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Slow Cooker BBQ Beef

BBQ Beef sandwiches

This slow cooker BBQ beef recipe is an easy meal to cook. With just a few ingredients, that most of us have at home, you can have a delicious and savory meal in only a few hours.

Quick and Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce

Quick and easy homemade bbq sauce offers the combination of tangy and sweet flavors with a tender chuck roast that falls apart on your fork.

We love to combine the main dish recipe with chips, pickles, and some beans for a great summertime meal.

BBQ beef on a sesame seed bun with chips.
Shredded barbecue beef on a bun with chips.

What Ingredients Do You Need For BBQ Beef?

  • Ketchup
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Brown sugar
  • Minced onion (dried)
  • Mustard
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Chili powder
  • Chuck roast

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post.

How Do I Make The Slow Cooker BBQ Beef?

  1. Grease the slow cooker and add the chuck roast to the pot.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Pour the ingredients over the chuck roast and cover with the lid.
  4. Cook on low for eight hours.
  5. Shred and eat.

BBQ Beef Recipe

Chuck roast in a Crock Pot.

Grease the slow cooker and add the chuck roast to the pot.

Ketchup and Worcestershire sauce in a glass bowl.

Start by adding ketchup and Worcestershire sauce into a medium-sized bowl.

Ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and minced onion in a glass bowl.

Next, add the brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and dried minced onion to the bowl.

You can use fresh onion, but I like the flavor of minced onion. I buy it in the spice section at the grocery store.

Ingredients for barbecue sauce in a glass bowl.

Now, add the mustard, liquid smoke, salt, pepper, and chili powder to the bowl and mix well.

Chuck roast and homemade bbq sauce in a slow cooker.

Pour the BBQ sauce over the chuck roast and place the lid on the slow cooker. Cook for eight hours on low.

Shredded bbq in a slow cooker.

Once the food cooks shred the beef and serve.

If it seems like there’s a lot of liquid, you can take a cup and scoop a little bit of the liquid out of the pot.

You can also put some of the meat in a strainer and strain some of the liquid off before serving.

Slow cooker BBQ beef on a plate with chips.

Side dishes that go well with BBQ beef:

BBQ Beef on a bun with chips.

Y’all are gonna need some desserts with this recipe:

BBQ Sandwich on a white plate with chips.

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Recipe Card

Check out the recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start cooking! This is a great meal for the entire family and I think you’ll really love it.

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your BBQ beef on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us so we can try it, too!

BBQ Beef sandwiches

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

Crock Pot BBQ Beef is the perfect homemade dinner recipe. 


  • 3-4 pound chuck roast
  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. minced/dried onion
  • 2 Tbsp. mustard
  • 1 tsp. liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. chili powder


  1. Grease the slow cooker and add the chuck roast to the pot.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and pour over the chuck roast.
  3. Replace the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for eight hours.
  4. After eight hours, shred the beef and serve. (If there is a lot of liquid in the pot, you can drain some of it off before serving).

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 419Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 736mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 38g

Nutrition is approximate.

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