Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs
Zesty and tangy! From "John Madden's Ultimate Tailgating"... this is a fabulous BBQ beef recipe for those Sunday or Monday Night Football parties, tailgating at the stadium, or just 'cause they're soooo good. Cook time doesn't include preparation of the roast.
- 3 lbs beef roast, cooked,cooled and shredded (I like rump roast because it's not so greasy)
- 2 onions, chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1⁄2 cup minced celery
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 2 cups ketchup
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons chili powder
- In a large saucepan or small soup pot, brown onions in butter until tender.
- Add all other ingredients including cooked and shredded beef.
- Cover and cook over low heat for at least 2 hours, uncovering for the last 1/2 hour or so; or in a crock pot on low heat for 6 to 8 hours.
- (I can't vouch for the crock pot method, but stovetop works just fine!).
- Serve on buns or rolls.
I LOVE BBQ, and this is some of the BEST! Definitely the best I have ever fixed. We loved it! I made the roast in the crock pot so it would be nice and tender, and I used another reviewer's suggestion of using beef broth instead of water. Other than that, I made it exactly as directed. Thanks for the recipe! It will be going in my favorites.
Great recipe!! I tripled this recipe to serve at a football dinner - made it "as is" except left the celery out because I was serving teens and you never know with them! I cooked my chuck roasts ahead of time in the crock pot and then put it all in an electric roaster and cooked on 200-250 for about 6 hours. The boys went crazy over it and my son said the boys are still talking about the meal. This one is a keeper and will be made again. Thanks for sharing!
We loved this, but I, like others, did not follow the recipe. Used a bone-in chuck roast, browned in a Dutch over, then into oven with 2 cups of water, covered for 2 hours. I didn't have 2 c of ketchup, so used about 1 c plus some bbq sauce and an 8 oz can of tomato sauce. Skipped the Tabasco and used 1/2 t cayenne instead. Used only 1 T sugar and it was plenty sweet for us. Yum!