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Shredded Barbecue Beef

"I work for the Delaware Department of Transportation and prepare this simple dish during storm emergencies or for lunch get-togethers," reports field editor Jan Walls of Camden.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 fresh beef brisket (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons liquid smoke, optional
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce
  • 12 sandwich rolls, split


  • Combine the celery salt, garlic powder and onion powder; rub over brisket. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine liquid smoke if desired and hot pepper sauce; pour over brisket. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Remove beef and cool slightly. Discard all but 1/2 cup cooking juices; whisk barbecue sauce into cooking juices. Shred meat with two forks; return to slow cooker and mix well. Heat through. Serve about 1/3 cup meat mixture on each roll.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 387 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 905mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 32g protein.

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  • 2124arizona
    Oct 6, 2020

    Easy to prepare and so good!

  • sevyjj
    Jun 3, 2014

    I will never use any other recipe. This is the *one I will use from now on. The aroma filled my entire house and I couldn't wait to try it! After trying my first bite-the flavor did not disappoint! I will never use another brisket recipe. So glad I found this. Thank you so much for sharing. All of my friends and family were raving the whole night.

  • Kaylam6
    Feb 27, 2012

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  • ellimaye1
    Dec 14, 2011

    Super yummy! Great flavor and very tender.

  • s_pants
    Sep 13, 2011

    Love the flavor! I used 2 2-1/2 pound briskets that were thin cut (like a ham steak) and they cooked in about 4 hours. The BBQ coated the shreds, but it was not overly saturated with sauce. If you like a lot of sauce be sure to use a smaller brisket or more sauce.

  • sburk2112
    Dec 21, 2009

    This is WONDERFUL and easy to make. I make this when I have company over and everyone loves it !!!

  • tjmocker
    Jan 24, 2009

    VERY GOOD!!!!!!!