Slow Cooker Shredded Beef

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours


14-16 servings

Updated: Oct. 14, 2022
"Our family loves these tasty shredded beef sandwiches with their mild barbecue flavor," writes Fran Frerichs from Gurley, Nebraska. The recipe makes a lot, so it's a nice choice for parties.
Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 medium green peppers, diced
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 14 to 16 sandwich buns, split


  1. In a 6-qt. slow cooker, combine the beef, green peppers and onions. In a small bowl, combine tomato paste, brown sugar, vinegar, chili powder, salt, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Stir into meat mixture. Cover and cook on high for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Skim fat from cooking juices. Shred beef, using two forks. With a slotted spoon, place about 1/2 cup beef mixture on each bun.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 285 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 574mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein.