BBQ Beef Sandwiches


Slow cooker bbq beef sandwiches with root beer! insta pot, pressure cooker, crockpot


These BBQ beef sandwiches are similar to what my mom used to make for us growing up, but upon getting married and discovering that many places used Coke or Dr. Pepper in their pork recipes we decided to go for root beer in our beef! It gives a little hint of something sweet, but you can totally add more red pepper flakes and even chili powder if you want it to be sweet and spicy.


Slow cooker bbq beef sandwiches with root beer! insta pot, pressure cooker, crockpot


Most importantly it takes no effort. Just throw everything in the slow cooker and let it sit all day. Those are the days I’m always hungriest as every time I walk down stairs or into the kitchen I can smell that meat cooking away in there. I need to try out those Reynolds slow cooker bags too, then clean up would be just as easy! Have any of you tried those and are they worth it?

BBQ Beef Sandwiches

BBQ Beef Sandwiches


  • One 3-4 pound Beef Chuck Roast
  • 1 Cup Root Beer
  • 2 Cups BBQ Sauce (We use Sweet Baby Ray’s)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Pinch Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper


  1. Place the meat in a slow cooker and cover in BBQ Sauce, root beer, and seasonings.
  2. Cook on low for 7-8 hours, shred and cook an additional 30 minutes to an hour.

Serve in buns.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6-8 sandwiches, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 439 Calories
  • Total Fat: 12.6g
  • Cholesterol: 145.1mg
  • Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Sugar: 27g
  • Protein: 48.7g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.


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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.