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PDQ Hot Beef Sandwiches Recipe
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PDQ Hot Beef Sandwiches

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"An original recipe from my good friend Vicki! She isn't very computer literate so asked me to post this. I made this for Christmas and it was a hit! Can be prepared the day before which makes it very handy for busy holidays!"

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs 30 mins

    11 hrs 50 mins


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Place the roast in the pan, and brown on all sides.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low, and pour in the chili sauce, water, and vinegar. Season with chili powder, salt, pepper, garlic powder and white sugar. Simmer over medium-low heat for 3 hours, or until meat is fork tender. Remove beef, and refrigerate overnight. Reserve sauce, and refrigerate.
  3. Slice or shred beef, and place in a large pot on the stove with the sauce. Heat through, and serve alone, or on your favorite sandwich buns.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 29, 2004

This is sooo good!!! My family loves anything 'chili' so it was a huge hit!! We took it with us on a family 'potluck' and everyone who managed to get a sandwich raved about it! I did add extra garlic and some onion salt as well just to kick it up a bit. I also used a canned medium chili sauce and cooked on low heat for 5 hours, it was super juicy!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 16, 2007

I would have given this four stars, but my wife thought it was a three at best, so I split the difference. She thought it was too sweet, even though I cut the sugar in half. Might try it again and leave the sugar out entirely.


9 Ratings

Nov 21, 2006

Wow- this one is a keeper!!! I'm still a novice, so I'm very selective about the recipes that I keep in my "black box". This one got four out of four family votes for the box- even my 6 and 4 yr olds loved it! I followed the recipe exactly except I used a 2.5 lb chuck roast instead of a 4 lb, and I did NOT adjust the other ingredients to match. It turned out perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Dec 09, 2007

I would have given this a four, but the other three people in the house said a soild 5. It was really good exactly as written. We did not make put it on bread. I used a crock pot on low for about 4 hours and then high for about 1 1/2 hours. Thanks.

Apr 29, 2013

I rarely eat red meat but I did try some of this and it was very tasty and spicy. I cooked this in the crockpot and it was very tender and shredded easily. I served this on toasted hamburger buns and my guys really enjoyed this meal.

Feb 02, 2014

I have been making beef barbecues for years and usually put the roast in the oven and roast until really done. You could do it on the stove top, but one work of advice. It is MUCH EASIER TO SHRED THE BEEF WHILE IS STILL HOT. Joan

Nov 28, 2006

This turned out really good. Am going to try it in my crockpot next. Thanks for the post.

Feb 02, 2014

I think the "chili Sauce" in this recipe refers to a sauce that comes in a bottle (Heinz) and not the type of chili sauce that one would use for hot dogs. That would make a big difference in the outcome of this recipe. The bottled sauce is more like ketchup or seafood sauce than chili.


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  • Calories
  • 424 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 109 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 31.8 g
  • 49%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 26.5 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 445 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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