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BBQ CrockPot 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 CrockPot shredded beef.

The shredded beef stays moist and it is easier to stretch for a big crowd. Plus when it is in the slow cooker, it’s no big deal if you eat a bit later than expected (which ALWAYS happens at our house).

Since you make this in the CrockPot, it is the perfect make-ahead meal for a big cookout or party. Need Beef on a Bun for a Crowd? 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! Love a great beef recipe in the Crockpot? Add steak cubes in crock pot and Crockpot Beef Barley Stew to your meal plan!

Want to fire up the smoker instead? Check out Smoked Pulled Beef or Smoked Baby Back Ribs!

Shredded beef on a bun sitting on a white plate

Easy Summer Entertaining Menu

Grab buns and make a few delicious side dishes like baked mac and cheese, coleslaw, Golden beet salad, and broccoli salad. If you want another crockpot recipe, whip up a batch of Crockpot Baked Beans. 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 CrockPot shredded beef will be the star of the show. This tender BBQ beef is cooked for hours in the Crock-Pot which makes it super tasty and juicy.

Since our shredded beef is cooked in a bbq type sauce, you don’t need a lot of condiments. We do recommend having some pickles, sliced red onion, bbq sauce and mustard on hand.

Making Crockpot Shredded Beef

Ingredients for Crockpot Shredded Beef

Ingredients

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

Instructions

Beef roast in crockpot with cooking sauces on top

Place beef roast into slow cooker. In a medium bowl, combine ketchup, sugar, mustard, Worcestershire, sriracha and garlic plus. Pour mixture over roast.

Beef roast in crockpot ready to be shredded with forks

Cook in the slow cooker for 7-9 hours on low or 5-6 hours on high. About an hour before you want it to be done, remove roast, trim off any fat and discard it, and shred with forks.

Shredded beef in crockpot ready to serve

Return meat to the sauce and cook approximately 1 more hour.

Serve on buns.

BBQ CrockPot Shredded Beef Printable Recipe

Shredded beef on a bun sitting on a white plate
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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:

Yield:

16

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

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Catherine Sokolowski

Monday 30th of October 2023

This looks so delicious and perfect for feeding a crowd of hungry people! Pinned!!

Maureen

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.

Ana

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%.

Saralynn

Tuesday 19th of March 2013

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

Merry

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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