Braised Cranberry-Barbecue Beef Sandwiches



16 servings (serving size: 1 bun and about 1/3 cup beef mixture)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 295
Caloriesfromfat 21 %
Fat 7 g
Satfat 2.4 g
Monofat 2.3 g
Polyfat 1.6 g
Protein 24.7 g
Carbohydrate 33.6 g
Fiber 1.7 g
Cholesterol 56 mg
Iron 3.4 mg
Sodium 517 mg
Calcium 67 mg


1 cup less-sodium beef broth
1/4 cup instant minced onion
2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper
1 (4-pound) boneless chuck roast, trimmed
1 cup sweet hickory smoke barbecue sauce (such as Bull's-Eye)
1 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
16 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns


Combine first 3 ingredients in a Dutch oven. Add beef; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 3 hours or until very tender, turning beef occasionally. Remove beef from pan. Reserve 2 cups cooking liquid; discard remaining cooking liquid. Shred beef with 2 forks. Return shredded beef to pan. Add reserved cooking liquid, barbecue sauce, and cranberry sauce; stir well. Cook over medium-low heat 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve beef mixture on buns.