Ultimate Crockpot Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

There’s nothing quite like the taste of slow-cooked barbecue beef. It’s tender, juicy, and packed with flavor. But what if I told you that you could achieve this deliciousness without slaving over a smoker all day? That’s right! With this easy crockpot barbecue beef sandwich recipe, you can enjoy mouthwatering barbecue beef with minimal effort. Perfect for family dinners, game day, or any time you crave something hearty and satisfying.

Why Use a Crockpot?
The crockpot is a lifesaver for busy cooks. It allows you to set it and forget it, freeing up your time for other activities. Plus, the slow cooking process ensures that the beef becomes incredibly tender and absorbs all the delicious flavors of the sauce. This recipe is perfect for those who want a taste of barbecue without the hassle.


For the Beef Roast:

• 3-4 lbs beef chuck roast
• 1 large onion, sliced
• 3 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 cup beef broth
• 1 cup barbecue sauce (store-bought or homemade)
• 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
• 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
• 1 tbsp brown sugar
• 1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp chili powder
• 1 tsp salt
• 1/2 tsp black pepper

For the Sandwich:

• 8 sandwich rolls or buns
• 1 cup coleslaw (optional)
• Extra barbecue sauce for serving


1. Prepare the Beef:
• Start by slicing your onion and mincing the garlic. These aromatic vegetables will add depth to the flavor of the beef as it cooks.
• Season the beef chuck roast with salt and pepper on all sides.
2. Assemble in the Crockpot:
• Place the sliced onions and minced garlic in the bottom of the crockpot.
• Pour in the beef broth, barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, and sprinkle in the brown sugar, smoked paprika, and chili powder. Stir everything together to combine.
• Place the seasoned beef roast on top of the onion mixture. Spoon some of the sauce over the top of the roast to ensure it is well-coated.
3. Cook the Beef:
• Cover the crockpot with the lid and set it to cook on low for 8-10 hours. The key here is low and slow to achieve that tender, pull-apart texture.
4. Shred the Beef:
• Once the cooking time is up, remove the beef from the crockpot and place it on a large cutting board. Using two forks, shred the beef into bite-sized pieces.
• Return the shredded beef to the crockpot and mix it with the sauce. Let it cook on low for an additional 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
5. Assemble the Sandwiches:
• Split the sandwich rolls or buns and toast them lightly if desired. This step adds a nice crunch to your sandwich.
• Pile the shredded barbecue beef onto the bottom halves of the rolls.
• Top with a generous spoonful of coleslaw if using, and drizzle with additional barbecue sauce for extra flavor.
• Place the top halves of the rolls on the sandwiches.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve these delightful sandwiches with your favorite sides like potato salad, baked beans, or corn on the cob. They also pair wonderfully with a cold, crisp pickle. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or a casual family dinner, these sandwiches are sure to be a hit!

Making barbecue beef sandwiches in a crockpot is a fantastic way to enjoy a classic dish with ease. The slow cooking process ensures that the beef is tender and flavorful, while the convenience of the crockpot means you can go about your day without worrying about dinner. Try this recipe for your next meal, and enjoy the rich, smoky flavors of barbecue without any hassle.

Happy cooking and even happier eating


Kayla Travis 


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