Sweet BBQ Beef Sandwiches

           BBQ_Beef_Sandwiches1   I have a few delicious 4th of July recipe ideas to share with you all! I will be posting them over the next week. This first one is so easy, you will laugh, and you will LOVE it! Who doesn’t love a yummy BBQ Beef sandwich!? Okay, well maybe a vegetarian doesn’t, but you know what I mean. My Mom used to make these all the time for Sunday family dinners. Feel free to use a pork roast instead if you like it more than beef.


Sweet BBQ Beef Sandwiches

Delicious shredded beef with a sweet and savory barbecue flavor. Serve inside hamburger buns for one delicious sandwich!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 5 minutes
Author Holly


  • 2 pounds Beef Roast I used a Rump roast
  • 12 ounces Root Beer not diet
  • 1 18 oz bottle of your favorite Barbecue Sauce
  • 8 Hamburger Buns


  • Place roast in the crock pot. Pour the root beer all over the roast. Cover with lid and cook on Low heat 10 to12 hours. OR cook on High heat 6 to 7 hours.
  • Carefully drain root beer from crock pot. Shred roast and remove any fat. Place shredded roast back in crock pot. Pour the barbecue sauce all over the meat. Stir. Cover with lid and cook 1 more hour or until heated through.
  • Serve in hamburger buns.

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21 thoughts on “Sweet BBQ Beef Sandwiches

  1. HEY!!! I have a pork one going in the crockpot at this moment, lol! Great minds I tell ya 😉 I am going to do mini-sliders using Hawaiian Sweet Rolls and made some copy-cat KFC Coleslaw to go with it. Cannot WAIT to try it all tonight!

  2. We’ve made a lot of pork butts into pulled pork, but I’ve never done beef. I don’t know why. I love the stuff! This sounds really simple; I love using the slow cooker. It’s kind of nice when someone else does the work. 😉

  3. Oh Holly… I love KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce, it’s the only kind I buy anymore! I will have to try this ASAP!!! So glad I saw this before going to the store!! Yum…

  4. Is there anything you could use instead of root beer? It looks good, we just don’t like root beer. Thanks!

  5. My meat always comes out really tough and hard to shred. I cooked a 2.5 lb rump roast this time on low for about 4 hours it was cooked all the way so I turned it off and let it sit in the root beer for maybe 2 hours hoping that would help tenderize it. WRONG! Do you have any suggestions?

    1. Mikki, you need to cook roast for long periods of time in the crock pot. The longer the better. It will seem done after 4 or 5 hours, but it’s not. Cooking a roast on low for 4 hours is way too short. I cook mine on low (around 2 lbs of roast) anywhere from 9 to 10 hours, and the meat literally falls apart when I go to shred it, and it’s very tender! Try cooking it longer next time and it should work! 🙂

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