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Slow Cooker Beef Barbecue


  • 4 lbs. beef stew meat, cubed
  • 2 (8-ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon (optional)
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cloves (optional)
  • 12 sandwich buns

Place beef in 5-quart slow cooker. Combine tomato sauce, next 5 ingredients, and if desired, cinnamon and cloves; pour over beef. Cook at LOW for 9 hours.

Remove beef from slow cooker; shred with two forks. Return beef to slow cooker, and stir into sauce. Serve on buns.

Makes 12 servings

Source : Southern Living December 2002

This is the type of sandwich my boys love. Hearty, messy, juicy. We just used regular hamburger buns, I would highly recommend a good thick crusty French or Italian roll. Half of the table ended up eating their sandwich with a fork.

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