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Dilly Beef Sandwiches Recipe

Dilly Beef Sandwiches Recipe

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 YIELD:10-12 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
  • 10 to 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. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 310 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 842mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.

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[email protected] User ID: 8002122 230680
Reviewed 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!"

russie53 User ID: 5940463 29827
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"Very good and so easy."

tommypoo User ID: 1263135 82819
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2012

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

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 82818
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"Just plain delicious."

VB79 User ID: 5510798 17927
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2011

"I love these!!!"

cookbookmom User ID: 807408 58984
Reviewed 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."

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