Bistro Beef Barbecue Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 8 hours


16 servings

Updated: Nov. 08, 2023
These zippy barbecue sandwiches make for fun late-summer dinners and are perfect for potluck gatherings, too. The coleslaw topping adds the perfect tangy crunch. —Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware
Bistro Beef Barbecue Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup picante sauce
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 beef sirloin tip roast (4 pounds)
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 16 kaiser rolls, split and toasted
  • 2 cups deli coleslaw


  1. Mix first nine ingredients. Cut roast in half; cut slits in roast and insert garlic. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Pour sauce over top. Cook, covered, on low until tender, 8-10 hours.
  2. Remove beef. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Shred meat with two forks; return to slow cooker and heat through. Serve on rolls with coleslaw.

Can you freeze Bistro Beef Barbecue Sandwiches?

Freeze cooled meat mixture and sauce in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally.

Health Tip: Beef sirloin tip roast is a lean cut that’s usually more affordable than other lean roasts like beef tenderloin or a top round roast.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 411 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 832mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.