Dilly Beef Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours + cooling


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 27, 2023
My younger sister shared this recipe with me. It puts a twist on the traditional barbecue sandwich and is a proven crowd-pleaser. Plus, it's incredibly convenient to make in the slow cooker. —Donna Blankenheim, Madison, Wisconsin
Dilly Beef Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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
  • 12 hamburger buns, split
  • Giardiniera, optional


  1. Cut roast in half and place in a 5-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. If desired, top meat with giardiniera.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 332 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 863mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein.