Slow Braised Barbequed Beef Bites are tender and moist with just the right amount of heat and sweet. This recipe is the perfect way to enjoy deep barbeque flavours without grilling.
What seems like a million years ago, I was married and my now ex wife introduced me to this dish. Slow Braised Barbequed Beef Bites, which she simply referred to you as BBQ Beef, was one of the best meals she prepared. She was a great cook, especially when it came to pasta, but her version of this beef was the best!
When I thought about adding the recipe to the blog and sharing with you, Dear Reader, I knew I needed to have the original recipe. I sent her a text and she replied with a photo of her hand-written recipe from her recipe book. I remembered that she would often say that she would double the sauce recipe, because sometimes it would dry out. I’m a huge lover of anything with loads of sauce, so I followed in her footsteps and doubled the sauce. Look at how wonderfully tender and moist those beef bites look!
Slow Braised Barbequed Beef Bites is one of those dishes that takes 5 minutes to assemble and a longer, lower-temperature cooking time. It’s the perfect mix it and forget about it recipe. I love recipes that are this easy to make, but yield such a deep flavour.
Use the cheapest cut of beef you can find for this recipe. Save your good steaks for grilling. I used stewing beef from Costco. Stewing beef loves to be cooked for long periods of time at a low temperature. The beef will break down and absorb more moisture, resulting in a very lip-smacking, tender piece of meat.
Serve this dish with rice or potatoes. This is certainly not a dish you’d want to serve with salad. By all means, this recipe is most certainly for the meat and potatoes type. I like to serve it with rice because the sauce can be ladled over the rice and creates a wonderful, hearty meal. And, if you really must have a vegetable with it, try serving it with corn. Yum!
Slow Braised Barbequed Beef Bites are perfect for potlucks. As previously mentioned, stewing beef is cheap, and this recipe makes quite a lot. It would be so easy to prepare this dish and then empty the entire cooked recipe into a crock pot. Turn it on the lowest possible setting to keep the beef warm on any buffet or potluck table. Your friends will thank you and love you even more than they already do!
Tangy, sweet, a little spicy, tender, and moist, Slow Braised Barbequed Beef Bites are a go-to recipe you’ll want to keep on hand. Perfect in winter or summer; a dish you’ll no doubt prepare again and again.
Lastly, if you’re into bite-sized meat dishes like I am, please take a look at my Honey Garlic Baked Pork Bites as well!
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Slow Braised Barbequed Beef Bites
- 2 pounds stewing beef, cut into 1-2 inch cubes
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons white vinegar
- 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 cup ketchup
- 2 cups water
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Whisk together the vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, water, ketchup, salt, paprika, chili powder, and sugar. Set aside.
Place the beef, in an even layer, into a Dutch oven or roasting pan with a good fitting lid.
Sprinkle the chopped onion over the top of the beef.
Pour over the sauce mixture.
Place a lid on the pan and bake for 2 and a half hours, stirring at the one hour and two hour mark.
Remove the lid and bake for 30 minutes more.
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