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Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef



Embrace the savory aroma and mouthwatering flavors of slow-cooked barbecue beef with our tantalizing recipe. Perfect for busy weekdays or lazy weekends, this dish combines tender beef, tangy barbecue sauce, and aromatic spices, resulting in a culinary masterpiece that will leave your taste buds longing for more. Let’s embark on a journey of slow-cooked goodness as we unveil the secrets to crafting the ultimate barbecue beef in your trusty slow cooker.

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– 3 lbs beef chuck roast, trimmed of excess fat
– 1 onion, thinly sliced
– 3 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 cup barbecue sauce (your favorite brand or homemade)
– 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
– 2 tablespoons brown sugar
– 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
– 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1 teaspoon onion powder
– Salt and black pepper to taste
– Hamburger buns, for serving


1. **Prepare the Beef**: Begin by seasoning the beef chuck roast generously with salt and black pepper on all sides. This will help enhance the flavor of the meat as it cooks.

2. **Layer the Ingredients**: In the slow cooker insert, layer the thinly sliced onion and minced garlic at the bottom. Place the seasoned beef chuck roast on top of the onions and garlic, ensuring it sits evenly in the slow cooker.

3. **Mix the Sauce**: In a mixing bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Whisk the ingredients together until well combined and the sugar has dissolved.

4. **Pour the Sauce Over the Beef**: Pour the prepared barbecue sauce mixture over the beef chuck roast, ensuring that it coats the meat evenly. The flavorful sauce will infuse the beef with irresistible taste as it simmers in the slow cooker.

5. **Cook to Perfection**: Cover the slow cooker with the lid and cook the barbecue beef on low heat for 8-10 hours, or on high heat for 4-6 hours. The long, slow cooking process will allow the beef to become fork-tender and soak up all the delicious flavors of the sauce.

6. **Shred and Serve**: Once the beef is cooked to perfection, use two forks to shred it directly in the slow cooker. Mix the shredded beef with the remaining sauce and onions for maximum flavor.

7. **Serve with Flair**: To serve, pile the tender barbecue beef onto soft hamburger buns and top with your favorite coleslaw or pickles for added crunch and freshness.


With its melt-in-your-mouth tenderness and irresistible barbecue flavor, our Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef recipe is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Whether enjoyed at a backyard barbecue, potluck gathering, or cozy family dinner, this dish is sure to impress even the most discerning palates. Embrace the ease and convenience of slow cooking while treating yourself to a symphony of savory delights. Happy cooking!

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