By Judy from Hawaii on February 10, 2004
Photo by Lori Mama
Photo by Lori Mama
"Ono is Hawaiian for tasty. My friend, Sharon, always takes this to potlucks at work. She also brings copies of the recipe because people always ask for it. I'm generally not a barbecue fan, but I really enjoy this recipe. It is great on buns or over rice."
Serving Size: 1 (160 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
"This was quick and easy to throw together but more importantly it is DELICIOUS! Reduced the sauce on the stove for about 15 min while I shredded the beef. The other reviewer who said it would be easier to just dump a bottle of BBQ sauce in instead is crazy. This tastes way better than anything out of a bottle!"
"I have made many barbecue beef recipes and this was the best one I have ever tasted, family agreed. This is the one I will keep and make from now on, no need to try any others. It was so easy too! I used 3 tablespoons of the red wine vinegar and 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce. I used fresh minced garlic, not the garlic powder. The sauce is thin when the meat is finished cooking, but anyone who uses their slow cooker regularly knows this will happen. I took Judy's suggestion and poured my sauce into a saucepan , brought it to a boil, turned down the heat a little bit,so it was still bubbling gently , and let it reduce, stirring occasionally. I let it cook down for about 30 minutes and added it back into the slow cooker with the shredded meat and it coated the meat beautifully. What a well-balanced, delicious sauce! I served it on toasted hamburger buns with homeade potato salad and pickles on the side. It was excellent and can't wait to enjoy it again for dinner tonight. Thank you for sharing this keeper recipe, Judy!"
"This was ridiculously delicious. My only advice would be to cook the full 8-10 hours. I tried to rush it in 4 hours on high, and the flavor was amazing but the beef was barely pulling apart. That has nothing to do with the recipe, It was probably the cut of beef. I will use this again and again. Look no further, this is the one to try!!!!"
"Mmmm, mmmmm, mmmmmmmmmm. I made this for dinner last night and we loved it. I let it cook in my crockpot for 9 hours and it was perfect. My sauce with really runny so I put on stovetop to thicken and it took abou 20 minutes to get a nice thickness to it. We will make again, as we loved it. Thank you for this easy crockpot meal."
"This was so good. I made it as written with the exception of the liquid smoke. I didn't have any so I added some cumin to the sauce mix and that seemed to work fine, though I have never had it the other way. I plan on using this recipe for the sauce on other things as well. Thanks!"
"I made this tonight. The only changes I made was to use spicy mustard, and I cut the vinegar in half. We really liked it!. Next time I think I'll probably add some Worstishire sauce, and maybe red pepper flakes or something just make it a touch more spicy.
Thanks so much for posting!"
"This is a good crockpot barbecue beef. Much better the second day."
"Holy cow! This is gooooooooooood!!! Taste better than our local bbq joint!! Thanks for such a delicious recipe!!"
"The sauce is really watery for me. Also, it'd be so much easier to just pour BBQ sauce instead of making your own from this recipe."
"this recipe is AMAZING! a definate "keeper" i added Tabasco for an extra kick! delicious and very easy to make!"
"No way! This was too easy for such big taste...I didn't think it would be as good as it was! I cooked on low for 8 hours, and instead of shredding the beef I thinly sliced it. As suggested I reduced the sauce in a pot on the stove. Thanks Judy for a keeper!"
"So incredibly awesome, and totally easy! Everyone in my family loved it!"
"Yep, this one is great. I run the onion through the cheese grater to keep the flavor but sneak it past the little ones."
"Best barbecue recipe ever, and so easy! The only change I made was to leave the onion out and it turned out wonderfully!"
"I used a sirloin tip roast and it turned out fabulous....what an easy great way to make bbq beef..I did not have to thicken up the sauce at all, I thought it was perfect as is...but my crockpost tends to run hot."
"Judy: Thanks for an exquisite recipe - I am not good with the crockpot, but this recipe was amazing and everyone loved it. I used a lot more garlic than the recipe called for. Also prior to placing the roast in the crockpot I pounded on it vigorously, sprinkled salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and freshly grated black pepper on it and browned it in a couple of Tbsp of olive oil for 3 - 4 minutes."