Shredded Barbecue Beef Sandwiches Recipe
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Shredded Barbecue Beef Sandwiches Recipe

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I like to serve these mouthwatering sandwiches with a side of coleslaw. The homemade barbeque sauce is exceptional…and it's wonderful for dipping! —Bunny Palmertree, Carrollton, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 hours
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 hours
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef broth, undiluted
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons steak sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 beef eye round roast (3-1/2 pounds), cut in half
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 16 sandwich buns, split
  • Dill pickle slices, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 370 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 963mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the first eight ingredients. Pour half of mixture into a 5-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle beef with salt; add to slow cooker and top with remaining broth mixture.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours or until meat is tender. Shred meat with two forks and return to slow cooker. Using a slotted spoon, place 1/2 cup beef mixture on each bun. Top with pickles if desired. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Shredded Beef Sandwiches in Country April/May 2008, p51

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"Husband had three-yes-three portions for dinner. I'd say that's a great recipe! Ingredients were easy to find/purchase and nice to have a dish that can cook all day and be ready for dinner."

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"The beef was excellent, with or without the buns. I might recommend skimming some of the fat from the sauce before storing for leftovers."

Reviewed Sep. 7, 2013

"This is my family's go to recipe for a busy night. Great flavor! Loved by all!"

Reviewed Mar. 7, 2011

"I don't have a sweet tooth by any means, but my husband & I found this to be slightly on the sour side. I ended up adding a little extra brown sugar & we both liked it much better that way the next day."

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2009

"The addition of dill pickles is what sets this one apart from many very good shredded beef sandwich recipes I have. This one will be added to the collection!"

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