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Video:Crockpot Pulled Barbecue Beef

with Rachel Edelman

Slow-cooked in a crockpot with a homemade barbecue sauce, this pulled beef dinner is amazingly tender and tasty. Learn how to make pulled BBQ beef.See Transcript

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Transcript:Crockpot Pulled Barbecue Beef

Hi, I'm Rachel Edelman for About.com Food. Today I'm going to show you how to make pulled barbecue beef in the crockpot.

Pulled Barbecue Beef Ingredients

For this recipe you will need:
  • 3 lbs pot roast
  • 3 tbsp. barbecue rub
  • 2 tbsp. oil

BBQ Beef Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons barbecue rub
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • black pepper
  • 3/4cup water
  • dash of red pepper hot sauce

Prepare the Beef

First rub the meat with the barbecue rub. Massage the meat and spread the rub all over. Then, put it in a plastic bag or covered container and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

Make the BBQ Sauce

To make the sauce, pour the vinegar, sugar, chili sauce, crushed red pepper, barbecue rub, salt, pepper, hot sauce, and water into a storage container. Put on the lid and shake the container so it is well combined. Refrigerate the sauce until you are ready to cook the meat.

Sear the Beef

When it is time, pour some oil into a pan. When it is hot, sear the meat so it is brown on all sides.

Cook the BBQ Beef in the Crockpot

Then place the seared beef in the slow cooker. Add 1 1/2 cups of the barbecue sauce all around the meat. Plug in the slow cooker. Set the slow cooker on high for the first hour and then on low for 8 more hours.

Serve the Crockpot Pulled BBQ Beef

Remove meat from slow cooker, place on a large plate or bowl. Using a fork and butter knife, shred the meat into pieces. Add some of the barbecue sauce to moisten the beef. Serve on hamburger rolls topped with coleslaw. Enjoy! Thanks for watching. To learn more, visit us on the Web at food.about.com.
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