Slow Cooker Ground Beef Barbecue Recipe

  • 3 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups ketchup
  1. Place ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook until brown, breaking up the meat as it cooks, about 15 minutes. Drain excess grease.
  2. Place the cooked meat, onion, garlic, celery, salt, black pepper, cider vinegar, mustard, brown sugar, and ketchup into a slow cooker, and stir to combine. Set the cooker on Low, and cook for 6 to 8 hours.