3lb.(up to 4 lbs.) chuck roasttrimmed and cut into 3 inch pieces
1 cup water
1teaspoonapple cider vinegar
1yellow onion cut into 8 pieces
½cupstore bought BBQ Sauce
1 ½tablespoonbrown sugar
buns or bread, bbq sauce, and favorite bbq sandwich toppings (like pickles and/or coleslaw)
Pat your chuck roast dry with a paper towel and trim of any large pieces of white fat and discard. Cut the remaining beef into 3 inch pieces.
In a small bowl mix the BBQ seasoning together.Pro Tip- make sure all the brown sugar chunks are broken up before moving on.
Remove 2 tablespoon of the seasoning and set aside for after cooking.
Sprinkle the remaining seasoning over the trimmed and cut beef pieces. Press the seasoning into the beef.
Pour the water, vinegar and Worcestershire in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Add the cut onions.
Place the seasoned beef on top of the onions.
Set to cook for 45 minutes on high pressure. Do a 10 minute natural release and then finish with a quick release.
Remove the beef from the Instant Pot and shred with two forks (also include the onions if you like). Pro Tip: do this on a rimmed baking sheet to contain any juices. You can discard the liquid at the bottom of the pot, it can tend to be greasy.
Sprinkle with half of the reserved seasoning and toss. Give it a taste and see if you want additional seasoning.
Toss with the ½ cup BBQ Sauce and serve!
Pile your Shredded BBQ Beef on top of a bun and add all your favorite toppings.(some good toppings are coleslaw, onions, cheese, onion rings, pickles, and/or pepperoncini's.)
Keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Or keep in the freezer in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months.To reheat, thaw in the fridge overnight and warm through in the microwave or skillet.
No Instant Pot: You can make this recipe in your oven or crock pot, just pop over to this recipe for Shredded BBQ Beef.Tips to Remember:
Trim any large white fat pieces from your beef.
Make sure there are no chunks of brown sugar in your seasoning.
Coat the beef really well with the seasoning and mop up any that falls off the beef.
Reserve some of the BBQ seasoning to do a second round of seasoning after cooking - so much flavor!!