BBF Pulled Beef BBQ

BBF Pulled Beef BBQ

This recipe uses BBF beef cuts like Chuck, Arm and Brisket that love a low, slow braise.   Braising transforms these less tender cuts into moist, fall apart meat for your favorite pulled beef sandwiches.   Grilling the meat is purely for infusing your recipe with authentic grilled flavor.  Grilling is not necessary to achieve tenderness, but it sure maximizes the delicious flavor.

6 lbs. BBF Beef Chuck Roast, Arm Roast, Brisket or some combination

Chili Powder



Granulated Garlic

Apple Cider Vinegar

Generously rub beef roasts with a combination of Chili Powder, Salt, Pepper and Granulated Garlic.   Beef can be seasoned and allowed to sit overnight or even a few hours before grilling.   Place seasoned beef on prepared grill using indirect heat for approximately 2 hours, rotating and flipping meat roughly every 30 minutes.    After cooking time, beef will be cooked through but not fork tender.

Place grilled beef in preheated crock pot and cover with liquid.   We used the liquid from our canned tomatoes but other choices include water, broth or some combination.  To reduce cooking time, bring the braising liquid to a simmer before covering the beef.   Add 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar.  Braise meat until fork tender, approximately 5 hours.  Be sure to check the meat after about 4 hours for tenderness.   Beef is done when easily pierced and pulled apart with a fork.

Remove beef and allow to slightly cool.  While beef is cooling, ladle cooking broth into quart jars or glass pyrex and allow fat and broth to separate.

Using your favorite BBQ sauce or our recipe for Molasses BBQ Sauce, place 2 cups sauce and 1 cup defatted broth into bowl and whisk to combine.   Pour over beef and toss.    Add more sauce/broth until it’s just the way you like it.

Now create your favorite sandwich!   Spoon the tender, sauced pulled beef onto your favorite bun, add condiments, slice of onion and enjoy!

Tip:  Remaining broth can be frozen and used as the cooking broth for your next braise or added to BBQ sauce for another pulled meat recipe.   It’s loaded with flavor and nutrition so be sure to save!