Barbecued Beef

4 Lb. Boneless beef chuck
3 to 4 Cups Water
2 Tbsp. Butter or margarine
1/2 Cup Onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. Brown sugar
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1/2 Tsp. Dry mustard
1 Cup Ketchup
2 Tbsp. Cider or white distilled vinegar
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

Place meat and water in a large heavy saucepot. Simmer, covered, until tender, about 3 hours. Remove meat and reserve 1 cup of the beef broth. Cool and shred meat; set aside. In the same saucepot in which the meat was cooked, melt butter. Add onion; sauté until tender. Stir in sugar, salt, mustard, ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and the reserved 1 cup beef broth. Add shredded beef; mix gently. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.

Yield: 12 portions