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BBQ Crock-Pot Shredded Beef

BBQ Crock-Pot Shredded Beef

Beef on a Bun is a very Alberta meal. It is the go-to staple at cookouts and Stampede Parties throughout the summer. Usually, beef on a bun is sliced but I love the ease of Crock-Pot shredded beef. The shredded beef stays moist and it is easier to stretch for a big crowd. Plus when it is in the Crock-Pot, it’s no big deal if you eat a bit later than expected (which ALWAYS happens at our house).

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Since you make this in the Crock-Pot, it is the perfect make-ahead meal for a big cookout or party. Having a TON of people? Use a few slow cookers and you’ll have enough to feed an army. The best part is that you have to put out almost no effort at all to make a massive amount of this stuff!

Easy Summer Entertaining Menu

Grab buns and make a few delicious side dishes like baked mac and cheese, coleslaw, and broccoli salad. For dessert, you can’t go wrong with my Banana Pudding for a crowd, no-bake strawberry cream pie, or Coca Cola cake.

Whatever sides, desserts, and drinks you choose, you’ll quickly see that this BBQ Crock-Pot shredded beef will be the star of the show. This tender BBQ beef is cooked for hours in the Crock-Pot, and its juicy, tenderness and amazing flavor prove that out.

Let Your Crock-Pot Make Entertaining Easier!

It is truly one of the easiest things you can do for a summer party. Forget spending your entire evening in the kitchen! Just make a big batch of bbq Crock-Pot Shredded Beef and a few make-ahead salads and desserts and enjoy your summer party. It’s supposed to be fun for you too!

It’s the ultimate time-saver. When you combine a Crock-Pot recipe like this beef with make-ahead sides and desserts, you’ll save a ton of time and effort. Set the Crock-Pot and forget it, and then move on to the sides and desserts, all of which are most likely made in casserole or baking dishes. It doesn’t get much easier!

BBQ Crock-Pot Shredded Beef Printable Recipe

BBQ Crock-Pot Shredded Beef
Yield: 16

BBQ Crock-Pot Shredded Beef

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes

BBQ Crock-Pot Shredded Beef is a real crowd pleaser. Throw your beef in your Crock Pot and you'll be feeding your party in no time.


  • 4 pound beef roast, I used an eye of round roast ~4 lbs
  • 1 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp grainy mustard
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Sriracha
  • 1 tsp Garlic plus, if you use garlic powder, add salt too


  1. Place beef roast into slow cooker.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine ketchup, sugar, mustard, Worcestershire, sriracha and garlic plus.
  3. Pour mixture over roast.
  4. Cook in the slow cooker for 7-9 hours on low or 5-6 hours on high.
  5. About an hour before you want it to be done, remove roast, trim off any fat and discard it, and shred with forks.
  6. Return meat to the sauce and cook approximately 1 more hour.
  7. Serve on buns.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 445Saturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 155mgSodium: 569mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 44g

bbq crock-pot shredded beef on a bun

Pile on the Food!

It’s a barbecue, after all. When your Crock-Pot shredded beef is all done, grab some soft, squishy buns, pile them high with this beef, and then top them to your heart’s content. 

Some great pairings for a sandwich like this include:

  • Coleslaw
  • Yellow slaw
  • Hot slaw
  • Dill pickles
  • Half sour pickles
  • Fried onion rings (thank me later)

There’s a lot you can do with a BBQ Crock-Pot shredded beef sandwich, and it doesn’t stop there. Pair it with all your favorite classic barbecue sides, and you’ve got a meal that will satisfy even the biggest eaters in your family.

Fill You Bun and Your Belly with this BBQ Crock-Pot Shredded Beef

Whether you serve this beef straight up or piled with classic BBQ sandwich toppings, your family and friends are going to flip for this recipe. This BBQ shredded beef is so tender and has such a delicious and classic BBQ flavor, it’s always a winner. 

Serve it up at your next potluck and watch as everyone stacks their favorite sides along with this beef – on a bun or on its own – and eats themselves straight into a food coma. It’s that good.

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Tuesday 18th of July 2023

I'm planning to make crockpot eye of round for our upcoming barbeque and I'm not certain how much beef I need. There are about 30 people coming and I bought two 8# eye of round roasts. I was going to use two crockpots, each holding 4# roasts, following your recipe- then figure out if that looks like enough. If not, I'd cook up the second roast following the same recipe. I bought slider rolls, since I'll also have grilled chicken. Did I way overbuy? Do you think maybe one of the roasts will be enough? I tend to cook enough for an army. :-) Your recipe has a 4# roast with a yield of 16. But that seems kinda skimpy for this crowd of big eaters. Will it really pile as high as it does in the picture with a 1/4# of beef per person?

Merry Kuchle

Tuesday 18th of July 2023

It really depends on how fatty your roast is. I always end up overbuying because I don’t want to run out. You can always freeze the leftovers for later! I would cook both.


Saturday 19th of January 2019

I made this recipe last night for my boyfriend and I (cut the recipe in half for two people). Both of us LOVED it! He couldn’t stop eating it lol will definitely be making it again 100%.


Tuesday 19th of March 2013

Hello, I was curious if I had to use Sriracha or is there a substitute? Thank you!


Tuesday 19th of March 2013

You could sub hot sauce or leave it out all together. However, I implore you to try Sriracha. It is AWESOME on just about anything. :)

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