Tangy Sweet Shredded Beef Barbecue

Total Time
5hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 hrs

This is a great BBQ Beef recipe that makes the most awesome sandwiches. These are a wonderful alternative to plain burgers and much more zingy! Never have any left-overs with these :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in dutch oven or other large pot and cook at low heat allowing to simmer slowly for about 4 hours, turning meat and stirring occasionally (If making in crock pot, cook on high for 5 to 6 hours).
  2. Remove meat and shred with fork, discarding fat.
  3. Put the meat back into the liquid and simmer for about 30 more minutes.
  4. (If using crock pot just turn to low until ready to serve) Serve on your favorite buns or rolls.
Most Helpful

This is such a DELICIOUS recipe!!! I made a double batch to feed all of our relatives and cooked it in a crockpot on low heat for 8 hours. It was so tender and so flavorful. Didn't change the recipe one bit, and I didn't need to! It is already perfect as is. I can't wait to make it again.

B.A.B February 06, 2010

Fast, easy, tasty. I put all ingred. in the crockpot at 7Am on low, and after work at 5pm I shredded with fork and we pigged out by 5:15pm. It was delicious, made plenty and so fast and easy!

Carol Stubblefield June 12, 2003

This is delicious! I made this over the weekend for my grandaughters and nephew who were visiting (two 15 yr. olds and one 9 yr. old) and they loved it! So did I! It was sweet and tangy and the beef was moist and tender. I used a 3 1/2 pound chuck roast, but next time I will use a 4 to 4 1/2 pounder, since there is plenty of sauce. I did this in a crockpot on high for 6 hours, shredded, then returned to the pot for 30 minutes on low. I followed the recipe to the letter and served on hamburger buns. This one is a keeper! Thanks for the recipe.

keen5 July 11, 2005