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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 20
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 173.1
  • Total Fat: 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 54.4 mg
  • Sodium: 382.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 19.9 g

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Carol's Slow Cooker BBQ Beef (crockpot, barbeque, slowcooker, crock pot)

Submitted by: CAROL_

Introduction

The meat does not need to be seared in skillet first to make this fall-apart tender, pulled BBQ beef for sandwiches. This recipe has so much flavor no one will notice the Worcestshire sauce & the salt were deleted to reduce sodium (you may also use low-sodium catsup and BBQ to reduce sodium further). Using molasses instead of brown sugar and Worcestshire gives a depth of flavor and authenticity, while reducing sugar & sodium. It is great to take to picnics, buffets, or tailgating. Freezes well. The meat does not need to be seared in skillet first to make this fall-apart tender, pulled BBQ beef for sandwiches. This recipe has so much flavor no one will notice the Worcestshire sauce & the salt were deleted to reduce sodium (you may also use low-sodium catsup and BBQ to reduce sodium further). Using molasses instead of brown sugar and Worcestshire gives a depth of flavor and authenticity, while reducing sugar & sodium. It is great to take to picnics, buffets, or tailgating. Freezes well.
Number of Servings: 20

Ingredients

    4lb boneless beef chuck, arm, rump or pot roast
    2 large onions sliced into thin strips
    4 stalks celery, sliced
    4 cloves fresh garlic minced (I use mini food chopper, OR, 1 tsp garlic powder)
    1.5 cup catsup
    1 cup BBQ sauce (I used off brand from Dollar Store)
    1/4 cup Grandma's Molasses
    1/4 cup apple cider vinegar or your choice of other kind
    2 tbsp prepared yellow mustard your choice of type
    1/4 tsp chili powder
    1/4 tsp black pepper

Directions

Trim and completely remove ALL visible fat. Place beef in crock pot. Add onion, celery, and garlic. In medium bowl mix the remaining ingredients well with a whisk, then pour over beef and vegetables.
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If you are missing either the ketchup, OR the BBQ, OR the molasses (one of the 3 not all 3), it STILL tastes good without it! Also tomato paste diluted with water to make 1.5 cups, can be substituted for the catsup. I used all 3 called for in the recipe.
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Cook on low 8-10 hours, 10 hours worked great in my older crockpot, then shred the beef in the crock pot with two forks, stir and cook another hour.
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Serving suggestions (not included in calories and nutrition): Serve on 100% whole wheat buns* with coleslaw, baked beans, and something green such as a side of steamed broccoli or Romaine or spinach salad. *Can be served on a bed of brown rice, couscous, bulgar wheat or quinoa instead of serving on a bun.
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This recipe made 20 half-cup servings, plus 3 additional cups of very flavorful juice. I think I'll use part of the juice when I freeze the beef in single servings, and make gravy with the remaining juice. Also this tasted 3 times better the following day.
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Number of Servings: 20

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CAROL_.






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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I tried this recipe to enjoy during an NFL pre-season game - It was fabulous! I found it very easy and so so delicious - all the football fans I served it to just loved it. Thank you for sharing :) - 9/8/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is super-easy to make - I cooked my beef from frozen (I had half a roast already cut up from a previous recipe) for 8 hours on low and put in twice as much garlic. I served it over brown rice and it was a hit! Very flavourful. I'd definitely make it again - maybe next time with carrots. - 7/6/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Really yummy! I didn't get tired of eating this as leftovers, even without a bun! It really did seem to improve the longer is sat in the fridge. - 6/12/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I cut this recipe in half, since I'm only cooking for two, and used pork instead of beef because that's what we had on hand. It was wonderful and we still had plenty of leftovers. My house smelled like BBQ all day! - 3/29/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was absolutely delicious. I didn't think it was time-consuming to prep other than trimming all the fat from the meat. I had it for dinner last night and lunch today, and it's terrific as leftovers; my husband and daughter loved it too. Going to freeze half for another time. Thanks! - 2/23/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Question: What kind of vinegar is recommended? - 8/25/09

    Reply from CAROL_ (8/25/09)
    Hello DMHORNE, thanks for your question. Click on "ingredients detail" and you'll see apple cider vinegar listed. However, it's unspecifed b/c you can use whatever you have on hand. I have used both white & apple cider with tasty results. Balsamic works well too, but adds a few calories. Enjoy!


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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was great! I used a 4 pound brisket and it came out beautiful.My husband couldn't stop eating it. It was also the first time I ever bbqed anything in a crock pot. I love bbqing in the crock pot. Next time I'll try pork. By the way, love it that it's lower in sodium that other recipe - 8/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Tasted great and very easy to make!! - 1/25/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Wee bit complicated - but worth it! - 7/21/09

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  • My husband and daughter loved it. My daughter even asked if we could make it again! - 12/4/14

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  • This recipe is SO good. It was wonderful the first time and heats up well for another great meal. - 9/13/13

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  • This was a very good recipe ....everyone enjoyed it...was so easy to make...will make again!! Thanks for the recipe...♥♥ - 4/29/13

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  • EXCELLENT!!!!!!! - 4/11/13

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  • My husband is not a fan of barbecue but I made this and he said he would eat it again. It is just the two of us so I froze the leftovers for another meal. I love how easy it was to prepare. - 3/23/13

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  • Made this today and my family loved it!! Thanks! - 2/25/13

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  • This recipe was so awesome! It tasted like the beef they serve at Memphis Blues which is my fav restaurant! - 2/4/13

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  • I'm making this and vinegar green bean potato salad... yummy dinner in the making! - 12/11/12

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  • This was good, but a little too sweet for my taste. Next time I would go without molasses, and add more spices. - 10/23/12

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  • WOW!! I hear as soon as my husband walks through the door( ahead of me and the kids :) that smells great! Everyone hovered around the crockpot for a taste while I shredded the meat. LOVED IT! I served it on whole wheat buns topped with gr and red peppers sauteed with mushrooms. NEW FAM FAV:) - 9/19/12

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  • The whole family loved this, great flavor! - 7/25/12

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  • we did this with venison and spiced it up a bit with insane sauce.outstanding recipe - 4/9/12

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  • Hubby loved this and so did I. It's a keeper and very easy to put together. - 1/21/12

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  • Absolutely the best way to have a serving of beef since I am eating mostly chicken these days. - 1/11/12

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  • This is very similar to the recipe i have used for years! love it. - 10/12/11

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  • very nice. I didn't have enough meat so it made a lot less. i used blade steak and it came out very tender. Was a bit unsure about using molasses as this has such a strong taste, but it turned out really nice. - 6/11/11

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