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Beef Barbecue

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 6 hours 20 min.


12 servings

We like to keep our freezer stocked with plenty of beef roasts. When we're not in the mood for pot roast, I fix these satisfying sandwiches instead. The meat cooks in a tasty sauce while I'm work. The meat cooks in a tasty sauce while I'm at work. Then I just slice i thinly and serve it on rolls. —Karen Walker Sterling, Virginia
Beef Barbecue Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds)
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/3 cup chopped green or sweet red pepper
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 12 sandwich rolls, split


  1. Cut the roast into quarters; place in a greased 5-qt. slow cooker. In a bowl, combine barbecue sauce, preserves, green pepper, onion, mustard and brown sugar; pour over roast. Cover and cook on low until meat is tender, 6-8 hours.
  2. Remove roast. When cool enough to handle, shred meat with two forks; return to slow cooker and stir gently. Cook, covered, 20-30 minutes longer. Skim fat from sauce. Serve beef and sauce on rolls.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounce-weight: 218 calories, 7g fat (0 saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 253mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fruit.

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