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Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

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Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Sandwiches are perfect for this month’s Virgo picnic meal. I served beef for last year’s Cooking with Astrology “Virgo” meal, but I decided to keep the same protein this year as well because these sandwiches needed to happen. I might change things up next year, but you just never know.

barbecue beef sandwich with a side of potato salad on a white plate that is sitting on a red and white check napkin

Our complete meal includes:

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Sandwiches Picnic | cookingwithcurls.com

but they would also be delicious with Sweet Potato Chips.

How to make Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Sandwiches:

Start by mixing the Spice Rub together…..

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Sandwiches spice rub cookingwithcurls.com

Then sprinkle the rub on all sides of the beef roast…..

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Sandwiches rub cookingwithcurls.com

*Warning* this spice rub has a kick to it! It’s not overly spicy, but small children might not be thrilled with it. Use less chili powder for less heat, or use less rub. 🙂

Place the roast in the slow cooker…..

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Put on the lid and cook on HIGH for 6 hours, or LOW for 8 hours…..

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Sandwiches 6 hours cookingwithcurls.com

Come back and find this super delicious beef just waiting to be shredded…..

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Sandwiches cooked cookingwithcurls.com

No, I did not add any liquid before I cooked the roast! Remove the roast to a large plate or baking sheet and shred with two forks…..

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Sandwiches shred cookingwithcurls.com

Discard the liquid and return the shredded beef to the slow cooker…..

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Sandwiches shredded cookingwithcurls.com

Add 1 cup of Tangy & Sassy Barbecue Sauce {or sauce of your choice} and cook for an additional 30 to 60 minutes…..

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Sandwiches sauce cookingwithcurls.com

Slice your Homemade Hamburger Buns in half, and toast in a cast iron skillet. Place a scoop of barbecue beef on the bun…..

barbecue beef sandwich with a side of potato salad served on a white plate with a red checkered napkin underneath

and serve with additional barbecue sauce on the side. I wrapped my sandwiches in foil…..

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Sandwiches foil cookingwithcurls.com

for easy transport. It also helped keep all of the barbecue sauce from running down my arms! 😉  Don’t forget to bring along some Wet Nap hand wipes in your basket!

You also need a blanket to sit on, a couple of pillows to lean against, and some large plates of a tray to keep your food from falling over! 🙂  No one wants their Blackberry Passion Tea Lemonade to spill and ruin their new blanket…or soak their imaginary date!

Luke Wilson Surfing

{photo from US Magazine}

How cute, he even matches the picnic! 😉

Enjoy!!

barbecue beef sandwich with a side of potato salad on a white plate that is sitting on a red and white check napkin

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

These Tangy & Sassy Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Sandwiches are the perfect solution for those busy weeknight meals!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, barbecue, sauce, spice, rub, recipe, sandwich, slow cooker
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 369kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

Spice Rub

  • ½ Tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ Tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ Tablespoon onion powder
  • ½ Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 pound beef chuck roast trimmed
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce*
  • 12 hamburger buns

Instructions

  • Mix spice rub ingredients together in a small bowl, set aside.
  • Sprinkle spice rub over all sides of the beef chuck roast.
  • Place roast in slow cooker, and cook on HIGH for 6 hours or LOW for 8 hours.
  • Shred beef with two forks and return to the slow cooker.
  • Mix in the barbecue sauce and cook for an additional 30 to 60 minutes.
  • Store left over barbecue beef in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Nutrition

Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 557mg | Potassium: 496mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 4.1mg

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  1. I never use my slow cooker because I don’t have a timer and even without one everything always seems to be overcooked. Any ideas? Would like to try this recipe.

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