Barbecued Beef in Buns

In the South, barbecued meats cook slowly over a wood fire until they're fork-tender and steeped in flavor. In this stovetop version, long, slow simmering yields a similar result.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 4 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 24

Ingredients

1
(4-lb.) boneless beef chuck roast, trimmed of fat
4
cups water
1/2
cup firmly packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons dry mustard
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/3
cup vinegar
2
cups ketchup
2
tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
24
sandwich buns, split
  • 1 Place roast in Dutch oven; add water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 2 to 3 hours or until tender.
  • 2 Drain beef, reserving 3 cups liquid. Shred beef; return to Dutch oven. Add brown sugar, mustard, pepper, vinegar and reserved 3 cups liquid. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 minutes.
  • 3 Add ketchup and Worcestershire sauce to beef mixture. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until of desired consistency. Serve 1/3 cup beef mixture in each bun.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
    Calories
    240
    (
    Calories from Fat
    45),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    5g
    5%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    35mg
    35%;
    Sodium
    550mg
    550%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    33g
    33%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    12g
    12%
    ),
    Protein
    15g
    15%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Lean Meat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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