Crockpot Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

Shredded barbecue beef roast on a sandwich

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 9 hrs
Total: 9 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
475 Calories
26g Fat
19g Carbs
43g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 475
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 141mg 47%
Sodium 795mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 687mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These easy barbecue beef sandwiches are made with a tender chuck roast slow-cooked to perfection. A combination of ketchup, mustard, vinegar, and brown sugar make a fabulous homemade barbecue sauce for the beef. If you're short on time or ingredients, use a commercial barbecue sauce. 

Pile the shredded beef onto toasted slider buns or full-size sandwich buns, and serve them with extra barbecue sauce.


Steps to Make It

  1. Place the beef roast in the crockery insert of the slow cooker. If the roast is quite large, cut it in half or into quarters.

  2. In a bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir to blend thoroughly then pour over the roast.

  3. Cover the pot, and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.

  4. Remove the roast, and shred the beef, discarding excess fat. Return the beef to the slow cooker, and stir to coat well with the sauce.

  5. Spoon the shredded barbecue beef over toasted sandwich buns, and serve with your favorite barbecue sauce, if desired.

Recipe Variations

  • Eliminate the sauce ingredients, and use 2 cups of commercial barbecue sauce of your choice. Reserve some sauce for serving.
  • Add two cups of sliced onion (about one medium onion) to the slow cooker before adding the roast.