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Shredded Barbecue Beef Sandwiches


  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef broth, undiluted
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons steak sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 beef eye round roast (3-1/2 pounds), cut in half
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 16 sandwich buns, split
  • Dill pickle slices, optional


  • 1. In a small bowl, whisk the first 8 ingredients. Pour half of mixture into a 5-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle beef with salt; add to slow cooker and top with remaining broth mixture.
  • 2. Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours or until meat is tender. Shred meat with 2 forks and return to slow cooker. Using a slotted spoon, place 1/2 cup beef mixture on each bun. Top with pickles if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 370 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 963mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.


Average Rating: 4.363636
  • Grant
    Jul 13, 2019
    This is a great recipe, super easy to follow. I made it keto by omitting the and bbq sauce. I didn't have ketchup so I used passata and added some balsamic, ground pepper and star anise and a red chilli. I tried stevia based sweetener to offset the sharpness, but it needs a little more sweetness so on reheating I'll add some rice malt syrup which is a healthy alternative to sugar to little sweetness a bit. Thanks heaps for the recipe. It was my first slow cooker Beef effort and it came out fantastic.
  • JGa2595176
    Jan 9, 2016

    Husband had three-yes-three portions for dinner. I'd say that's a great recipe! Ingredients were easy to find/purchase and nice to have a dish that can cook all day and be ready for dinner.

  • jsroselle
    Dec 31, 1969

    The beef was excellent, with or without the buns. I might recommend skimming some of the fat from the sauce before storing for leftovers.

  • CherylTT4
    Sep 7, 2013

    This is my family's go to recipe for a busy night. Great flavor! Loved by all!

  • Lori Kostecki
    Mar 7, 2011
    I don't have a sweet tooth by any means, but my husband & I found this to be slightly on the sour side. I ended up adding a little extra brown sugar & we both liked it much better that way the next day.
  • Lynnette68
    Nov 19, 2009

    The addition of dill pickles is what sets this one apart from many very good shredded beef sandwich recipes I have. This one will be added to the collection!

  • rajet
    Oct 14, 2009

    Yes it is great

  • briandean
    Dec 31, 1969

    This has a nice flavor, not too bold or overwhelming. It's even better the next day for lunch.

  • ng2cook
    Dec 31, 1969

     Thank you!

  • kathihanson
    Dec 31, 1969

    Some people do like salt. I would add it.

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