Monday, January 15, 2024

Easy Crockpot BBQ Beef Recipe: Your Ultimate Guide to Slow-Cooked Perfection

Welcome to my West Virginia Kitchen!    If you're looking for a hassle-free way to enjoy tender, flavorful BBQ beef, this Easy Crockpot BBQ Beef Recipe is your go-to solution.  

Perfect for busy weeknights or laid-back weekends, this dish promises to deliver mouthwatering results with minimal effort.  I can't wait to share this one with you so...

Let's Get Started!


Slow cooking in a crockpot ensures that the beef becomes incredibly tender, absorbing all the rich flavors of the BBQ sauce.  This method not only enhances the taste but also frees up your time to focus on the other activities while your meal cooks to perfection.  


  • 3 lb Chuck Roast
  • 1 cup of Dr Pepper (or beef broth)
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 cups BBQ Sauce


  1. Prepare the Beef:  Pat the chuck roast dry with paper towels and season it with salt and pepper.
  2. Sear the Beef:  Heat a large Skillet over medium-high heat and sear the beef on all sides until browned.  This step locks in the juices and adds extra flavor.  
  3. Mix the Sauce:  In a bowl whisk together the BBQ sauce, Dr. Pepper (or beef broth) Worcestershire sauce, brown brown sugar, garlic, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika.  
  4. Slow Cook:  Place the seared beef into the crockpot.  Pour the sauce mixture over the beef.  Cover and cook for 8-10 hours on LOW or 4-5 hours on HIGH, until the beef is tender and easily shredded.
  5. Shred and Serve:  Once cooked, use two forks to shred the beef directly in the crockpot.  Stir to mix the beef with the sauce.  Serve over rice, noodles, or my favorite way, on a toasted bun with pickles and French fried onions. 


  • Quality Meat:  Use a good quality beef chuck roast for the best results.
  • Searing:  Don't skip the searing step as it adds a depth of flavor.
  • Customize the Sauce:   Feel free to adjust the BBQ sauce to your taste.  Add apple cider vinegar for more tanginess, more sugar for sweetness, or chili powder for heat.
  • Leftovers:  Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.  Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave.  


This BBQ beef is versatile and pairs well with a variety of sides.  Here are some ideas:

  • Coleslaw:  A tangy coleslaw balances the richness of the beef.
  • Cornbread:  Sweet and savory cornbread is a classic accompaniment.  
  • Potato Salad:  Creamy potato salad adds a comforting touch. 
  • Grilled Vegetables:  Add a healthy, flavorful component to your meal.


Can I use a different cut of beef?

Yes, you can use brisket or even beef ribs, but cooking times may vary.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Absolutely!  This dish reheats well and can be made a day in advance.

Is this recipe freezer-friendly?

Yes, you can freeze the shredded BBQ beef in portions for up to 3 months.  Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

This Crockpot BBQ Beef recipe is a crowd-pleaser that's incredibly easy to make.  Whether you're hosting a summer BBQ, a family dinner, or meal prepping for the week, this recipe promises delicious results every time.  Give it a try and enjoy the flavors of slow-cooked perfection!  

And as always...

Happy Eatin' Y'all!
~The Kitchen Wife~


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