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?


Can You Freeze BBQ Beef?

Leftover BBQ will keep in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.

You may freeze it in freezer containers or bags for up to 3 months.


How Do You Reheat BBQ Beef?

If frozen, thaw completely.

Wrap BBQ in foil and place on baking sheet in 225 degree oven.

Bake in foil on a middle rack until the center is 155°F.


Can You Make Shredded BBQ Beef in the Oven?

Beef roast for BBQ Beef can be cooked in the oven.

Set the oven for 275 degrees.

Bake for 4-5 hours, then shred and add BBQ sauce.


BBQ Beef Sandwiches

Yield: 6-8 sandwiches

BBQ Beef Sandwiches

BBQ Beef Sandwiches
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes


  • 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:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 439 Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 145.1mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 33g Fiber: 0.7g Sugar: 27g Protein: 48.7g

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Carrian Cheney

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

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10 comments on “BBQ Beef Sandwiches”

  1. thanks for the clarification on the size- after I typed the comment I figured it out. 😉

  2. What does 13-4 lb mean? Is that a typo? ?

  3. Yummy. What I would give to have this for lunch!!

  4. aHhhh !!! this makes me miss Texas.
    this looks so great !

  5. On no.. poor thing. It must be so hard to have to look at every little tiny ingredient. The sandwiches look dee-lish!!

  6. Don't you love Sweet Baby Ray's? I've never tried adding root beer before, sounds yummy and sweet!

  7. Oh my goodness, that's awful! Dairy is such a sneaky culprit!

    That BBQ looks great, though! 🙂