Slow Cooker Beef Barbecue

  • Yield: 12 servings

"'When I take this beef barbecue to a gathering, someone always asks for the recipe."


1 (2 1/2- to 3-pound) boneless chuck roast
1/2teaspoon garlic salt
1large onion, chopped
1medium celery stalk, chopped
2tablespoons brown sugar
1cup ketchup
1/4cup fresh lemon juice
3tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2tablespoons cider vinegar
1tablespoon liquid smoke
1/4cup all-purpose flour
12 hamburger buns, warmed


  1. Sprinkle chuck roast with garlic salt. Place roast in the bottom of a greased 31/2- to 4-quart slow cooker. Top with onion and celery.
  2. Combine brown sugar, ketchup, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and liquid smoke in a small bowl. Pour over meat. Cover and cook on low 8 hours, or until beef is tender. Remove meat from slow cooker and place on a cutting board.
  3. Ladle 1/4 cup of liquid from slow cooker into a small bowl. Add flour and whisk until smooth. Stir flour mixture into sauce in slow cooker. Shred beef with a fork and return to slow cooker. Cook on high 30 minutes. Serve on hamburger buns.

Recipe by Jill Carrion, St. Cloud, Fla.