Incredible Shredded Barbecued Beef

Total Time
4hrs 45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 4 hrs

I'm beginning to sound like a broken record, but this recipe comes from my "Taste of Home" magazine (Aug/Sept 96). While this may be a bit time consuming, it is without a doubt the best BBQ beef I have ever tasted. Also, it makes so much that you can either eat it for a whole week (lol) or freeze some for later.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a Dutch oven, brown roast on all sides in 1 tablespoon oil.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, saute onions in remaining oil until tender.
  3. Add remaining ingredients except rolls; bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally,.
  5. Pour over roast.
  6. Cover and bake at 325 degrees for 2 hours; turn the roast and bake for 2 more hours or until meat is very tender.
  7. Remove roast; shred with a fork and return to sauce.
  8. Serve on rolls.
  9. To freeze: Prepare as directed. Allow to cool and place in a freezer bag. Seal, pushing out as much air as possible. Label and freeze.
  10. To serve: Thaw in fridge and reheat on stovetop.
Most Helpful

This is a delicious beef barbecue. The Taste of Home recipe also calls for a tablespoon of liquid smoke; next time I will try that. Thanks for sharing!

Southern Transplant September 11, 2010

I made this for Freezer Tag 2008. We ate half of the recipe immediately and froze the rest. It was awesome both ways. We had been looking for a barbecued beef recipe to be the standard in our house and this is going to be it!

kbksmama April 10, 2008

This was very, very good. Very moist with plenty of sauce to shred the beef into. After doing that, we thought it was on the sweet side and added a little more spice to balance it out. Overall, pleased with the method. You wouldn't even have to shred the beef back into the sauce if you wanted it to be plain (it was excellent that way.)

Cdubs April 25, 2005