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Easy Barbecued Beef

This easy barbecued beef recipe takes advantage of your traditional slow-cooker. It’s great for any cookout or potluck dinner. Chuck roast makes delicious shredded beef sandwiches. The recipe calls for ketchup however, you may substitute tomato paste for a slightly less sweet dish. In any case, this barbecued beef is sure to please your family.


  • 3- pound boneless grass-fed chuck roast
  • 1 ½ cups ketchup or tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon style mustard
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 clove garlic diced


  • Place chuck roast in your slow-cooker.
  • Combine remaining ingredients in mixing bowl to make sauce. Pour mixture over Chuck roast.
  • Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours or 4 to 5 hours on high.
  • Remove roast from slow-cooker and shred meat with a fork. Place shredded meat back into the slow-cooker and stir to evenly coat with sauce.
  • Serve alone or atop whole-grain sandwich buns and top with additional barbecue sauce if desired.


If you like your meat a touch sweeter, add a tablespoon or two of date sugar while it is still hot to allow it to dissolve.