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Crockpot shredded beef sandwiches recipe
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5 from 3 votes

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Sandwiches

These slow cooker shredded beef sandwiches are amped up with a generous dose of seasonings, a deep smoky flavor, and just a touch of sweetness.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time6 hours
Total Time6 hours 5 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 341kcal



  • 3 pounds beef chuck roast
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • ¼ teaspoon liquid smoke
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 bay leaf


  • hamburger buns or rolls


  • Heat all ingredients in crock pot on low for six hours, or until beef is falling apart. Taste liquid for salt and add more as needed.
  • Remove bay leaf, and shred beef.
  • Serve on sandwich rolls or crusty bread.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge and reheat as needed.


If you wish to add cheese, Muenster cheese is a great pairing.
This can be done on high heat as well. Expect it to take one or two hours less to become tender.
This can be made in a Dutch Oven if desired as well. You may need to add more beef broth, as the liquid may simmer out faster. 


Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 617mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 4mg