Adrienne's Overnight Barbecued Beef Sandwiches

Adrienne's Overnight Barbecued Beef Sandwiches


"Growing up, my Mom used to make barbecued beef in the crock pot and it always tasted so good. It's definitely comfort food for me. After I got out on my own, I was determined to make barbecue beef just like hers, so I tried lots of recipes and finally came up with one of my own. I was so pleased! I called her to tell her and she laughed. She had always just used a bottle of barbecue sauce! We still laugh about that and now I've had to give her my recipe!"


10 h 20 m servings 973 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 973 kcal
  • 49%
  • Fat:
  • 49.2 g
  • 76%
  • Carbs:
  • 95.9g
  • 31%
  • Protein:
  • 39.8 g
  • 80%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 1231 mg
  • 49%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the onion, brown sugar, pepper, salt, chili powder, paprika, oregano, garlic, ketchup, water, white vinegar, canola oil, Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke in a slow cooker; stir. Lay the beef pieces into the sauce. Cook on LOW for 10 hours.
  2. Remove the beef from the sauce, keeping the sauce in the slow cooker, and shred with two forks. Remove 1/4 cup of the sauce from the slow cooker and pour into a bowl. Whisk the cornstarch into the sauce; stir the mixture back into the slow cooker. Add the shredded beef; stir. Serve hot on the whole-wheat buns.
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  1. 27 Ratings


This got great reviews from everyone that tried it. I substituted an old beef roast for the brisket and also whisked the cornstarch right into the crockpot at the end (not sure how much I used -...

Excellent choice. I modified this recipe in the following manner. I marinated the meet for 3 days, then smoked it for 12 hours between 200-220. I wrapped meet in tinfoil for an hour and kept it...

This made some really great barbecue. Great tangy smokey flavor. Nice blend of flavors and it was a hit with my family. Both my husband and son ate seconds. I used a chuck roast, hickory liquid ...

Very good. I'm not very experienced at all and found this recipe very easy and the family loved it.

Leanest, most delicious BBQ meat I've ever tasted! I followed the recipe exactly as written, using the leanest brisket I could find. Trimmed whatever fat I could see before putting the meat in...

I loved this recipe. The only changes I made were to saute the onions and garlic before adding to the pot, and to omit the liquid smoke because we didn't have any. I cooled it, skimmed off the...

Adrienne, this is awesome!!!! I tried exactly as written (always do this first time before making changes) and found it to be incredible. It was even better the next day after the meat soaked ...

The meat got really tender and juicy, but the flavor was terrible. Way too sweet for a beef dish. Had to rinse the meat off and add some bbbq sauce to the rest of it.

Born and raised Southerner so you know I'm big on barbecue, and picking up the cooking hobby but not so skilled yet, and I just wanted to thank you for posting your recipe. Easy to prepare, eas...