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Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches

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These Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches are perfect for a summer cookout or to bring to a potluck. This pulled beef recipe is easy to prepare and slow cooks all day to perfection.

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Have I mentioned to you that I love my slow cooker? I do.  It’s true.  It’s been one of those weeks where I need to have easy planned meals so that I can concentrate on the tasks to be accomplished. One of those tasks was to clean out the deep freezer.  Not a task I enjoy.  It’s really more organizing than cleaning out, rearranging everything so I can take inventory and see what I might need to buy.  I found a beef roast in the midst of the mess I was creating in completing this reorganization.  I knew exactly what I was going to have for dinner the next night – BBQ Pulled Beef Sandwiches and this Creamy Coleslaw. Another delicious side to serve with these sandwiches is this Old-Fashioned Three Bean Salad.

This recipe is also a perfect one to add to today’s #OurFamilyTable’s theme of Best BBQ Recipes. Our Facebook group of foodies got together to share our favorites today. Check them out at the end of this post.

This recipe that I made makes the most delicious pulled beef sandwiches. Whether you serve these tasty sandwiches on hearty hard rolls or mini burger buns, you cannot go wrong.

If you prefer to make a homemade BBQ sauce, this is recipe is definitely one to make. It turns out great every time.

slow cooker bbq beef shredded and piled into a bun.


  • beef chuck roast
  • onion
  • garlic
  • bbq sauce
  • rolls


I’ve made these BBQ beef sandwiches several times and we’re never disappointed. Sometimes I will brown the roast before putting it in the slow cooker, other times, like this one, I just did the dump and go method.

First thing I do is spray the inside of the slow cooker with non-stick spray – helps with cleanup. Season roast with salt and pepper. Then place the roast (trimmed of all visible fat) in the slow cooker, top with chopped onion and minced garlic.

roast with onions in slow cooker

Pour your bottle of BBQ sauce over the roast.

roast with bbq sauce ready to slow cook

Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours. Shredded the meat with a fork and give it a good stir in the sauce. Cover again and cook for another hour. If you want to cook this on high do so for about 4-5 hours and then shred the meat and cook another hour.

Pile the beef filling into buns and serve with coleslaw or your choice of side.

BBQ beef sandwich with coleslaw on blue plate
BBQ beef sandwich with coleslaw on blue plate

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches

These Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches are perfect for a summer cookout or to bring to a potluck. This pulled beef recipe is easy to prepare!
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Keyword: bbq, bbq beef sandwiches, beef roast, crock pot, pulled beef, Slow cooker, slow cooker bbq beef sandwiches
Author: Lisa Kerhin


For the roast

  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 – 3 1/2 lbs beef chuck roast trimmed of fat
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bottle (18 ounces) Sweet Baby Rays sweet and spicy BBQ sauce
  • Hard Rolls


For the roast

  • Spray crockpot with non-stick spray.
  • Season roast with salt and pepper and place in bottom of slow cooker.
  • Top with onion and garlic.
  • Pour over the bottle of BBQ sauce.
  • Cover and continue to cook on low** for 6-7 hours. Shred meat with fork and stir back into sauce. Cover again and cook one more hour before serving. Pile filling into rolls.
  • **If you prefer to cook beef on high, do so for 4-5 hours and then shred. Cook another hour.

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slow cooker bbq beef shredded and piled into a bun.

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  1. Let the slow cooker do all the work! We are big Bay Ray’s fans here too, especially when you use it like this to flavor the meat and soak up it’s flavor at the same time.