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BBQ shredded beef on a bun with corn on the cob and coleslaw on a plate.

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Beef Sandwiches are worth the wait. So much delicious flavor from this slow cooker dish!

Yield: 8 1x
Prep: 10 minutesCook: 10 hoursTotal: 10 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (3 lb) boneless beef chuck roast
  • 1 1/2 cups of this homemade BBQ sauce or your favorite store-bought version
  • 810 whole wheat hamburger buns

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Make It Now

  1. In a small bowl, mix the onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper together.
  2. Rub the meat with the seasoning and place in the slow cooker.
  3. Pour BBQ sauce over the meat.
  4. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or until beef easily shreds.
  5. Using two forks, shred the beef.
  6. Remove excess liquid and serve on whole wheat buns.

Freeze For Later

Rub the seasoning over the meat and place in a gallon-size freezer bag. Pour the BBQ sauce over the meat, press the air out of the bag, and freeze next to a bag of wheat buns.

Prepare From Frozen

Let meat thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Cook in slow cooker as directed. Let buns thaw at room temperature. Enjoy!


  • Trim off as much excess fat as you can, or ask your butcher to do it for you.
  • Freeze fully-cooked meat in small portions for easy lunches down the road. 
  • Try not to lift the lid of the Crock Pot while cooking!
© Author: Rachel Tiemeyer
Cuisine: American Method: Slow Cooker