Slow Cooker Ground Beef Barbecue


Good served on buns, and great chili for hot dogs.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 25 mins
20 servings


  • 3 pounds lean ground beef

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 5 stalks celery, finely chopped

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard

  • ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 3 ½ cups ketchup


  1. Place ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook until brown, breaking up the meat as it cooks, about 15 minutes. Drain excess grease.

  2. Place the cooked meat, onion, garlic, celery, salt, black pepper, cider vinegar, mustard, brown sugar, and ketchup into a slow cooker, and stir to combine. Set the cooker on Low, and cook for 6 to 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

188 Calories
9g Fat
15g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 188
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 710mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 365mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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