We’re headed into a very specific phase of cooking right now: Comfort Food Season plus I’m Too Lazy And Tired And Sick Of Winter To Make Anything Fancy. It’s the time of year when I become very good friends with my slow-cooker because having dinner essentially “done” by 9am? BEST FEELING EVER.
This recipe is simple and delicious and leaves a lot of room for customization. I keep it basic and use a brand of BBQ sauce we love, but you can use your own favorite sauce from a bottle, a homemade BBQ sauce, or even another kind of sauce (Hot pepper sauce? throw in some spices to give it a Mexican flavor? Whatever! You can’t really mess it up!) The point is: meat in the pot, add sauce, slap it on a bun. DINNER IS DONE.
(I’ve also made huge batches of this for parties and it is always a hit. Serve the sandwiches with a pan of homemade mac and cheese? EASY PARTY DINNER!)
Slow-Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches
serves 4-6 people
2-3 lbs beef chuck roast, fat removed
seasonings (onion salt, pepper, garlic powder, etc)
1 bottle BBQ sauce
Buns, other toppings
Place meat in a slow cooker. Add onion salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cook on high for 4 or 5 hours, then on low for 2 hours. Transfer meat to a large plate or cookie sheet and shred with a fork and knife, removing any excess fat. Drain most of the liquid from the slow-cooker, add the meat back in and add BBQ sauce. Cook for another 30 minutes or so on low. Serve on rolls or buns with cheese and other toppings, if desired.