Yankee-style Bbq Beef

Yankee-style Bbq Beef
Servings: 16 Prep 10 mins Bake 4 hrs 375/250 degrees F Cook 1 hr 30 mins


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 brisket (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 bottle (14 ounces) ketchup
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons hot-pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice OR: lemon juice

Make It

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Add meat; brown on both sides, about 4 minutes on each side.

3. Sprinkle liquid smoke over bottom of roasting pan. Place rack in roasting pan. Then place meat on rack; cover.

4. Bake in 375 degree F oven for 1 hour. Reduce oven temperature to 250 degrees F. Bake for 3 to 4 hours more or until fork-tender.

5. Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in small Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion; cook 6 minutes or until softened. Add ketchup, chili sauce, molasses, vinegar, hot-pepper sauce, mustard, Worcestershire, black pepper and water. Simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in lime juice. When cool pour in bowl and refrigerate until meat is cooked.

6. When meat is done and cool enough to handle, pull apart into strands. Cut into 2-inch pieces and add to sauce. Return beef and sauce to Dutch oven. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add more water during cooking if needed. Serve on toasted buns with potato salad. Makes 16 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 16; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 265, Fat, total (g): 11, chol. (mg): 74, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 17, pro. (g): 24, sodium (mg): 638, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.