Barbecued-Beef Sandwiches

Yield: Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup beef mixture and 1 roll)
Source: Cooking Light Magazine, September 1999
CL Comments: Slow cooking tenderizes the chuck roast in this classic barbecue. Any bottled sauce will work; use your favorite.

Comments from a cook in PA: This was only okay, but it has potential. Next time, I'd make my own barbecue sauce. I used Kraft original barbecue sauce. It was okay, but homemade would have been better. The foremost change I'd make to this recipe though is that I would NOT cut the meat into such small pieces. It was really hard to shred pieces that small, and because I didn't tell my husband to stir the crockpot when he was home for lunch, some of the little pieces that weren't completely covered in liquid got very dry. Next time, I'd cut the roast into two or three big chunks for easy shredding. I didn't need to use the cornstarch and water for thickening. It was thick enough. This is a convenient weeknight slow cooker recipe.


2 pounds boned chuck roast
2 cups vertically sliced onion
1 cup bottled barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
6 (2-ounce) Kaiser rolls or hamburger buns, toasted


  1. Trim fat from beef, and cut into 1-inch cubes. Place beef in an electric slow cooker; stir in onion and barbecue sauce. Cover with lid; cook on low-heat setting for 8 hours. Remove beef and onions from slow cooker with a slotted spoon. Shred beef mixture with 2 forks; set aside. Combine cornstarch and water, and add cornstarch mixture to barbecue sauce mixture in slow cooker, stirring well. Cover with lid, and cook on high-heat setting for 1 minute. Return the shredded-beef mixture to slow cooker; cover and cook 10 minutes. Serve on rolls.
  2. Note: You can freeze the barbecued-beef mixture in an airtight container for up to 3 months.


Healthy Units: 9 per serving
CALORIES 410(27% from fat); FAT 12.2g (sat 4g,mono 4.5g,poly 2.1g); PROTEIN 34.1g; CHOLESTEROL 86mg; CALCIUM 102mg; SODIUM 715mg; FIBER 2.5g; IRON 5.5mg; CARBOHYDRATE 38.4g

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