Grandma Wooly's Beef Barbecue
Some barbecue is served with a side of pickles. Grandma Wooly tossed pickling spices right in with the meaty beef chuck.
Why This Recipe Works
Don’t let the simplicity of the ingredients fool you; the deep flavors of the finished Grandma Wooly’s Beef Barbecue are complex and varied.
We tied the pickling spice in cheesecloth to make a spice bag. This let the flavors from the spice permeate the meat and sauce without having to incorporate the spice directly into the mixture. Dry mustard and cider vinegar gave this sandwich some extra tang and set it apart from similar recipes.
Braising the meat for several hours transformed the generally tough beef chuck into tender, juicy shredded beef.