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Slow-Cooked Barbecued Beef Sandwiches Recipe

Slow-Cooked Barbecued Beef Sandwiches Recipe

Chuck roast makes delicious shredded beef sandwiches after simmering in a rich, homemade sauce all day. The meat is tender and juicy and takes minutes to prepare for a weeknight dinner or potluck. —Tatina Smith, San Angelo, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 8-1/4 hours YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds)
  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 sandwich buns, split
  • Sliced onions, dill pickles and pickled jalapenos, optional

Directions

  • 1. Cut roast in half and place in a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, liquid smoke if desired and seasonings. Pour over beef.
  • 2. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender. Remove meat; cool slightly. Skim fat from cooking liquid.
  • 3. Shred beef with two forks; return to the slow cooker. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until heated through. Using a slotted spoon, place 1/2 cup on each bun. Serve with onions, pickles and jalapenos if desired.
    Freeze option: Place individual portions of cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, gently stirring and adding a little broth / water if necessary. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 458 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 1052mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein.

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Barbara from AZ User ID: 8930690 253906
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2016

"Wonderful recipe! I place two onions, sliced, in the bottom of the crock pot before I put the meat in. I also use about 1 cup barbecue sauce and 1/2 cup of ketchup. Makes great sandwiches served alongside coleslaw and beans. A real keeper!"

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DD75 User ID: 8891963 250299
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2016

"Great recipe. I put ketchup, mayo and pickles on my sandwiches...they were fantastic."

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chefheidi18 User ID: 8210724 245654
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2016

"Really tasty. I would do it again."

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dbeauche User ID: 4406338 243779
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2016

"Love the BBQ sauce for this. I've used it for both beef and pork."

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firemoongypsy User ID: 8130424 237772
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2015

"I used Stubb's Sticky Sweet and added jalapenos and onions and some fresh garlic. Super good."

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Shoes58 User ID: 2519954 233335
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2015

"very good. Met expectations. Next time will add some spice (maybe cayenne) as it was a bit mild for our tastes.Slow cooking is a wonderful thing in some cases, and this is one of them!"

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Julia Kristine User ID: 5293668 232981
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2015

"This was delicious, my meat was just a smidge under 3 lbs rather than over, did it exactly as written in recipe, served on rolls, my husband put Mancini mild Giardiniera on his, kind of a mixture of onions, peppers, carrots etc. Made enough for 4-6 people, I froze some and put some aside for a lunch for husband. Coleslaw may have made a nice addition, like with pulled pork. Let meat cool, put disposable gloves on and shred away, easier than fork, you can pull all the fat off, chuck tends to be tasty, but fatty. Messy to eat was my only complaint."

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lucretiawebb User ID: 3028461 232698
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015

"Husband approved....I didn't use the liquid smoke, didn't have Dijon mustard, used regular mustard, added a little chopped onion,,,,very good."

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ktype User ID: 4188985 232551
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2015

"This was a hit! I used spicy ketchup to give it a little kick."

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KTMJ User ID: 7417335 232335
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2015

"Big hit with family. Both husband and son gave it a thumbs up! Did not use mustard - hate it! Or liquid smoke. Very good."

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heatskitchen User ID: 8366358 231742
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2015

"This is always a favorite! Here is my blog post on it: http://heatskitchen.com/2015/08/23/barbecue-beef-sandwiches/"

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Inthekitchn User ID: 2535970 227024
Reviewed May. 27, 2015

"Easy and Good. The house has a nice aroma while the beef is cooking in the crock pot."

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Forthrast User ID: 8230109 218864
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2015

"This, with some minor modifications, came out fantastic. My chuck roast fit in the bottom of my 6-qt slow cooker, so I didn't bother to cut it in half. After cooking and allowing it to cool but before shredding, I removed the gelatinous fat and gristle from the roast. I used chili Sauce -- which helpfully comes in 1 1/2 cup bottles -- instead of ketchup, doubled the garlic powder and added a half teaspoon of onion powder as well. Also, after straining the sauce and skimming off the fat with a gravy separator, I added a 6 oz can of tomato paste to thicken the mixture."

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Tivadoc User ID: 8216175 218050
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2015

"Enjoyed by all and will definitely make this again. I put the cooked chuck roast chunks in the stand mixer and turned it into "pulled pork" in a few seconds. No more forks for me!"

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jchockley User ID: 6742397 217504
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"Great flavor. Juicy and tender. Reheats well."

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DelaneyH User ID: 7243385 125945
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

"Mmm so good! I definitely recommend the liquid smoke. Perfect with pickled onions!"

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CeeKerr User ID: 7951694 184756
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2014

"This was awesome!"

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rondopat User ID: 7920442 125944
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2014

"I used a rump roast but next time I will use a chuck. I think a little fat from a chuck would be even tastier It was very, very good though. Everyone loved it. The diced jalapenos was a great idea! ."

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joycerm53 User ID: 703299 117706
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2014

"This is a keeper. I have been making this since it was first published. Works great with the chuck roast as written but also with a boneless pork roast or even boneless chicken thighs- just cook the chicken a shorter period of time."

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Igraine32 User ID: 7006585 182900
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2014

"Bomb diggedy"

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s_pants User ID: 174050 100984
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2014

"Very tasty, just make sure to not over cook...mine took less than 8 hours in a 4 quart slow cooker."

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KimmyDee User ID: 6882068 166057
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2014

"This is one my family's favorites all the way down to the pickles and jalapenos (in the picture.) I love to serve this up with coleslaw and sweet tea. I have also used a 4lb boneless pork roast. Delish!!!"

