Gourmet Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours 5 min.


12 sandwiches

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
These beef sandwiches were a tradition in my family on winter vacations after a long day of snow skiing, but they're a hit anytime we make them. Serving the savory barbecue beef on croissants with melty provolone cheese makes the sandwiches a little more special. —Katie Anderson, Vancouver, Washington
Gourmet Barbecue Beef Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 1 beef rump roast or bottom round roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 12 croissants, split
  • 12 slices provolone cheese
  • Optional: Tomato slices, lettuce leaves and red onion slices


  1. Rub roast with salt and pepper. Place in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove roast; cool slightly. Skim fat from cooking juices. Slice beef; return beef and cooking juices to slow cooker. Add barbecue sauce; heat through. Place croissant bottoms on a baking sheet; top with cheese. Broil 4-6 in. from heat until cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes. Top with beef. If desired, serve with optional toppings. Replace croissant tops.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Mix and match toppings for different takes on this slow-cooked sandwich. Try pepper jack cheese with french-fried onions or sharp cheddar with slaw.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 sandwich: 511 calories, 25g fat (13g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 805mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 33g protein.