This was excellent crock pot barbecued beef! All I did was to put big cubes (~2-3 inches) of chuck roast in the crock pot, add a sliced sweet onion, a little garlic powder and a shake of liquid smoke. Then I poured on a bottle of regular supermarket barbecue sauce (KC Masterpiece Original in this case). Set it on low to cook while I was at work all day.
I came home to a fragrant bubbly stew that was done to perfection. A toasted Kaiser roll was all that was needed to complete one of the most satisfying meals I’ve had from my crock pot. And a ton of leftovers, too, some of which was frozen.