4-Ingredient Crock Pot Beef or Pork Barbecue

Shredded Beef
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 8 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yield: 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
468 Calories
16g Fat
33g Carbs
45g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 468
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 922mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 45g
Calcium 52mg 4%
*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.)

Crockpot recipes are easy and delicious options for anyone with just not enough time to cook. Just throw the ingredients in the crockpot and forget about for several hours! This recipe is extremely versatile: It's up to you! Use beef, chicken, pork, or other meat in this easy slow cooker barbecue recipe.


  • 2 pounds beef chuck (or pork shoulder, or 3 pounds boneless chicken thighs)
  • 1 large onion, cut into chunks
  • salt and pepper (to taste, or a seasoned salt or grill blend)
  • 1 (16 oz) bottle barbecue sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. Cut the meat or chicken into cubes.

  2. Season meat with salt and pepper or a seasoning blend, as desired. Transfer to the slow cooker.

  3. Sprinkle the onions over the meat.

  4. Pour the barbecue sauce over the onion layer.

  5. Cover the pot and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours, or until the meat is tender enough to shred.