Maple Barbeque Beef

(Linda Bissell Pasky) 
This is a "10" in our family
325°-350°F. for 3-4 hours


  • 1 cup chopped celery (chopped onions if desired)
  • 2 Tablespoons vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup (I use 1/4 to 1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup ketchup (may add a little more)
  • 4 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (I use a Tablespoon)
  • 1-1/2 cups water


Mix and place above mixture over a browned and seared 3-4 pound beef roast in a covered dish. The mixture is very watery and should cover the top of the roast by 1-2 inches, add more water if needed.

I add a cup each of celery and onions.  A chuck roast works great. 

We use our iron skillets with a heavy lid but tin foil works well as long as it fits tightly.

Add a side of real mashed potatoes, side of vegetables, Italian bread and you will enjoy a great meal.  The mixture thickens as it cooks leaving a tasty and delicious sauce for the potatoes. Enjoy!!!

Cooked this recipe since 1979
Debby Bissell

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