Dilly Beef Sandwiches Recipe
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Dilly Beef Sandwiches Recipe

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"My younger sister, Jean, shared this recipe, which puts a twist of the traditional barbecue sandwich," writes Donna Blankenheim of Madison, Wisconsin. "As a busy mother of four, Jean never has much time to cook, but she does like to entertain. This crowd-pleaser, made in a convenient slow cooker, is perfect for our large family gatherings."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours + cooling
MAKES:10-12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours + cooling
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) whole dill pickles, undrained
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 10 to 12 hamburger buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 310 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 842 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 26 g protein.


  1. Cut roast in half and place in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Add pickles with juice, chili sauce and garlic. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until beef is tender.
  2. Discard pickles. Remove roast. When cool enough to handle, shred the meat. Return to the slow cooker and heat through. Using a slotted spoon, fill each bun with about 1/2 cup meat mixture. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Dilly Beef Sandwiches in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p8

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Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015

"Thanks for posting this! I found it years ago in one of the Taste of Living magazines and lost it. This is great for those who don't really care for 'sweet' BBQ!"

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"Very good and so easy."

Reviewed Jun. 15, 2012

"My soon to be mother in law made these, and it was spectacular!!!"

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"Just plain delicious."

Reviewed Aug. 12, 2011

"I love these!!!"

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