Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches are a staple around here!  Beef is cooked in a flavorful homemade barbecue sauce in the crock pot all day.  Once fork tender, the beef is shredded and piled high on crusty rolls with a coleslaw mix & cheddar cheese.  I don’t add any sauce to my coleslaw mix but you can certainly use your favorite Classic Coleslaw as a topper.

This is the perfect meal to serve to a crowd because once cooked it can be kept on warm in the slow cooker so it’s ready when you are!

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Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches in homemade barbecue sauce! Beef is cooked perfectly tender in the crock pot, shredded and piled high on crusty rolls. This is the perfect meal to serve to a crowd!

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Not only are these Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches a crowd pleaser they’re really easy to make! The great thing cooking meat in a slow cooker is that the less expensive cuts of meat tenderize the best and don’t dry out (which is why pulled pork is always so good in the slow cooker)!  The low and slow cooking method gives you beef so tender you can easily shared it with a fork.

If you check your meat and it isn’t yet tender, it likely needs more time.  I try not to open the slow cooker while it’s on all day to keep the heat in but shortly before serving I always check the beef to make sure it’s on track.  Keep in mind that you will want your slow cooker about 1/2 to 3/4 full.    This was cooked in a 4qt slow cooker, I used to cook in a much larger slow cooker but have found that I get the best results keeping the slow cooker just over 1/2 full.  (Find lots of great slow cooker tips here).

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches in homemade barbecue sauce! Beef is cooked perfectly tender in the crock pot, shredded and piled high on crusty rolls. This is the perfect meal to serve to a crowd!

This recipe uses chili sauce which is not spicy… it’s a delicious sauce similar to a flavorful zesty ketchup (and can usually be found in the same area as the ketchup at the store).  I use it to top meatloaf (mixed 50/50 with ketchup) and I add it 50/50 to store bought barbecue sauce for the BEST ever bbq sauce perfect for ribs and chicken.  It makes it a little bit less sweet and zesty plus it’s full of flavor!

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches in homemade barbecue sauce! Beef is cooked perfectly tender in the crock pot, shredded and piled high on crusty rolls. This is the perfect meal to serve to a crowd!

Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

* Slow Cooker * Chili Sauce * Molasses *

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches are a staple around here!  Beef is cooked in a flavorful homemade barbecue sauce in the crock pot all day.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 boneless chuck roast (approx 4-5 lbs)
  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/4 cup minced white onion
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
  • salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
  • rolls & slaw for serving

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients except rolls & slaw in the slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is fork tender.
  3. Remove beef from the slow cooker and shred with a fork.
  4. Skim any fat off of the liquid and add beef back into the sauce. Cook an additional 20-30 minutes.
  5. Serve on rolls with slaw.

Notes:

Note: Once you add beef back into the sauce, this can be kept on warm in the slow cooker.

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Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches in homemade barbecue sauce! Beef is cooked perfectly tender in the crock pot, shredded and piled high on crusty rolls. This is the perfect meal to serve to a crowd!

Holly Nilsson

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

12 comments on “Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches”

  1. This looks too good to be true!

    I can’t wait to try this as it’s got three of my favorite food groups – brown sugar, molasses, and Worcestershire sauce in it. Seriously, I can drink Worcestershire sauce straight up out of the bottle! LOL

    Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. I usually make slow cooker BBQ pork. I should definitely give this recipe a try next time. It looks absolutely delicious!!

  3. Holly,

    I love a good BBQ recipe. Fantastic idea to use a slow cooker. Love finding new ways to use my crockpot!

  4. I love my slow cooker …and you’re right, leave the lid closed …. but it’s oohh sooo hardddd! No peeking! sigh.

    BBQ beef is a favorite at my house, I’ll be trying your recipe!

  5. I love an easy and delicious crock pot meal and this one looks nothing short of perfection! Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to try it!

  6. What a gorgeous looking sandwich! Can’t wait to try it! Beautiful pics!!

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