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Moonbeam81 User ID: 6987090 166055
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2014

"Wonderful recipe for BBQ sandwiches. Makes plenty of leftovers too!"

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 144946
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2014

"Five stars describes this recipe perfectly! It takes chuck roast up a notch with this sweet and tangy sauce. Sometimes, kids liked it so much they skipped the bun altogether choosing to put large chunks of beef and sauce on plate alone. Makes a good amount for large family dinner. Pleanty of sauce to go around."

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dcasper93 User ID: 5324169 144945
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2013

"Wonderful and turned out perfect."

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parksville User ID: 1598935 184470
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013 Edited Nov. 23, 2013

"Made this recipe as is. Trimmed the fat from a 3-3/4 lb sirloin tip roast down to 3-1/4 lbs., cut into four chunks, seasoned in flour, pepper & salt, seared. Cooked on low for 7 hours, it fell apart and was easy to shred. Returned shredded beef to sauce in slow cooker for 1/2 hour on high to reheat. Served w/ onion buns from Albertson's which are very tasty. Not sure I'd make again unless I spiced it up a bit more as we found the taste somewhat bland."

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MmeBlaise User ID: 1081390 186429
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013

"Easy to make. Beef turned out tasty and juicy."

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kt72 User ID: 7348211 186427
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2013

"Yum."

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janethil User ID: 3730637 125942
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2013

"This is great recipe when you're having a casual get together and want to have food prepared ahead of time and available that folks can serve themselves throughout the day. We like to top it with some cole slaw. Yum!"

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grandmother 6 User ID: 5603310 117705
Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"It sounds very good, so I'll give ti a 5 star."

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sd20 User ID: 5560294 115313
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2012

"Very good! :)"

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mrichards1993 User ID: 5891468 100983
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2012

"This was very good but I do wish the sauce was a little more tangy or spicy."

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agwife User ID: 5636564 166054
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2012

"This recipe was great and easy. I used a sirloin tip roast and it worked great. It made a lot for just our family of four, but I wanted to try it before I made it for my son's birthday party. It freezes well too."

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edithnc User ID: 2794019 106574
Reviewed May. 8, 2012

"This is goingto be one of my "go to"recipes from now on. I used a spicy BBQ sauce that I wont use next time but it still was delcious, My husband loved it."

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 184754
Reviewed Feb. 29, 2012

"This was a very good bbq recipe. Entire family agreed very close 2nd to a favorite pork recipe. The pickles, pickled jalapenos, and onions were superb toppings."

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pedmonds1 User ID: 6129466 186426
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"I also used a bottom round roast since that was all I had available. This recipe came out excellent! Definitely the best bbq beef recipe I have tried. I can't wait to make it again!!"

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mary klug User ID: 4997965 183266
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"this receipe got raves from my people."

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debrad05 User ID: 5736805 166052
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

"Too salty"

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cookoholic User ID: 2051868 125941
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

"This is a definite keeper! I subbed Gulden's spicy brown mustard for the Dijon, but that's the only change I made. Wonderful flavor!!"

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valreads User ID: 167875 115312
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"This one's a winner - easy, with ingredients I already had on hand. My family loved this for dinner tonight."

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aglennon User ID: 6427504 101116
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"The family is very picky, especially with crockpot recipes, but they loved this one! We even made burritos out of it the next day. YUM YUM"

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WARSAWSHIRLEY User ID: 743040 144943
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"BEST SERVED THE SOUTHERN WAY WITH BAKED BEANS AND COLESLAW. CAN'T BE ALY BETTER THAN THAT."

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mkear User ID: 3581438 101114
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"This is really excellent. My husband, who says he doesn't like barbecue loves this. It is easy to make because you just throw everything in the crockpot and forget it."

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SAMUEL90 User ID: 5743003 101102
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"EXCELENT"

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fowa User ID: 4679668 171399
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"used no salt as am low salt diet and there is enough salt in the other ingredients. Works great with hunters meats also."

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AVacca08 User ID: 5989469 171398
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

"I doubled the liquid smoke the 2nd time I made it and it really intensified the flavor. Delicious!"

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jakjak2012 User ID: 6104511 186425
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"I'm sure there are a million ways to make this dish, but this recipe is a great, easy way to prepare BBQ beef. My fiancée loved it. I think next time I might add a little bit of bourbon to the sauce mixture and maybe a little bit of hot pepper sauce for some extra spice."

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laura70 User ID: 10385 166051
Reviewed May. 23, 2011

"Yummy nice easy bbq beef recipe. Would be great to bring to parties but would have to be doubled."

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cindyost User ID: 2125334 144941
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"Very easy and flavorful, the kids and my husband said make it again."

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ellen401 User ID: 3573513 101088
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2011

"I used a pork roast and made pulled pork sandwiches, also very good!"

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jen k User ID: 1977993 144939
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"delicious"

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chances51 User ID: 5285117 166049
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2010

"I believe I actually used a bottom round roast as that is what I had available, but my husband just told me a few minutes ago it was one of the best things I have ever made. We've been married for over 25 years!!!! It was like Sloppy Joes without the greasy hamburger."

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char04 User ID: 2958136 184469
Reviewed May. 30, 2010

"I used ground beef instead of a chuck roast. I made this for a Memorial Day gathering. It turned out wonderful. The liquid smoke gives the flavor of cooking on the fire. I will make this again."

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