Bye bye, bottled barbecue sauce. This simmering slow cooker version is our new choice for pulled pork and BBQ beef!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
42
Yield:
5 1/4 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl whisk together all of the ingredients. Divide mixture into three 1 3/4-cup portions and place in airtight containers. Store in refrigerator up to 3 days or freeze up to 2 months.

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  • To use, thaw in refrigerator overnight if frozen. Use in the following slow cooker recipes. If desired, serve as sandwiches in buns, pita bread, or bread or lettuce wraps or over toasted bread, or as toppers for fries or baked potatoes, adding desired condiments and toppings.

Balsamic BBQ Pork

Trim fat from one 2- to 2 1/2-lb. boneless pork shoulder roast. Place meat in a 3 1/2- or 4-qt. slow cooker, cutting to fit if necessary. Add one portion Balsamic BBQ Simmer Sauce. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours or high 4 to 5 hours. Remove meat and shred using two forks. Skim fat from sauce; stir in shredded meat. Makes 8 (1/2-cup) servings.Per Serving: 223 calories, 22 g protein, 20 g carbohydrate, 6 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 17 g total sugar, 6% Vitamin A, 1% Vitamin C, 364 mg sodium, 3% calcium, 11% iron

Balsamic BBQ Beef

Trim fat from one 2- to 2 1/2-lb. boneless beef chuck pot roast. Place meat in a 3 1/2- or 4-qt. slow cooker, cutting to fit if necessary. Add one portion Balsamic BBQ Simmer Sauce. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours or high 4 to 5 hours. Remove meat and shred using two forks. Skim fat from sauce; stir in shredded meat. Makes 10 (1/2-cup) servings.Per Serving: 181 calories, 20 g protein, 16 g carbohydrate, 4 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 59 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 13 g total sugar, 5%Vitamin A, 1% Vitamin C, 299 mg sodium, 3% calcium, 12% iron

Nutrition Facts

43 calories; carbohydrates 11g; sugars 10g; vitamin a 164IU; vitamin c 0.8mg; niacin equivalents 0.3mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 1.9mcg; sodium 166mg; potassium 128mg; calcium 13mg; iron 0.3mg.
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