Slow-Cooked Barbecued Beef Sandwiches Recipe
- 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
- 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.
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.
1 sandwich (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 458 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 1,052 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein.
Reviews for Slow-Cooked Barbecued Beef Sandwiches
"Really tasty. I would do it again."
"Love the BBQ sauce for this. I've used it for both beef and pork."
"I used Stubb's Sticky Sweet and added jalapenos and onions and some fresh garlic. Super good."
"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!"
"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."
"Husband approved....I didn't use the liquid smoke, didn't have Dijon mustard, used regular mustard, added a little chopped onion,,,,very good."
"This was a hit! I used spicy ketchup to give it a little kick."
"Big hit with family. Both husband and son gave it a thumbs up! Did not use mustard - hate it! Or liquid smoke. Very good."
"This is always a favorite! Here is my blog post on it: http://heatskitchen.com/2015/08/23/barbecue-beef-sandwiches/"
"Easy and Good. The house has a nice aroma while the beef is cooking in the crock pot."
"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."
"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!"
"Great flavor. Juicy and tender. Reheats well."
"Mmm so good! I definitely recommend the liquid smoke. Perfect with pickled onions!"
"This was awesome!"
"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! ."
"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."
"Very tasty, just make sure to not over cook...mine took less than 8 hours in a 4 quart slow cooker."
"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!!!"
"Wonderful recipe for BBQ sandwiches. Makes plenty of leftovers too!"
"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."
"Wonderful and turned out perfect."
"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."
"Easy to make. Beef turned out tasty and juicy."
"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!"
"It sounds very good, so I'll give ti a 5 star."
"Very good! :)"
"This was very good but I do wish the sauce was a little more tangy or spicy."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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!!"
"this receipe got raves from my people."
"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!!"
"This one's a winner - easy, with ingredients I already had on hand. My family loved this for dinner tonight."
"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"
"BEST SERVED THE SOUTHERN WAY WITH BAKED BEANS AND COLESLAW. CAN'T BE ALY BETTER THAN THAT."
"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."
"used no salt as am low salt diet and there is enough salt in the other ingredients. Works great with hunters meats also."
"I doubled the liquid smoke the 2nd time I made it and it really intensified the flavor. Delicious!"
"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."
"Yummy nice easy bbq beef recipe. Would be great to bring to parties but would have to be doubled."
"Very easy and flavorful, the kids and my husband said make it again."
"I used a pork roast and made pulled pork sandwiches, also very good!"
"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."
"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."