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Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Recipe
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Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef

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"This is a very delicious barbecued beef from a slow cooker. Beef, onion, tomato sauce, and spices. Simply delightful!"

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Original recipe makes 6 to 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 20 mins


  1. Rub the flour into the roast. Place roast in bottom of slow cooker. Pour in the tomato sauce, onion, brown sugar, bouillon, chili powder, garlic and mustard powder. Mix well.
  2. Cover slow cooker and cook on high setting for 8 hours OR on low setting for 14 to 16 hours.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 29, 2002

The beef is very tender. I used a 4pound rump roast and cooked it for about 12 hours. Added 2T. steak sauce to the gravy mixture as well as chopped garlic. The last 2 hours,I added red potatoes and carrots to make a complete meal! Also thickened the gravy with cornstarch. The whole family enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2003

I didn't find it to be very flavorful. In fact, we added bbq sauce to the sandwiches while eating in order to have some pep.

Oct 08, 2005

Based on previous reviews, I ad-libbed a bit. I put in 2/3 cup of onions, twice the minced garlic, added several dashes of worchestershire sauce and two tablespoons of honey. The sauce was wonderful & I served it over white rice. Great recipe!

Mar 01, 2006

I was planning to make a different roast but didn't have all the ingredients. Fortunately, I stumbled across this delight. I made this exactly as written, with the exception of the cooking time. I cooked it on high for six hours. I will definitely make this recipe again, except next time I will add a few drops of Tabasco or perhaps a jalapeno-based sauce to wake the sauce up a bit. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with the sauce as is, and my husband liked it as is, but a smidgeon of some spice would make it pop just a little.

Aug 15, 2008

This is really good! I read the other reviews and did some addlibing. I added a few dashes of Worchestershire sauce, about 3 table spoons of Texas Pete, a couple shakes of Cajun seansoning, a dash of A1 and since I didn't have any honey, I used Caro syrup. Oh, and I did add extra onion and doubled the garlic like the others did. It was great! It had a more BBQ flavor, and had a little kick to it, but not too much! Served it over rice. I will certainly be making this again!

Nov 07, 2006

We had tried other barbecue's and there was always something missing. This one had the right flavors we were looking for.

Oct 23, 2006

This turned out yummy. It wasn't as flavorful as I had hoped, so I added some extra zing...garlic, a little Lawry's seasoning salt, which livened it up. Just the right amount of moisture, though, the texture of the roast was perfect. Will definitely make again

Aug 19, 2009

This was amazing! I used Barbeque sauce instead tomato sauce and it fit in perfect. The meat was tender and perfect for sandwiches. Whenever I have a craving for shredded beef this will be my go-to. Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 473 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 126 mg
  • 42%
  • Fat
  • 26.6 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 39.1 g
  • 78%
  • Sodium
  • 648 mg
  • 26%

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

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