Saturday, August 18, 2012

Slow Cooker Barbecued Beef Sandwiches with Homemade Sauce (Recipe Collections)

Delicious Barbecued beef sandwiches with from-scratch barbecue sauce, made in the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Barbecued Beef Sandwiches with Homemade Sauce found on

There are certain recipes that are slow cooker classics, and those are the ones I like to feature in the mini round-ups I call Recipe Collections.  This time I'm spotlighting Barbecued Beef Sandwiches, something that's good all year for get-togethers but especially nice when it's too hot to heat up the house. 

Each of these recipes is slightly different, and I hope you'll find one that might become your new favorite recipe for Barbecued Beef Sandwiches; just click on the name for each sandwich to see the full recipe on the blog that posted it.

Barbecued Beef Sandwiches
Weight-Watchers friendly barbecued beef.  (Photo from Culinary Covers.)
Let's start out with the recipe for Barbecued Beef Sandwiches pictured above that Lori from Recipe Girl found in a Weight-Watcher's publication and featured on her blog, Culinary Covers.  The recipe starts with flank steak that's rubbed with brown sugar and black pepper and then cooked all day in a homemade barbecue sauce mixture and Lori says it's the kind of recipe your family will be asking you to make.

Superbowl Barbecued Beef (Photo from My Baking Addiction.)
The next sandwich is one that Jamie from My Baking Addiction calls Superbowl Barbecued Beef, and I agree these would probably be a hit at any kind of gathering.  Jamie starts with chuck roast which simmers in homemade barbecue sauce ingredients; then the meat is piled onto mini buns and served with sweet slaw.

 It took Lydia a few tries to perfect this Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Brisket from The Perfect Pantry, and I love the techniques she uses to get the barbecue-like quality.

This Shredded Beef Brisket in the CrockPot from Shockingly Delicious has onions that caramelize while the meat cooks for extra flavor!

Spicy BBQ Brisket with Healthy Asian Slaw (Photo from Danica's Daily.)
The Spicy BBQ Brisket with Healthy Asian Slaw from Danica's Daily features meat with a spicy touch due to the addition of sweet jalapeno or chile sauce in the barbecue sauce mixture.  I love everything about this recipe, including the healthy slaw with Asian flavors.

CrockPot Barbecued Beef (Photo from Color Me Pink.)
The CrockPot Barbecued Beef from Color Me Pink features a delicious-sounding barbecue sauce that begins with sauteed onions and garlic, then adds chile powder, brown sugar, and molasses and finishes with canned tomatoes and cider vinegar.  Although it adds a step to the recipe, I like the idea of making the sauce on the stove so you can get it just how you like it.  Christine also tops her Barbecued Beef Sandwiches with a scoop of coleslaw.

Smoky Slow Cooker Beef Brisket (Photo from Sarah's Cucina Bella.)
This Smoky Slow Cooker Beef Brisket from Sarah's Cucina Bella uses tomato paste, molasses, Liquid Smoke, and Honey to make a delicious-sounding smoky barbecue sauce that sounds like it's just slightly sweet.  Sarah likes to serve this on sandwiches with a slice of cheddar cheese, but Sarah says the meat is also good for nachos and wraps.

And finally, this Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef recipe from Emily Bites came from Emily's mom, who got it from her own mom!

More Ideas for Beef in the Slow Cooker:
Beef Short Ribs for BBQ Sliders from Sass and Veracity
Cuban-Style Ropa Vieja from The Perfect Pantry
Italian Beef Sandwiches from Elly Says Opa!
Java Brisket from Amanda's Cookin'
Korean Shredded Beef Tacos from A Year of Slow Cooking 

Does your family like Slow Cooker Barbecued Beef?  Let us know in the comments about what ingredients are a hit when you make this slow cooker classic.


  1. Thanks for including my recipe, Kalyn! Great roundup. Now that fall is nearing, I am looking forward to making pulled pork (and it's fun cousin brisket) again.

  2. Thanks Sarah, and my pleasure including your recipe! This round-up is making me hungry.

  3. Thanks for the include! The others look wonderful, there's nothing like a great sandwich.

  4. And here I thought I was the only one who loves the combination of barbecued beef and cole slaw on a sandwich! Great round-up.

  5. Christine, my pleasure!

    Lydia, it's obviously a popular combination.

  6. Thanks Kalyn for featuring my recipe and giving me so many more I NEED to try :) I love using my slow cooker year round...even in the summer since it does not heat up the house.


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