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Dilly Beef Sandwiches

My younger sister, Jean, shared this recipe with me. It puts a twist on the traditional barbecue sandwich, and it has been proven to be a crowd-pleaser. Plus, it's incredibly convenient to make in the slow cooker. —Donna Blankenheim, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • ccunningham
    Aug 4, 2015

    Thanks for posting this! I found it years ago in one of the Taste of Living magazines and lost it. This is great for those who don't really care for 'sweet' BBQ!

  • s_pants
    Jul 9, 2013

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  • russie53
    Jun 5, 2013

    Very good and so easy.

  • tommypoo
    Jun 15, 2012

    My soon to be mother in law made these, and it was spectacular!!!

  • bjsilve0
    Oct 28, 2011

    Just plain delicious.

  • VB79
    Aug 12, 2011

    I love these!!!

  • Mspoppy
    Jul 15, 2009

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  • cookbookmom
    May 31, 2009

    This was amazingly good. I can't even eat dill pickles normally. My husband rates this as the best way to eat shredded beef.

  • dsullie12
    May 29, 2009

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  • Aboo
    Oct 7, 2008

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