It's so good and easy. Serve on a bun with onion slices.

j.d.
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees (135 degrees C).

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  • Place roast in a large roasting pan and scatter chopped onions over.

  • In a large bowl, combine Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Pour in beer, stir and add to roasting pan. Add water to the top of beef.

  • Cover and cook in oven at 275 degrees F (135 degrees C) for 4 to 5 hours.

  • When meat is cooked, shred meat with 2 forks, add barbecue sauce and mix well.

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Nutrition Facts

446.5 calories; 22.9 g protein; 26.9 g carbohydrates; 71.6 mg cholesterol; 725.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2007
Good way to make tender, shredded beef, but this recipe calls for way too much liquid - especially all that water. Regardless of the size roast you have, you do NOT need to submerge the entire thing in liquid - whether you use an oven or crock pot. I used only 1 bottle of beer and 1 cup beef stock instead of water - enough to go 1/2 way up the roast - like when you're braising meat. Most of liquid needs to be thrown out anyway. After it's done, I usually preserve about 1/2 - 2/3 cup liquid before adding the BBQ sauce to save all those nice beef drippings. You can have BBQ shredded beef one day and save half (b4 adding bbq sauce) for shredded beef tacos with soft tortillas the next. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/22/2011
Followed the recipe as is (using KC Masterpiece orignal). If you try it I am sure you will change something to suite your taste. HOWEVER the cooking technique is awesome; shredded beautifully in 5 hours in the oven. Ingredient-wise unless you are a HUGE fan I would drop the liquid smoke and also only use 1 bottle of beer. Two teaspoons is WAY too much. Made it again with 1/2 t. smoke and still just - too much. I would say it actually ruins a good basic recipe. Your BBQ sauce will probably be enough for infusing that smokey flavor. Like others I drain the liquid and only add back in if I need to adjust the consistency. Read More
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123 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 91
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2007
Good way to make tender, shredded beef, but this recipe calls for way too much liquid - especially all that water. Regardless of the size roast you have, you do NOT need to submerge the entire thing in liquid - whether you use an oven or crock pot. I used only 1 bottle of beer and 1 cup beef stock instead of water - enough to go 1/2 way up the roast - like when you're braising meat. Most of liquid needs to be thrown out anyway. After it's done, I usually preserve about 1/2 - 2/3 cup liquid before adding the BBQ sauce to save all those nice beef drippings. You can have BBQ shredded beef one day and save half (b4 adding bbq sauce) for shredded beef tacos with soft tortillas the next. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2007
Good way to make tender, shredded beef, but this recipe calls for way too much liquid - especially all that water. Regardless of the size roast you have, you do NOT need to submerge the entire thing in liquid - whether you use an oven or crock pot. I used only 1 bottle of beer and 1 cup beef stock instead of water - enough to go 1/2 way up the roast - like when you're braising meat. Most of liquid needs to be thrown out anyway. After it's done, I usually preserve about 1/2 - 2/3 cup liquid before adding the BBQ sauce to save all those nice beef drippings. You can have BBQ shredded beef one day and save half (b4 adding bbq sauce) for shredded beef tacos with soft tortillas the next. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2005
I made this today in a crock pot(cooked on low for 8 hours) and it was outstanding. I poured off the liquid in a pot leaving the beef in the crock pot.Then I shredded the beef and added about 2 cups of the liquid back into the crock pot. I then add 1/2 jar of BBQ sauce. People then added addtional BBQ sauce to their sandwich. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2004
Family likes this recipe a lot. I cook the roast in a crock pot (low for 10-12 hours). After removing the meat from the liquid and shredding it I add the BBQ sauce and reheat the mixture before serving. Note: I use about 5-6 lbs. of meat but have to reduce the water or it's too much for my crock pot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2006
This recipe is delicious for shredded beef sandwiches! I cooked mine in the slow cooker and it came out so moist and flavorful. It was a while ago but I think I drained off the liquid and poured in a bottle of our favorite BBQ sauce then served it on a bun with coleslaw on top - yum! I'm making it tonight and had to print out the recipe again and thought I would leave a review. This recipe also works well with country-style pork ribs in the slow cooker for shredded pork sandwiches. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2003
This is the first time I ever made anything like this and it turned out great! Next time I may buy a larger roast because there are no leftovers. common sense told me to drain some liquid before adding the bbq sauce everything was perfect the beef shreeded with ease and was moist and tender. Thanks for the great recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2003
Yummy! I would suggest cutting back on the water or draining some of the juices before adding the barbecue sauce. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2006
This is super easy to make and the flavor is out of this world. I used a crock pot and cooked on low for 8 hours. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2006
This is excellent! I poured the fat off before adding all of the ingredients. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2009
Very good but absolutely drain some of the liquid before adding your BBQ sauce!! Very important! I used Famous Dave's Sweet and Sassy BBQ sauce it was sooo good! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/22/2011
Followed the recipe as is (using KC Masterpiece orignal). If you try it I am sure you will change something to suite your taste. HOWEVER the cooking technique is awesome; shredded beautifully in 5 hours in the oven. Ingredient-wise unless you are a HUGE fan I would drop the liquid smoke and also only use 1 bottle of beer. Two teaspoons is WAY too much. Made it again with 1/2 t. smoke and still just - too much. I would say it actually ruins a good basic recipe. Your BBQ sauce will probably be enough for infusing that smokey flavor. Like others I drain the liquid and only add back in if I need to adjust the consistency. Read More
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