meat, remove excess fat
- 2 stalks celery, cut up
- 1 (14 ounce) bottle ketchup
- 2 onions, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1⁄2 green pepper, chopped
- 14 ounces bottled barbecue sauce (we like regular Open Pit)
- 1⁄2 pint sweet pickle relish
- 1⁄2 lemon, juice of
- Place all ingredients except pickle relish and lemon juice in crockpot.
- Cook on low 7-8 hours.
- Mash with a potatoe masher until meat is no longer chunky and slightly shredded.
- Stir in pickle relish and lemon juice.
- Serve on toasted buns as a sandwich or we like it over mashed potatoes.
I used boneless, lean beef brisket (on sale) upped the garlic a notch, added salt & pepper. Instead of serving it on a bun etc I served it over Myrtle Tree Rotini and with a fresh salad - super meal, great taste Thanks Laurie
This is great! We had it on Kaiser rolls and the whole family loved it. I did not add the relish to all of it, because the kids don't care for it. My husband and I added it to a small amount separately and we liked the zing it gave the meat. I never thought to make this with beef cubes, I always used a chuck roast and had to shred until my arm fell off! My store sells chuck roast and beef cubes for the same price per pound, so this was a time and money saver for me! I have a 6.5 qt. crock pot and it took 5 hours on low. I mashed the cubes and then left the lid off for about an hour, stirring frequently, to thicken up the sauce. This was really excellent, thanks for sharing! P.S. I added a tbl. of Worchestershire sauce and salt and pepper.
I opted out on using the ketchup- I couldn't find a low carb one to substitute. I forgot to add the relish- so this basically is what i've always made for bbq beef sandwiches. I usually just do the meat and the sauce- no veggies. This time I followed this recipes adding veggies and garlic- I didn't notice a difference- so it's a great recipe, I liked it, just not really different from what I usually do anyways