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Easy Pulled Beef

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Easy Pulled Beef is a simple, yet delicious, dairy free dish.

Make it from fresh or leftover meat, such as brisket, pot roast… or chuck roast.

Pulled beef sandwich on a sub roll, cut in two, on wooden cutting board on white wood background

This Easy Pulled Beef recipe is a delicious fill for a sandwich. Just take your cooked beef, mix in the ingredients, heat and voila!

A typical meal for Jewish holidays is brisket. Leftover brisket is a perfect meat for this Easy 2-ingredient Pulled Beef recipe!

Makes a great lunch or dinner. Bring to work or along on a picnic. Have while watching a game.

Delicious anytime!

Want to have pulled beef with even more flavor ? Try: Easy 2-ingredient Pulled Beef or Easy Shredded Beef From Brisket

Did you know that beef has nutrition benefits? Well, it does!

A little of my cooking background

I really wanted to title this blog “If I can make it, anyone can”, because – honestly – if I can make it, anyone can.

I never really liked cooking and when I was single, a meal for me meant grilled cheese, eggs, tuna, or something else that didn’t require effort or time.

When my kids were young, I was still able to get away with preparing only a small variety of easy meals, but the older they got, the more dishes I learned to make at their request.

Still, I insisted on keeping it simple.

Honestly, I never understood why some cooks unnecessarily complicate meals. I have seen recipes that have several ingredients that don’t really seem to add much, if anything, to the dish. So, why bother?

It has always been important to me that whoever eats at my table will have plenty to enjoy and that includes my kids (I never agreed with the “You will eat what is served or you won’t eat” ideology) and, because I keep it simple, I can prepare a variety of dishes in a relatively short period of time.

I have a philosophy regarding being a great cook: Prepare food according to the tastes of those who will be eating it and they will love your cooking!

As far as I am concerned, start with the basic ingredients that make the dish what it is, adapt according to taste, and voila! you are an amazing cook!

The bottom line is that while there are certainly delicate recipes out there for specialty dishes, making delicious meals doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming. It’s not difficult to impress – just make sure it tastes good.

While some of the recipes on my blog are more time-consuming than others, they are all tried and true easy-shmeezy!

Of course, one always has to consider the conditions under which they cook. Weather (humidity, heat, cold), different types of ovens, different quality of pots, etc. – all of which can affect your cooking and baking.

Nevertheless, as I said, if I can do it, anyone can!

A little about pulled beef (or shredded beef)

This dish can be found in many cultures, with a variety of ways to prepare it. There is Cuban and Spanish (Ropa Vieja), Mexican, Texan, Southern (which is normally from pork), etc.

It is a great way to use beef, such as brisket, pot roast, and chuck roast, especially if they are leftovers from another meal.

Easy Pulled Beef uses minimal ingredients, including barbecue sauce to shorten the preparation process, but feel free to add your own spices, sauces, and flavors.

The brown sugar makes it sweet, but if you don’t like that, leave it out.

Easy Pulled Beef can be eaten plain on a plate, but eating it in a sandwich enhances the experience.

Yield: 4

Easy Pulled Beef

Pulled beef sandwich, cut in two, on wooden cutting board on white wood background

Delicious and simple, dairy fee, pulled beef.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 lb cooked brisket (or other stringy beef, such as pot roast or chuck roast)
  • 4 ounces BBQ sauce
  • 2 tbsp wine (any kind)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar (or to taste)
  • 1 tbsp Italian dressing (optional - if barbecue sauce already has vinegar, you may want to omit)


  1. Pull apart beef into thick strings and place in pot.
  2. Mix barbeque sauce, wine, brown sugar, and Italian dressing (if desired) in a bowl and pour over meat in pot
  3. Heat on medium flame mixing occasionally until meat is smothered in sauce and is hot.
  4. Serve in roll or on bread (suggestion).

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 412Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 384mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 33g

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