Slow-Cooker Tangy Barbecued Beef Sandwiches

The right blend of brown sugar, basic seasonings, and a jolt of vinegar and lemon give slow-cooked beef caramelized flavor with a kick.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 15 min
  • Servings 22

Ingredients

1
boneless beef chuck roast (3 1/2 to 4 lb), cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
4
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
2
teaspoons ground mustard
1
teaspoon chili powder
1
teaspoon paprika
1/3
cup vinegar
1/3
cup Worcestershire sauce
3
tablespoons lemon juice
1 3/4
cups ketchup
22
sandwich buns, split

  • 1 In 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients except buns.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours, stirring occasionally. Cut off top of each bun; pull some of bread out of each bun. Fill buns with beef mixture.

Expert Tips

Slicing the beef is a snap if you freeze it 20 to 30 minutes or until it's firm but not frozen.

To cook beef mixture on the stove-top, mix all ingredients in a Dutch oven. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
500mg
500%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.